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15 films will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash. $2,000 will be given to the Grand Jury Prize Winner, with a $1,000 bonus given if the f... More
15 films will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash. $2,000 will be given to the Grand Jury Prize Winner, with a $1,000 bonus given if the filmmaker is in attendance to receive the award and an additional $1,000 bonus if the film is either a World or North American Premiere at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. Each film with an attending qualified representative (director, producer or lead actor) will receive a $450 travel stipend upon arrival to the 2018 festival. One check per film. Additional non-cash prizes are available for acting, music, original song and more. Less

9 films by first time narrative feature filmmakers will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash. $2,000 will be given to the Grand Jury Prize ... More
9 films by first time narrative feature filmmakers will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash. $2,000 will be given to the Grand Jury Prize Winner, with a $1,000 bonus given if the filmmaker is in attendance to receive the award and an additional $1,000 bonus if the film is either a World or North American Premiere at the 2018 NashFilm. Less

Documentaries about music or musicians should enter Music Films/Music City. 15 non-fiction films will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in ca... More
Documentaries about music or musicians should enter Music Films/Music City. 15 non-fiction films will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash. $2,000 will be given to the Grand Jury Prize Winner, with a $1,000 bonus given if the filmmaker is in attendance to receive the award and an additional $1,000 bonus if the film is either a World or North American Premiere at the 2018 NashFilm. Each film with an attending qualified representative (director, producer or lead actor) will receive a $450 travel stipend upon arrival to the 2018 festival. One check per film. Less

9 non-fiction films about music, musicians or the impact of music will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash & prizes. $2,000 will be aw... More
9 non-fiction films about music, musicians or the impact of music will be selected to compete for up to $4,000 in cash & prizes. $2,000 will be awarded to the Grand Jury Prize Winner, with a $1,000 bonus given if the filmmaker is in attendance to receive the award and an additional $1,000 bonus if the film is either a World or North American Premiere at the 2018 NashFIlm. Less

The Tennessee First Competition is open to feature films (over 40 minutes) that meet two of the three following criteria: 1 - The Director is a Tenne... More
The Tennessee First Competition is open to feature films (over 40 minutes) that meet two of the three following criteria: 1 - The Director is a Tennessee Resident 2 - The Producer or Screenwriter is a Tennessee Resident 3 - At least 65% of the film is shot in Tennessee. Films submitted in this category MUST be Tennessee Premieres. The winning film receives a $1,000 cash prize. Less

At least 6 films will be selected to compete for a $1,000 cash prize in this category for the best in "genre cinema." NashFilm seeks horror... More
At least 6 films will be selected to compete for a $1,000 cash prize in this category for the best in "genre cinema." NashFilm seeks horror, sci-fi, action and films that are generally over-the-top, shocking and strange. Less

At least 4 Animated Feature Films will be selected for competition with the winner receiving a $1,000 cash prize. To qualify for this category a minim... More
At least 4 Animated Feature Films will be selected for competition with the winner receiving a $1,000 cash prize. To qualify for this category a minimum of 75% of the film's running time must be animated. Less

International competition for Live Action narrative films under 40 minutes in length. The Grand Jury Prize-winning film will be eligible for Academy A... More
International competition for Live Action narrative films under 40 minutes in length. The Grand Jury Prize-winning film will be eligible for Academy Award™ consideration, assuming it meets all other eligibility requirements and will receive a $500 cash prize. There are two additional $500 cash prizes for Best US Narrative Short and Best International Narrative Short. Less

International competition for Animated films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film will be eligible for Academy Award™ consideration, ass... More
International competition for Animated films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film will be eligible for Academy Award™ consideration, assuming it meets all other eligibility requirements and receives a $500 cash prize. Less

International competition for non-fiction films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film will be eligible for Academy Award™ consideration, ... More
International competition for non-fiction films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film will be eligible for Academy Award™ consideration, assuming it meets all other eligibility requirements. Additionally, a $500 cash prize is offered. Less

International competition for experimental non-narrative films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film receives a $500 cash prize.
International competition for experimental non-narrative films under 40 minutes in length. The winning film receives a $500 cash prize. Less

