by Stephen Lackey, contributor
One of the best aspects of NaFF is just how customized an individual experience can be. A film fanatic can literally spend every minute in a theater seeing all sorts of films. A hardcore documentary fan can see docs aplenty, both features and shorts. Horror fans can get their scare on in the Graveyard Shift section. If you’re a filmmaker looking to meet other professionals and learn from them you can take part in the panels and workshops and network at the VIP tent and special events. Most attendees tend to dip there toe in a little of all of the above. Tony Youngblood, a regular attendee and hardcore film fan, stopped for a moment between films to share with us three things he loves about the festival:
“My favorite things about the Nashville Film Festival are: number one, easy access - it’s all in one theater location, you don’t have to go all around town and worry about finding parking and being late. You can just watch one movie, go grab a bite at the mall and go in and see the next movie. Number two, the selection is as good as some of the big festivals around the world. If you like international cinema, they got you covered. If you like American cinema, if you like to see stars coming down the red carpet they’ve got everything covered for those people. Number three - well it’s local, you don’t have to travel to Toronto or Sundance: you can drive 15 minutes away from your house and come check it out.”
NaFF is still in full swing after an amazing weekend. Now’s your chance to catch some second showings of films you may have missed along with all of the great films that have yet to screen!