It seems like every city either wants or has its own film festival now and that's due in no small part to the success of other celebrations of everything motion picture-related like the Sundance Film Festival for example. Our film festival isn't just some "blow in" though and was originally founded by Mary Jane Coleman all the way back in 1969, but back then it was known as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration...we think Nashville Film Festival is just that little bit more catchy though. It has been named as one of the only 25 film festivals worth paying an entry fee for and has also been consistently voted among the 5 best film festivals in the United States.
You can expect to see short films, documentaries which touch on all genres such as comedy, drama and animation for example; the festival really being a place where film-makers of all kinds can display their wares to an open-minded audience looking for films that may not be Hollywood blockbuster material but will challenge their hearts and their intellect in equal measure. With Nashville being "Music City" there's also a strong focus on music in cinema and films about music too - which makes perfect sense.
In addition to being a tribute to creative and independent filmmaking there are also plenty of awards on offer for filmmakers and this includes prizes worth more than $37,000 and broadcasting contracts.
So although this may not be quite at the level of the Cannes or Sundance this festival is still visited by lots of celebs each year include people like William Shatner, William H. Macy, Joey Lauren Adams, Matthew McConaughey and, fittingly enough Robert Redford.
People are all too quick to stereotype Nashville as being a city which only cares about country music and while that's an important part of the make-up of the city we do love our film festival too!
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