NaFF BLOG

America 101 Educates NaFF
by Nashville Film Festival, Administrator

by Stephen Lackey, contributor Actor-turned-filmmaker Richard Speight, Jr. took some time from the NaFF Red Carpet to talk to us about his directorial debut, America 101, screening as a part of the Tennessee First Shorts 2 on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 pm. Richard Speight, Jr. is a name you might not recognize but there’s…

The Best Stories Are True: Doc Shorts at NaFF
by Nashville Film Festival, Administrator

by Stephen Lackey, contributor One of the most fascinating, emotionally challenging, and unique experiences you can have at the Nashville Film Festival is seeing the short documentaries that screen before the feature films and in the Documentary Shorts Showcase. In this year’s short documentary selections at the festival,  you can learn how a woman decides…

See Award-Winning Kurdish Films at NaFF
by Nashville Film Festival, Administrator

This year NaFF has partnered with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present a very special section of the festival – the Celebration of Kurdish Films.  The line-up of award-winning Kurdish films, panel discussions and a huge party, are all part of NaFF’s continuing initiative to bring world cinema to Nashville film…

From Short to Feature: Catching Up with the Director of "Worm"
by Nashville Film Festival, Administrator

NaFF has always put a heavy focus on local films and filmmakers. Every year there are two short film blocks featuring Tennessee films and this year there are a number of Nashville-based features as well. Doug Mallett directed a short film a couple of years ago entitled Worm (which screened at the 2012 NaaFF).  After…

Music is Magic at NaFF
by Nashville Film Festival, Administrator

by Stephen Lackey, contributor Turns out NaFF is the only film festival out of 6,000 in the world to offer a solid track of music-based films and docs, and to honor this genre of film with an award.  That’s just perfect, as we are “Music City”. “Music City” doesn’t just mean “Country Music USA.” Nashville…