2023 Competition Winners


NashFilm proudly announces the 54th Nashville Film Festival award winners. Juries in each festival category named their selections for top honors in the 2023 Nashville Film Festival during an awards ceremony at Arc Studios on Sunday, October 1, hosted by NashFilm’s Director of Programming, Lauren Thelen.  

The complete list of film and screenwriting winners:


Thanks to all the amazing writers who shared your stories with us. They touched and entertained our readers. Our industry jury had quite a challenge to choose a winner among all the talented finalists and these are the scripts that were ultimately selected for each category. Congratulations to everyone!

“We proudly congratulate all of the impressive and talented winners of the 54th Nashville Film Festival,” said Jason Padgitt, executive director of NashFilm. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to celebrate the diverse, powerful and engaging work of these filmmakers and screenwriters and to provide an environment that will help further their stories and foster their success.”