PROOF OF STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED. International competition for college student (undergraduate or graduate) narrative, non-fiction and animated films... More
PROOF OF STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED. International competition for college student (undergraduate or graduate) narrative, non-fiction and animated films under 40 minutes in length. (Students at Tennessee Colleges or Universities should enter TN First Student Shorts.) Selected films are also eligible in their overall category. For instance, if your student animation is selected, you are eligible for this prize AND the prize for Best Animated Short. The winning film receives a $500 cash prize. Less

Students in Tennessee colleges and universities should enter the Tennessee First Student Shorts Competition. A competition for narrative, non-ficti... More
Students in Tennessee colleges and universities should enter the Tennessee First Student Shorts Competition. A competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated films under 40 minutes in length that meet at least two of the three following criteria. 1 - The Director is a Tennessee Resident 2 - The Producer or Screenwriter is a Tennessee Resident 3 - At least 65% of the film is shot in Tennessee. In order to be eligible for prizes, the film MUST NOT have screened theatrically or at a festival in Middle Tennessee prior to the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. Films that have shown may be selected for screening, they would, however, not be in competition. Selected films are also eligible in their overall category. For instance, if your Tennessee short documentary is selected, you are eligible for this prize AND the prize for Best Documentary Short. The winning film receives a $500 cash prize. Students at Tennessee Colleges or Universities should enter TN First Student Shorts. Less

Graveyard Shift Shorts is a category to celebrate genre shorts. Makers of horror shorts, sci fi shorts, outrageous gross-out comedy shorts, over-the-t... More
Graveyard Shift Shorts is a category to celebrate genre shorts. Makers of horror shorts, sci fi shorts, outrageous gross-out comedy shorts, over-the-top action shorts or shorts that just really mess with audiences minds - you have found your home at a mainstream film festival. In it's inaugural year, over 70 entries were received and the winner was "Alone," directed by Didier Philippe. Less

PROOF OF STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED. A competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated student films under 40 minutes in length made by students at ... More
PROOF OF STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED. A competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated student films under 40 minutes in length made by students at a Tennessee college or university. In order to be eligible for prizes, the film MUST NOT have screened theatrically or at a festival in Middle Tennessee prior to the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. Films that have shown may be selected for screening, they would, however, not be in competition. This does not apply to school screenings in an on-campus theater. Selected films will also be eligible in their overall category. For instance, if your Tennessee student short documentary is selected, you are eligible for this prize, the College Student prize AND the prize for Best Documentary Short. The winning film receives a $500 cash prize. Less

An international competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated films under 40 minutes in length created by filmmakers aged 18 and under. PROOF O... More
An international competition for narrative, non-fiction and animated films under 40 minutes in length created by filmmakers aged 18 and under. PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED. The winning filmmaker receives the offer of a $5,000-per- year scholarship to Watkins College of Art, Design and Film valued at up to $20,000. Films submitted without proof of age will be moved to another appropriate category and may require additional entry fees. Less

A competition for material created for any medium including television, streaming and internet. The maximum runtime of the submission is 30 minutes AN... More
A competition for material created for any medium including television, streaming and internet. The maximum runtime of the submission is 30 minutes AND a maximum of three episodes may be submitted. Individual episodes MUST be under 30 minutes. If accepted, at least one episode should be a premier (not published or aired). The winning short-form project receives a $500 cash prize. Less

A competition for material created for any medium including television, streaming and internet. The maximum runtime of the submission is 120 minutes A... More
A competition for material created for any medium including television, streaming and internet. The maximum runtime of the submission is 120 minutes AND a maximum of three episodes may be submitted. Individual episodes MUST be longer than 30 minutes OR you may submit your complete season in this category as long as the complete season otherwise meets the requirements. Less

One of the first film festival VR & 360 Film competitions, accepting entries from all across the globe for 360 film, VR experiences, and more! VR... More
One of the first film festival VR & 360 Film competitions, accepting entries from all across the globe for 360 film, VR experiences, and more! VR file must be uploaded to the NashFilm cloud drive or, if the content is released, a download code must be provided for submission to be considered complete and eligible in competition. Include your WAB or FF tracking number when you upload your entry to NashFilm's cloud drive: http://www.mediafire.com/filedrop/filedrop_hosted.php?drop=3ba48082f16861851fd8885b30706817810e187981a5d8c772fa674f31d56024 Less


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