Description The Nashville Film Festival is proud to bring the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit expressed through the art of film. In year-round programs, NaFF helps build a more informed, collaborative and alive community. Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates and entertains through an annual celebration of the art of motion pictures, year-round events and community outreach. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, the organization’s signature eight-day April festival.
Now known as the Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan, is the longest running film festival in the South. It also ranks among the most prestigious, continually garnering accolades and notice from a wide range of entertainment and trade publications, including the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal online, MovieMaker Magazine, Film Festival Today, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.
Since 2004, the Festival has doubled its attendance to almost 23,000 and on average screens more than 250 films from 48 nations around the globe each year. In 2013, April 18-25, the festival marks its 44th year. It is hosted at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.