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50th Annual

Nashville Film Festival

October 3-12, 2019

Now accepting submissions for films and screenplays. Next Deadline: April 30, 2019.

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.

With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October, 2019.

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The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in the world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.

With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October, 2019.

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NEWS & FEATURES

Line-Up Announced for 6th Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival

  Nashville, TN – The Nashville Japanese Film Festival is proud to once again spotlight the art of Japanese cinema, with a compelling line-up for its sixth annual event, screening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 19-21, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The schedule includes an exciting opening night featuring Never-ending Man (the…

Help Support NashFilm

Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift NashFilm is dedicated to advancing creative innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through independent film. This important work could not continue without your ongoing support.  CONTRIBUTE to the Mission FUND the Arts GIVE Thank you in advance for your selfless giving. FILM.  MUSIC.  CULTURE. The Nashville Film Festival…

NEWS & FEATURES

Line-Up Announced for 6th Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival

  Nashville, TN – The Nashville Japanese Film Festival is proud to once again spotlight the art of Japanese cinema, with a compelling line-up for its sixth annual event, screening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 19-21, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The schedule includes an exciting opening night featuring Never-ending Man (the…

Help Support NashFilm

Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift NashFilm is dedicated to advancing creative innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through independent film. This important work could not continue without your ongoing support.  CONTRIBUTE to the Mission FUND the Arts GIVE Thank you in advance for your selfless giving. FILM.  MUSIC.  CULTURE. The Nashville Film Festival…

SPOTLIGHT FILM

AMAZING GRACE  —   (NEON)     NOW PLAYING

The never before seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace is crafted from never before seen footage originally captured in 1972.

Atlantic Records was the pioneering home of Ray Charles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Roberta

Flack, John Coltrane, and scores of other great Jazz, R&B and Pop artists. The Coasters, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett head the list of African-American stars that the label marketed during the 1950s and 1960s.

By 1971, Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. In the culmination of five years of chart-topping hits, she and her producer, Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records, decided her next recording would take her back to the music of her youth, to the world of American Gospel music. Amazing Grace was not intended as a swan song, but it would turn out to be an elegiac moment in American musical history as well as a salute to the gospel heritage that had transformed American music in the 1960s.

Forty-seven years later, this film is a testimony to the greatness of Aretha Franklin and a time-machine window into a moment in American Musical and social history.

Official Film Site: Amazing Grace

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