2020 Creators Conference

The NashFilm 2020 Creators Conference (Oct. 2 & 3) is designed to connect filmmakers, music industry trailblazers, tastemakers and thought leaders. Discover the latest industry trends, expand your skills, network and expand upon your knowledge base.

The event, which coincides with the Nashville Film Festival and presented online for 2020, combines the professional development of a conference with the kinetic energy of a festival. In this unique online environment, you can advance your career by gaining valuable insights from top industry executives.

NashFilm expands the inclusive nature of our film festival by bringing the film and music industry leaders together for a fully immersive experience of content, resources and new relationships. 


The 2020 NashFilm Creators Conference will take place on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd hosted exclusively online from 10AM – 6 PM.

Delivering a full two-day program on the following tracks:

  • Filmmaking
  • Music for Film
  • Writing for Film
  • Culture and Social Causes 

Each panel will be approximately 70 minutes each and will generally be formatted as:

  • 1 on 1 discussion + audience Q&A
  • 1 moderator + 3 panelist discussion + audience Q&A
  • An interactive group workshop
  • A special live presentation w/ (i.e. Master Class, live content showcase, live podcast)   

2020 Creators Conference panels will be announced later this summer.

The Nashville Film Festival is currently accepting press credential requests:



The 2019 conference included a keynote conversation with Len Amato, HBO’s President of Film, Miniseries, and Cinemax Programming, along with Emmy Award-winning producer/music supervisor Evyen J. Klean. Another highlight included “The Ends and Outs of Mining Comedy Gold,” with industry leaders Michael Abbott, Jr., Chuck Hayward, Kevin Kane, Shawn Harwell, and Sunita Mani about the not-so-serious business of making people laugh. Filmmakers, John Carter Cash and David McCallister presented “Songs as Storytelling: Dragon Song Panel and Film Preview,” with the world premiere of the short film “Dragon Song.” Actors Jessica Barth (Ted, Ted 2) and Johnathan Schaech (That Thing You Do, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) also took the stage to discuss the #MeToo movement and their personal stories of survival and hope.

“The NashFilm Creators Conference reflects our ever expanding entertainment industry and presents attendees with more exciting insights and opportunities within the film, music, television and gaming industries,” said Creators Conference Producer, Kalyna Kutny. “The conference also provides a platform for global industry leaders to also connect and learn from so many of our diverse content creators in our very own great city.”

Panel Sponsorship Opportunities are available for 2020 NashFilm Creators Conference.  With over 12+ varying subjects discussed within film, tv, music and culture, your brand has the opportunity to align itself with a variety of incredible tastemakers and reach a targeted audience.

For more information, connect with us: info@nashfilm.org