the 48th annual nashville film festival kicks off today. you will no doubt recognize familiar faces like tom hanks, aisha tyler and bruce dern in the mix. with over 300 films this year and 18 world premieres, the event continues to expand, providing exposure for the indie voices everywhere.
the films represent 27 nations and every inhabited continent and were selected from over 1,240 feature submissions. a jury of industry professionals select the winning films that will take home up to $20,000 in cash and prizes. also, there are more tennessee-based films than ever before.
“the films present a wide view of the world from contemporary issues to historic dramas; from deeply intimate personal dramas to wide open epics,” said artistic director, brian owens. “diversity is really on display in these films.”
the nashvilel film festival is the oldest running and largest film festival in the south and one of the oldest in the country. the festival is mixing it up this year and the location will be hollywood 27 regal cinema. the 48th annual nashville film festival opens april 20 and conclude april 29. for tickets, click here.