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.
Ted Crockett has been named executive director of Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), it was announced today by the Festival’s Board of Directors, led by president Tyler Middleton. He was previously managing director, before acting as interim executive director for the past six months.
Crockett moved to Nashville from Idaho in 1998 after graduating with Broadcast Journalism degree from Brigham Young University. He worked for five years at Nashville business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy handling the finances of many entertainers, including Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Gary Allan, Shawn Colvin, Garbage and others. He joined the Nashville Film Festival in 2004 as box office manager, and continued on as a contract employee with NaFF during the 2005 and 2006 festivals before becoming a full-time employee in the spring of 2007. He supports Tennesseans for the Arts, Nashville Public Television, Nashville Pride, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Arts Coalition, and other local groups. Ted is also an active participant in the Nashville arts community spending his extra time working with sculpture, oil painting and music.