“NASHVILLE UNVEILED – TAKE ONE VIDEO FESTIVAL CONTEST” (NUVC)
Presented by Nashville Film Festival and 5th Avenue of the Arts/Downtown Nashville
Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine
Deadline for Entries – Monday, March 25, 2013
NUVC Event – First Saturday Art Crawl on 5th Avenue of the Arts – April 6, 2013
(NUVC) RULES Sign Up
Create a short film/video, the content should be connected to the theme, “The Arts Scene in
Nashville.” For example, 5th Avenue of the Arts is a downtown destination for visual arts where
galleries, artists, artwork, architecture, etc are all around us. The filmmaker is given complete
artistic latitude to discover and express their own imaginative interpretation of how Music City is
being impacted by the visual arts.
Maximum 3-minute video (smart phone/IPhone videos encouraged) – No need for expensive
film equipment or editing! (Video can be one take) Entrants are encouraged to create an
original story idea and shoot the video with their phone, or any other video recording device.
Silent films are allowed. Short film or video entry must be submitted online via You Tube to
the Nashville Film Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NashFilmFest.
The NUVC competition is a new Tennessee-Only short film & video competition open to all
The first-place winner will receive a full-festival laminate for the Nashville Film Festival in
April 2013 (value $499). In addition, 5th Avenue of the Arts will provide the winner with a $500
gift certificate to spend at The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, or Tinney Contemporary.
The winning short film will be screened during the April 6, 2013 First Saturday Art Crawl,
and be showcased on the Nashville Film Festival website. Nashville Arts Magazine will also
highlight the winner in the May 2013 issue. The grand prize also includes a free yearlong
membership to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
The second and third-place winners will receive tickets to Nashville Film Festival 2013 film
and/or panels, and 50-dollar gift certificates to the 5th Avenue of the Arts anchor galleries,
and free yearlong memberships to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. All Winners and Top
Honorable Mentions will have their short films screened at the Official Nashville Film Festival
Preview at The Arts Company during First Saturday Art Crawl on April 6, 2013.
All entries to be judged based on 3 areas: Content Originality (compelling storyline),
Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition), and Overall Impression.
Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals – consisting of Nashville
Film Festival Artistic Director Brian Owens, 5th Avenue of the Arts gallery owners and staff, as
well as other film and visual arts industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion
of the competition organizers.
SHORT FILM COMPETITION Sign Up
• Entry form – filled out clearly and completely, with an original signature.
forms can be printed out (or photocopied) from the competition website at
•Short film or video entry must be submitted online via You Tube to the Nashville Film
Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NashFilmFest. Late entries will not be
•Total running time not to exceed 3 minutes in length, including any credits.
•Entry Fee is Free.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
•Entrants may submit multiple entries. Each entry must be uploaded individually.
•Entrant submissions must be downloaded or postmarked no later than Monday, March
25, 2013 at midnight CST.
•Winners will be announced during First Saturday Art Crawl, April 6, 2013.
•Short films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe
on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Contestants agree that they
have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented
in your short film.
• Nashville Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify or refrain from screening any
film(s) for any reason it deems valid. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit
confirming that their short film is original and he/she holds all rights. Affidavits of
winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal
•All prizes will be awarded to the first name as it appears on the entry form, and division
of prizes among co-directors is the responsibility of the winners. However, multiple
directors will be listed on our website. The NUVC will use its best efforts to send
prizes out in a timely fashion. All federal, state, and local taxes, and customs fees, when
applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
•By entering the NUVC, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant
is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its
judges, which are final and binding in all matters. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms
of these official competition rules and regulations as established herein. If entrant is
under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.
ABOUT NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 18 – 25, 2013, presented by Nissan, brings the world
to Nashville in an 8-day celebration of film. Attended by filmmakers and industry insiders, and
open to the public, NaFF screens more than 200 films from nearly 50 countries. NaFF celebrates
the diversity of the human voice and vision by curating program segments to include Latino,
Black, GLBT, Jewish and Kurdish films. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of
the oldest (44-years) film festivals in the U.S. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF
draws filmmakers and celebrity guests to its red carpet at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16.
The Festival annually garners notice from 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.
ABOUT 5th AVENUE OF THE ARTS
5th Avenue of the Arts has a mission to offer distinctive Nashville experiences. With Music
City’s diverse genres of arts and entertainment opportunities within the city’s historic downtown
entertainment district, the 5th Avenue corridor features 15 to 20 art venues. Directly on 5th
Avenue of the Arts are anchor galleries, The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney
Contemporary, as well as the eclectic Art at the Arcade featuring Twist Gallery among other
boutique galleries. Within a four-block area to the east and west, more galleries can be
discovered on the cross streets of Broadway, Demonbreun, Commerce, Church, Deaderick and
Charlotte. The area is evolving with thousands of new residents moving to the center of town
and openings of grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, high-rise buildings, and more art galleries.
Residents and visitors from around the world have come to know downtown Nashville as a
flourishing urban destination, where people are invited to walk, linger, look, shop, and visit a
wide range of distinctive venues.
ABOUT FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
First Saturday Art Crawl, presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts, is a monthly visual arts event
occurring in the historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of
every month, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively
invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. Admission free. For more
than six years, First Saturday Art Crawl on 5th Avenue of the Arts has appealed to an average of
1,500 visitors per month, helping Fifth Avenue of the Arts to evolve and provide an enormous
sense of energy and excitement about the visual arts.