Blending big-city energy with laid-back Southern hospitality, NaFF proudly presents more than 200 films from more than 40 countries while also boasting an exciting array of industry panels, late-night networking parties, and unforgettable live music that's truly the heart and soul of Nashville. After all, it is the "Music City," a place to which all manner of artists go to be discovered. At NaFF, films compete not only in traditional categories, but also in areas including music composition, music supervision, and more, creating a festival that truly honors the eyes, ears, mind, and heart alike.
Winners of NaFF's Short Narrative and Animation categories are automatically eligible for Academy Awards consideration -- a benefit that means this festival may just be the start of a life-changing adventure. Additional independently juried categories include prizes for Best LGBT Film, Best Film by a Black Filmmaker, Best Hispanic Film, and Best Film by a Female Filmmaker. At NaFF, just as in its home city of Nashville, diversity and creativity are celebrated and indispensible.
September 20, 2013 - Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
NaFF amplifies the collective and individual awareness of its visitors by utilizing film to celebrate innovation, music, and the many voices of the human spirit.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
NaFF includes numerous exciting competitions, including the New Directors Competition (honoring first-time narrative feature filmmakers), the Music City Competition (an international contest seeking documentaries about music or musicians), the Tennessee Spirit Feature Competition (for films shot primarily in Tennessee or created by Tennesseean filmmakers), The College Student Short Competition, and the Young Filmmakers Short Film Competition.
Whatever your genre, background, or interest, NaFF is sure to have sights and sounds for you to enjoy. Submit to Nashville Film Festival today, and visit one the best destination cities in the country!