Nashville Film Festival – 51st Annual Film Festival Oct. 1-7, 2020

Jason Padgitt, Executive Director of the Nashville Film Festival talks about the 51st Annual Nashville Film Festival, Oct. 1-7 2020, NashFilm the organization behind the festival and how the Nashville Film Festival showcases some of the world’s best music documentaries every year.

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.

NashFilm discovers, elevates, and honors filmmakers, screenwriters and music makers from Tennessee and around the world while engaging, connecting and strengthening the Nashville community.

With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will present its 51st Annual Festival October 1-7, 2020.

  • The 51st annual Nashville Film Festival will take place Oct. 1-7, 2020.  In addition to our traditional in-person festival of over 200 new films, we will be offering a “virtual” version of the festival for at-home viewing for the first time this year.    
  • NashFilm, the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization behind the festival. The organization works year-round to expand opportunities and engagement for independent filmmakers and film fans in Tennessee in addition to supporting other Nashville arts organizations and their initiatives.
  • Nashville Film Festival has the unique advantage of showcasing some of the world’s best music documentaries every year and provides programming appealing to music fans and the music industry through our Music Program.

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