How to Fest

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Regal Hollywood 27 Cinema at night

Are you new to the Nashville Film Festival, or perhaps a long time attendee, looking for the details?  To help you plan and navigate the festival, we’ve created “How To Fest” — the user’s guide to the 2017 Nashville Film Festival:

Dates:      April 20 – 29, 2017
Location: Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX – Nashville
                               719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

*Yep, the festival is all in one place, and in our new venue, we have 4 more theaters to enjoy films in!

Host Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton
                              760 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027

This vibrant, contemporary hotel has 42-inch flat-screen TVs in every room, in addition to free bottled water, complimentary WiFi, and desks. Suites add separate sitting areas and wet bars.

Amenities include a casual American restaurant and a bar with regular live music, plus an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour fitness center. There’s also a complimentary area shuttle and parking, plus a business center.

*The Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located 6.4 miles away, with easy access via I-65

Hotel: Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood
                              202 Summit View Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

This modern hotel is 4.5 miles from the Radnor Lake State Park, and 9.2 miles from the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Contemporary rooms come with free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and minifridges. They also include wet bars, pull-out sofas, and separate living and sleeping areas.

There’s free hot breakfast and an area shuttle. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool and a coffee/cocktails bar, plus a 24-hour menu and market.

*Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood is conveniently located 6.4 miles away, with easy access via I-65

Hotel: Hyatt Place Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs
                              650 Bakers Bridge Ave, Franklin, TN 37067

Set 11.1 miles from Radnor Lake State Natural Area, this straightforward hotel is also 12.7 miles from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

The modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, separate living areas and pull-out sofas. They also come with minifridges and wet bars.

The hotel serves free hot breakfast. Other amenities include a coffee and cocktails bar, a 24/7 menu and market, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

*Hyatt Place Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs is located 11.7 miles away, with easy access via I-65


Creator's Conference Badge$399~Access to all Creator's Conference Sessions & Events
~No-charge tickets to festival films
~Access to NashFilm VIP Tent with free drinks during Happy Hour
~and more!
Gold Laminate$399~All-Access Festival Laminate, including entrance to the exclusive VIP Tent
~No-charge tickets to festival films
~Concierge service to reserve tickets
~Invite to Opening/Closing Night Parties
~Year-Round benefits as a member
~and more!
Silver Laminate$250~Festival Laminate with access to the VIP Tent
~$5 tickets to festival films
~Invite to Opening/Closing Night Parties
~Year-Round benefits as a member
~and more!

*Individual tickets will be available for purchase.  Passes offer the best festival experience with access to the VIP Tent, parties, and much more!

**Passes can be picked up from the NashFilm Box office, located at the Regal Hollywood 27.  See below for Box Office Schedule.

Box Office:

Stop by the NashFilm Box office to get tickets or pick up your will call tickets and pass.

The Box Office for NashFilm will be on site at the Regal Hollywood 27 the following times:

April 10th: Tickets go on sale to members
April 12th: Tickets go on sale to the general public
April 19th: Onsite Box Office opens at Regal Cinema at noon
April 20-29th: Onsite Box Office opens 30 min before the start of the first film each day, closes at 10:15 pm

Festival Lineup:

Films showing at the festival will be announced mid-March.  The Creator’s Conference Schedule is live and features the most up to date information on the Creator’s Conference sessions and events.

Festival Highlights:

April 20th: Festival begins, and the Opening Night Party is from 8 PM – 11 PM
April 27thCreator’s Conference all day
April 28th: Creator’s Conference all day
April 29th: Best of Fest Films – Watch the Audience Award Winners all day 10 AM – 10 PM, and the festival’s Closing Night Party from 8:30 PM – 11 PM

Red Carpets:

Be there for a Red Carpet!  Red Carpets, which are open to the public, are exciting events featuring interviews and photo shoots of filmmakers, celebrities, and more.  Start times will vary from night to night, generally beginning around 5 PM.

Festival Dining:

NashFilm will feature food trucks on site each day, offering a wide variety from Nashville’s bustling culinary scene.  Additionally, there are numerous great places to eat nearby:

A Short Walk Away

RestaurantDistanceCuisine Style
Panera Bread.2 milesCounter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi
Panda Express.2 milesFast-food chain for Chinese standards, including some health-conscious options
Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar.4 milesLaid-back regional chain for burgers, steaks & other American staples, with a kids' menu & full bar
Logan's Roadhouse.6 milesDown-to-earth chain offering American standards like burgers & ribs, plus signature cocktails

Local Favs

RestaurantDistanceCuisine Style
Calypso Cafe.6 milesLocal chain serving light, Cuban-inspired dishes & beer in an island-themed setting
Firehouse Subs.6 milesCounter-serve sandwich chain offering made-to-order hot & cold subs, plus a variety of hot sauces
Baja Burrito.6 milesMexican street food like tacos & burritos in a funky counter-service eatery with an outdoor deck
Vui's Kitchen.6 milesVietnamese stop for pho, banh mi & noodle bowls, plus drinks, with indoor/outdoor seating.
Sam & Zoe's.6 milesRelaxed coffee spot serving locally roasted brews, homemade soups & fresh-daily breads.
Monells Cafe.7 milesBreakfast-to-dinner homestyle classics are the focus of this easygoing, cafeteria-style place
Sunflower Cafe.7 milesHomemade, locally sourced vegetarian dishes in a cozy setting with windows offering garden views
The Yellow Porch.6 milesAmerican bistro fare gets an eclectic spin at this colorful cafe with a large covered patio
The Pfunky Griddle.9 milesDaytime cafe where guests can cook their own pancakes & dabble with a big selection of toppings
Fat Mo's1.6 milesFast-food chain serving jumbo burgers & sandwiches, plus shakes & sides, in a low-key setting
The Sutler1.7 milesStoried late-night spot offering Southern fare, craft cocktails & live music in a rustic-chic space
Fenwick's 3001.7 milesCoffee shop with a robust breakfast and lunch menu
Sinema1.7 milesSet in historic Melrose theater, this over-the-top spot serves modern takes on American classics
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant1.8 milesSimple, family-friendly local chain with a menu of Mexican classics, tequila & margaritas
B&C Melrose Barbeque1.8 milesBBQ meat & 3
ML Rose Craft Beer & Burgers1.8 milesBustling eatery serving a variety of craft beers along with down-home burgers & sweet potato fries
Athens Family Restaurant1.8 milesSouthern platters, Greek grub & breakfast served all day are the draws at this unfussy diner
Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish2.1 milesLocal fast-food chain serving spicy chicken, plus ribs, fish & Southern sides, in a no-frills space
Cilantro Mexican Bar & Grill2.1 milesMexican cuisine
The Smiling Elephant2.3 milesSnug, cottage setting for Thai specialties (including gluten-free options)
The Urban Juicer2.3 milesJuice Shop
8th & Roast2.4 milesComfy cafe offering gourmet java, plus an interactive hand-pour bar in industrial-chic surrounds
Love Peace & Pho2.4 milesVietnamese fare, from pho to banh mi to rice bowls, is provided in a modern, minimalist dining room
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