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Nashville Film Festival (NAFF)

3 October - 12 October 2019

Contact: Ted Crockett


Phone: (615)742-2500

Fax: (615)742-1004

Address: 161 Rains Avenue
TN 37203

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration and one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is hosted by the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. Since becoming the Nashville Independent Film Festival in 1998, and then the Nashville Film Festival in 2003, this annual mid-Tennessee film event attracts enthusiastic film lovers from the region and has been praised by filmgoers and filmmakers alike for its unique combination of big city film festival atmosphere and Southern hospitality. With over 215 films from 38 countries, numerous industry panels, music showcases, and great parties every night, the annual festival drew over 26,000 attendees.

With films crossing all genres from drama, comedy, animation, and family to experimental, foreign, documentaries and short films, the Festival has something for every filmgoer to enjoy. Voted as one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and highlighted for “One of the Best Film Festival Prizes” by Film Festival Today, it is one of the most acclaimed film festivals in the South.

Year established: 1969

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
30 April 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $55-90


  • Best Animated Short (Academy Award® nomination)
  • Animated Short

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway
  • Withoutabox


Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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