A competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated films under 40 minutes in length that meet at least two of the three following criteria:
1 – The Director is a Tennessee Resident
2 – The Producer or Screenwriter is a Tennessee Resident
3 – At least 65% of the film is shot in Tennessee.
In order to be eligible for prizes, the film MUST NOT have screened theatrically or at a festival in Middle Tennessee prior to the 2017 Nashville Film Festival. Films that have shown may be selected for screening, they would, however, not be in competition. Selected films are also eligible in their overall category. For instance, if your Tennessee short documentary is selected, you are eligible for this prize AND the prize for Best Documentary Short.
The winning film receives a $500 cash prize.