ByCharlie Ridgely, writer at Creators.co
Writer, Creator, All-Around Film Nerd
Charlie Ridgely

Every April, thousands gather to in the Green Hills area of Nashville to celebrate independent filmmaking. In 1969 they called it the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, and it was enjoyed for many years. Now, almost 50 years later, it's simply known as The Nashville Film Festival.

The Festival runs from April 14-23 in Nashville, TN
The Festival runs from April 14-23 in Nashville, TN

Regarded as one of the "Top Five U.S. Film Competitions" by Brooks Institute, the Nashville Film Festival is known for it's unique competitions and southern charm. Much like the city of Nashville itself, the festival provides a tight-knit environment for filmmakers, media, and fans to interact, giving the entire process that "Family-Style" feel that everyone in town has grown to love. With competitions like "Music Films Music City" and "New Directors" the NaFF has continued to go above and beyond in order to give a voice to those who don't normally have a platform, while still maintaining the high class of art it has always been known for.

The Seer directed by Laura Dunn
The Seer directed by Laura Dunn

With films ranging from heartfelt Appalachian documentaries like The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, to big-budget indie-thrillers such as the Tom Hiddleston vehicle High Rise, the Nashville Film Festival has found a way to bring people of all tastes and expressions together for ten days to celebrate beautiful filmmaking from all over the globe. It's definitely and experience you won't soon forget!

High Rise directed by Ben Wheatley
High Rise directed by Ben Wheatley

For tickets and information visit nashvillefilmfestival.org or give them a follow on Twitter @nashfilmfest for festival news and updates.


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