2019 Festival

Quick Guide to the 2019 Nashville Film Festival

Hundreds of the world’s best new films screening over 10 days with filmmaker Q&As, reception, panels and more.

October 3 – 12, 2019

Regal Hollywood Theaters

719 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

Special events, receptions and parties will be hosted on-site and at some of Nashville’s most popular venues.

The full schedule of films will be announced in early September.  Select releases will be announced throughout August.

VIP Badges: 

Festival VIP Badges are the best and most convenient way to enjoy the full festival experience, including full access to 10 days of film (with no additional ticket fees), access to all Creator’s Conference programming, access to the VIP Lounge and invitations to special events and exclusive parties throughout the festival.

$495.00 Non-Member | $445.00 Member ($50 off)
VIP Exclusive Access: All access to all parties and receptions, VIP lounge, ticketing concierge, reserved seating, programming preview session and more.

$395.00 Non-Member | $345.00 Member ($50 off)
VIP Preferred Access: Access to opening, closing party, VIP lounge, preferred seating and special filmmaker/industry receptions.

$295.00 Non-Member | $245.00 Member ($50 off)
VIP Access:  Access to opening, closing parties and VIP lounge.

Icon and Producer badges will be sold in limited quantities, so secure yours today to ensure full benefits and exclusive access.

Physical badges will be picked up from the on-site NashFilm Box Office, located at the Regal Hollywood 27 beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Festival VIP badges are on-sale and available online now!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019: Tickets go on sale to NashFilm members 
Thursday, September 5, 2019: Tickets go on sale to the general public

Tickets to each regular film and Creators Conference session are $15.

On-Site Box Office:

The Box Office for NashFilm will be on site at the Regal Hollywood theaters the following times:

  • October 2, 2019: Onsite Box Office opens at Regal Cinema at noon
  • October 3-12, 2019: Onsite Box Office opens 30 min before the start of the first film and closes at 9:30 p.m. daily.

Festival Key Dates:

Nashville Film Festival runs October 3-12, 2019

  • Thursday, October 3, 2019: Festival begins, Opening Night Feature Film and Opening Night Party
  • October 4-5, 2019: Creators Conference
  • Friday, October 11, 2019: Closing Party
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019: Best of Fest Films 

A series of additional, special NashFilm 50th anniversary events will be added and announced at a later date. Stay informed on future updates by signing up for the NashFilm Newsletter.


Major Film Categories:

Special Presentations:  High profile films featuring notable names and rising stars making their Nashville premieres.

Narrative Competition:  The newest films from around the world created by established filmmakers.

Documentary Competition:  A selection of the finest non-fiction cinema from around the world.

Animated Feature Competition:  Independent animated visions created in all styles and coming from all around the world.

Shorts Program Competitions:  Short films are all under 40 minutes.  The winning films in the Narrative Shorts Competition, Animated Shorts Competition, and Documentary Shorts Competition will become eligible for Academy Award® consideration, provided it meets all other eligibility requirements.

Tennessee First Competition:  Original material created throughout the Volunteer State.

New Directors Competition: Narrative works created by first-time filmmakers.

Music Films/Music City Competition:  Highlighting films that celebrate music, musicians and the impact music has on our lives.

Graveyard Shift Competition:  An unflinching look at the human (and inhuman) condition, holding nothing back and digging down to the marrow.  Not for the faint of heart.

Episodic Competition:  Creative content crafted for any type of screen meant to be consumed one episode at a time…or binged!

VR Competition:  Innovative and immersive VR experiences through the art of film.


The Nashville Film Festival is designed to be enjoyable for everyone! If you are a film festival veteran, or first-time festival goer, NashFilm staff is dedicated to providing you with an amazing and rewarding cinematic and social experience. The expert programming of over 250+ films provides a diverse slate of informative, inspiring and entertaining content for everyone.  Join us for 1, 10 or 100 films!


Become a Member of NashFilm for Additional Festival Benefits

As a member of Nashville Film Festival, you are helping to discover, advance and honor Tennessee filmmakers and music-makers while strengthening the Nashville Community.

Joining Nashville Film Festival membership also enables us to bring the top independent films from around the world to Nashville. The creative community of filmmakers, screenwriters and musicians have the opportunity to have their works showcased, presenting life-changing connections and increasing the global cultural impact of Nashville.

Your membership comes with benefits year-round, including invite-only screenings for major studio films and discounted festival VIP badges!

Join NashFilm

Annual membership is $75 for an individual (1) or $125 for dual (2) memberships.

NashFilm Member Benefits

Your membership also includes:

  • Discounts to Nashville Film Festival’s ticket packs and badges.
  • Members Only “Festival Preview” Q&A with festival programmers for insights on the most interesting and buzz-worthy films of the year.
  • Exclusive Members Only access to advance screenings throughout the year.
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events, receptions and social mixers throughout the year.
  • Official Nashville Film Festival decal.
  • Exclusive email news and insights from the Nashville Film Festival.

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