NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY AND A RECORD BREAKING YEAR!
Tickets Sales up 30%, 255 films from 53 Countries, Over 1500 Screenplay Entries
Nashville, TN — Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) celebrated its 45th Anniversary this week with an incredible week of film in two locations. For the first time ever, the festival presented more than 250 films from over 50 countries, further cementing its record-breaking year.
“This has truly been a spectacular year for the Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan. It was our first year with 10 days of film at Regal Cinemas Green Hills and 9 days of events at our outdoor NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame Park in Downtown Nashville”, shared Ted Crockett, Executive Director of the Nashville Film Festival.
With over 42,000 in attendance between both locations, the festival has exceeded last year’s total festival attendance by over 40%. The free NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame in Downtown Nashville presented films for 9 days throughout the festival on its brand new 30′ outdoor screen. “We are already planning new and exciting ways to feature films to the public in outdoor settings in the months and years to come,” said Crockett.
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
2014 FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AUDIENCE AWARDS
The Identical, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me Take Home Top Prizes
Nashville, TN — Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) 2014 announced the Freedom to Choose Southwest Airlines Audience Awards tonight at the Closing Night Party of the Nashville Film Festival.
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, The Identical, Noble, and A Film About Kids & Music took home the audience voted awards. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me also received this year’s Gibson Music City/Music Films Grand Jury Prize .
Special Presentation, Opening Day and World Vanguard Films
World Premieres: The Identical, Field of Lost Shoes
Southeast Premieres: Lucky Them, Happy Christmas
US and North American Premieres: Long Way Home, The Enemy Within
The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) today announced the Special Presentations line-up for the 45th annual Festival, April 17 – 26th at Regal Green Hills Stadium 16.
“The special presentations are Nashville’s first chance to see what will be some of the biggest hits of the year,” said Brian Owens, NaFF’s Artistic Director. “They are all incredibly entertaining in a variety of ways, from downright hysterical to powerfully moving.” The Special Presentation films are invited to the festival by Owens, as a result of his travels to Sundance and Toronto and daily contact with film-industry insiders. This is his 6th year programming NaFF, after joining the festival in Summer, 2008.
The Nashville Film Festival has become one of the premier showcases for the best new work of American and international filmmakers. The festival screens films that represent the creative risk filmmakers take to tell powerful and important stories in innovative ways.