Year Round

The Nashville Film Festival hosts year round programs and events, beginning with the flagship 10-day festival each spring.  Beyond screening hundreds of movies for the Nashville community, it also hosts the Creator’s ConferenceSummer Workshops, the Livin’ Reel Project, and Movies in the Park.


Nashville Film Festival

The Nashville Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of film, and its related aspects of the industry, each spring.  Each year, the festival screens around 300 films from over 30 different countries, bringing the best of new, independent cinema to the city of Nashville.  In addition to screening films, the festival throws, hosts red carpets, and creates a place for the local, national, and global film community to connect.

NashFilm Mission:

“NashFilm brings the world to Nashville to celebrate innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film.”

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Creator’s Conference

The Creator’s Conference is a place to connect with peers, a place to discover the latest industry trends, and a place to refine your skills and abilities. This annual event, which coincides with the Nashville Film Festival, combines the professional development of a conference with the kinetic energy of a festival. In this unique environment, you can discover which film buyers are currently looking for what and follow it with a film, hear insights from top Hollywood producers and discuss what you heard in the VIP tent, and much, much more.  Come for the conference, and stay for the festival!

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Year-Round Activities

Workshop Series

Every summer, the Nashville Film Festival is hosting workshops by bringing inspiring filmmakers, screenwriters, VR & 360 film creators and more to Nashville to show you ways to better your craft.

Unless otherwise stated, workshops are 4 hours long, and include a boxed lunch.  Also included in the price of admission is a entry fee waiver to the relevant NashFilm competition (as stated in the workshop description), which will be emailed out after the conclusion of the session.

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Workshop Michael McCarthy

Livin’ Reel Project

Nashville Film Festival Livin’ Reel Project  – now over 15 years old – shows teens how to tell their stories, with hands-on experience creating their own films, songs, or music videos.  With support from Metro Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Memorial Foundation, the program has been able to operate since 2004.

A small group of teens dedicate after-school hours studying film and using their own experience to write a screenplay or music video. With help from musicians and songwriters, they compose an original song which they later record in a professional studio. By the end of their production weekend, they have a finished song and short film or music video, ready to premier at the next Nashville Film Festival.

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Movies in the Park

For Movies in the Park, each year, the Nashville Film Festival partners with the Nashville Scene.  Now celebrating over 2 decades of movies, Movies in the Park is recognized as one of Nashville’s best annual events. Brought to the city by the Nashville Scene, with support of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Movies in the Park provides a fun-filled FREE event the first 4 Thursday evenings in June at Elmington Park.

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