Nashville Film Festival
The Nashville Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the United States. Established in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival features narrative films, short films, documentaries cutting across different genres such as comedy, drama, animation, and experimental. The film festival was first hosted by East Tennessee but has since moved to Nashville.
The film festival is also one of the most prestigious, receiving thousands of entries every year from virtually all points of the globe. In 2009, the film festival had almost 2,000 entries from more than 80 countries, exhibiting close to 300 films and attended by more than 20,000 individuals. The film festival usually runs to 8 days and also hosts industry panels, parties and receptions, filmmaking workshops and music showcases since Nashville is also known as the Music City.
The film festival hands out recognition to the best documentary feature, best narrative feature, best music video, best narrative short, best animated short, best documentary short, and best experimental short. Like most film festivals in the United States, the Nashville Film Festival has generated a lot of buzz and attention from industry experts and the movie going public.
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