Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. For years, film-goers and filmmakers alike have come to experience the big city festival atmosphere and the laid-back Southern hospitality here in Music City. NashFilm has a number of competitions, which include film, screenplays, music, and more, that are designed to shine the spotlight on independent creators.
In September of 2016, NashFilm launched its first ever Virtual Reality Competition, which is one of the first two virtual reality competitions of its kind in the world! This competition is designed to curate virtual reality that can be experienced on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and Google Cardboard.
What are the deadlines?
September 30 – Earlybird Deadline
February 28 – Regular Deadline
April 30 – Late Deadline
May 31 – Extended Deadline
Prices vary by category and deadline. The earlier you submit, the lower the submission cost.
What are the prizes?
Grand Prize Winner — Best Overall VR & 360 Film Experience
- Qty (2) – NashFilm All-Access festival passes to the 2018 festival & Creator’s Conference
- Recognized as Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 Official NashFilm Program Guide & on the website
- Grand Prize Winner Awards Certificate
3 Finalists – Best Overall VR & 360 Film Experience
- Qty (2) – NashFilm All-Access festival passes to the 2019 festival & Creator’s Conference
- Recognized as Finalist for the NashFilm VR & 360 Competition in the 2019 Official NashFilm Program Guide & on the website
- Finalist Awards Certificate
*additional jury prizes may be given out
How do I submit?
You can submit your virtual reality experience by first submitting through NashFilm’s competition pages on either Withoutabox or Film Freeway. If you have released content, you will have a place where you can upload it through those sites. If your content is pre-released, you can send us the experience itself by uploading it to our cloud drive.
Can I submit released content?
When you go to submit, you are able to include a download link or code for the VR hardware provider’s store so that we can download and preview it.
When are Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winners announced?
The Semi-Finalists and Finalists are scheduled to be announced by June 28, 2019. Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the festival in Oct. 2019.
May I submit to multiple categories?
You will need to pay an entry fee for each category, but may enter as many categories as you deem appropriate for your script.
Can I get a refund?
NashFilm does not give refunds or waivers. All submissions are final.