2018 Festival

About NashFilm’s 2018 Festival

What, Where & When:

10 – 19, May 2018 @ Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX – Nashville
10 theaters, 10 days, box office, VIP lounge, red carpets, and hundreds of films!

2018 Program Guide:

Each year, the beloved program guide is published, which helps festival-goers make their film selections, anticipate must-attend events, and navigate the festival, which is composed of hundreds of film screenings, parties, and celebrations of independent cinema.  At the conclusion of the festival each year, the program guide becomes a keepsake and a great way to remember all that the festivities included each year.

2018 Program Guide

The Film Lineup:

The 2018 festival screened 326 films from 45 different countries/regions.  These films represent the substance of the 2018 Nashville Film Festival.  We are proud of our lineup and the talented filmmakers, screenwriters, cast and crew who worked countless hours to produce each of them.  

2018 Film Lineup

Jury:

Every year, winners are selected from each film, screenplay, and VR category by our jurors.  These Grand Jury prizes are the most prestigious awards with the largest prize packages that NashFilm gives out for each category.  We offer a special “thank you” to our 2018 jurors and the hard choices they had to make.

2018 Jurors

Awards:

Film Competition

Film Award Winners

Screenplay Competition

Screenplay Award Winners

Screenplay Semi & Finalists

Festival Highlights:

Above and beyond the +300 films shown throughout the festival each year (see 2018 FILM LINEUP) are parties, receptions, industry events, and opportunities for members, attendees, and industry guests to make connections and experience Nashville’s film-loving community.  Here are some special events and highlights from the festival.

Thurs, May 10th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• Opening Night Film, STEVEN TYLER: OUT ON A LIMB w/ red carpet & private concert
• Opening Night Party, presented by Servis1st Bank, at 3rd & Lindsley
Fri, May 11th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• TN Filmmaker Reception at Paddywax - Celebration of our in-state creatives, and the work they do telling TN stories
Sat, May 12th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
Sun, May 13th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• Short Film Awards Ceremony
Mon, May 14th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• Chamber Night - An evening of networking and movie-going for Nashville Professionals
Tues, May 15th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
Wed, May 16th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• Industry Night - An evening of networking and community-building for Nashville's filmmaking industry
Thurs, May 17th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
CREATOR'S CONFERENCE all day
THE PITCH, Round 2 – Semi-Finalists live-pitches
Fri, May 18th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
CREATOR'S CONFERENCE all day
THE PITCH, Round 3 – Finalists live-pitch to industry gatekeepers
Sat, May 19th• Competition, Spectrum, and Special Presentation film screenings
• "Best of Fest" – Audience Award winning films, back by popular demand
ACTOR'S CHALLENGE film screenings
• Closing Night Film: HILLBILLY w/ red carpet
• Closing Night Party at LEQUIRE ART GALLERY

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About NashFilmMission the Sinking Creek Film Festival

“NashFilm brings the world to Nashville to celebrate innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film.”

Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, NashFilm was originally known as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Nearly 20 years later it was renamed the Nashville Independent Film Festival and, later, the Nashville Film Festival in 2003. It was voted one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today. Brooks Institute named it one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S

NashFilm’s 2018 festival marked the 49th edition.