NaFF BLOG

A Look Ahead at Potential Animated Feature Nominees
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

IndieWire has a great Oscar Watch update about the films likely to qualify for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (for this year and next) and a brief profile of rising animation powerhouse GKIDS. They released A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita last year, earning both films Oscar nominations. What’s been your favorite…

Woody & Buzz Kick Some A**!
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL_PALo2wqw] The folks over at IGN imagined putting video from the Toy Story movies together with the audio from the trailer for The Expendables 2.

Benefit for John Maringouin
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

If you came to the 2009 NaFF, you may have had the chance to meet John Maringouin – director of Big River Man, one of the entries in the Documentary Competition that year. But whether you met him or not, you can take my word for it that John is a great guy (as well…

Nashville Knows How to Pick 'Em
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Since it opened in May, NaFF 2012 Southwest Airlines Audience Award-winner The Intouchables has gone on to become the highest-grossing foreign language film of the year. Further, it’s international take is an ASTONISHING $355 Million – the highest-grossing independent film in the world. Rumor is that the Weinstein Company is going to go to a…

Queen of Versailles
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJYzgJ4CwI] I was able to catch Lauren Greenfield’s latest doc at Sundance (and tried to get it for the festival – indeed, it was originally confirmed, but later rescinded). It’s a great piece of schadenfreude. What made the film work for me is that despite the Siegels’ complete detachment from reality, you actually feel something…