It’s one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, celebrating its 44th year in 2013. Each year, nearly 23,000 people come to see more than 250 films from 48 countries. Festival-goers enjoy all kinds of works – from documentaries and narrative features to animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for anyone interested in more than just the movies. It’s at the Regal Green Hills Cinema April 18-25, 2013.
Along with the standard competition categories like Narrative Feature, Documentary Short, Animated Short, and others, there are also some unique Nashville competitions:
Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit: Awards are given for Features and Shorts. To be eligible for this award, the film must meet at least two of the three criteria:
1.) The Director is a current Tennessee resident or native;
2.) The Executive Producer or Screenwriter is a current Tennessee resident;
3.) At least 65% of the film was shot in Tennessee.
Music Films – Music City: This is an international competition for documentaries about music and musicians and offers the most sought-after awards in the festival circuit. Only fitting for Music City.