Nashville Film Festival Returns in April

If A Tree Falls won Best Documentary last year at the Nashville Film Festival and is nominated at the Oscars this year

The 43rd edition of the Nashville Film Festival will return to Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 April 19-26. The eight day festival, presented by Nissan, will feature more than 200 independent, international and studio releases plus panels, workshops and music performances.

This year’s film selections, workshops and panelists will be announced in early Spring. Tickets will be available in early April. Last year, the festival exceeded previous attendance records by 15% with more than 1,500 tickets sold. Over 2,800 entries have been submitted representing 101 countries this year, a 20% increase over 2011.

“Every year, not only have our entries increased, but so has the number of countries they are coming from,” says Brian Owens, Nashville Film Festival artistic director. “The selections are truly going to be some of the best films this world has to offer.”

The Brooks Institute recently named The Nashville Film Festival one of the top ten film festivals in the United States. Two films honored last year both recently received Oscar nominations. Marshall Curry’s, If a Tree Falls, was nominated in the Documentary Feature and William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s animated film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, was nominated in the Short Film category.

Nashville Film Festival receives funding from the NEA, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The Brooks Fund, The Frist Foundation and The Memorial Foundation.

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