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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

161 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-2500 (voice)
(615) 649-0001 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: 2019entries@nashfilm.org

Contact: Robin Robinson, Programming Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition leverages one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. Each year, NashFilm draws hundreds of filmmakers, musicians and industry to ten days of films, panels, red carpet events, live music showcases and parties. NashFilm is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories.

For screenwriters, NashFilm offers 8 categories in feature, short and teleplay lengths with both cash and prizes including the fact that all semifinalists and finalists win festival passes! That’s not a discount on a pass but the whole pass.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird September 30, 2018 $40 (feature); $25 (short)
Regular December 31, 2018 $50 (feature); $30 (short) 16
Late February 15, 2019 $60 (feature); $35 (short) 62
Extended April 5, 2019 $75 (feature); $45 (short) 111

Notification: 06/28/2019

Rules

Please see website.

Rules - https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/screenwritingrules/

Awards

Nashville Film Festival offers cash and in-kind sponsor prizes to screenwriters with winners selected by industry power players - including studio representatives, producers and fellow filmmakers.

The winning short films in the Narrative, Animated and Documentary Short Film Competitions are eligible for Academy Award® consideration without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

161 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-2500 (voice)
(615) 649-0001 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: 2019entries@nashfilm.org

Contact: Robin Robinson, Programming Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

161 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-2500 (voice)
(615) 649-0001 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: 2019entries@nashfilm.org

Contact: Robin Robinson, Programming Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Nashville Fest Names Screenplay Contest Winners

Lisa Gold's The Secret of Shangri-La has been named the Grand Prize Winning Feature Screenplay Winner of the 2017 Nashville Film Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Raj Trivedi's Del Rio, Texas was named the Short Screenplay Winner.

Grand Jury Prizes:

Grand Jury Prize – Feature Screenplay:
The Secret of Shangri-La
by Lisa Gold

Grand Jury Prize – Short Screenplay:
Del Rio, Texas
by Raj Trivedi

Feature Screenplays:

Best Comedy Feature:
The Anklebiter
by Andrew Jones

Best Drama Feature:
The Low Road
by Darren McInerney

Best Action/Adventure Feature:
Duel of the Immortals
by Michael Gibrall

Best Family/Animation Feature:
The Secret of Shangri-La
by Lisa Gold

Best Historical Feature:
A Man Called White
by Randy Hines

Best Inspirtational Feature:
The Moonbeam Fisherman
by John Dummer

Best Music-Inspired Feature:
The Jack-O-Lanterns
by Dan Goforth

Best Science-Fiction Feature:
Alien in my Pocket
by Joe Borriello

Best Tennessee Feature:
Café New York
by Katy Chevigny-Smith

Best Thriller/Horror Feature:
The Sand Reckoner
by Christopher Colpitts

Short Screenplays:

Best Comedy Short:
Anatomically Modern Human for President
by Amanda Martinez

Best Drama Short:
Del Rio, Texas
by Raj Trivedi

Best Genre Short:
Fly!
by Dave Chan

Best Tennessee Short:
The Morning After
by Conway Preston

Best Thriller/Horror Short:
Gone
by David Cramer

Best Young Screenwriter Short:
Ruth(less)
by Lauren Marie Miller

Teleplays:

Best 30-Minute Teleplay:
Millennial Rules
by Heidi Putallaz

Best 60-Minute Teleplay:
Blood Oath
by Jake Bottiglieri

Updated: 05/11/2017
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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Contact

161 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-2500 (voice)
(615) 649-0001 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: 2019entries@nashfilm.org

Contact: Robin Robinson, Programming Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Nathan Ludwig

An interview with screenwriter Nathan Ludwig regarding the Nashville Fest Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/02/2014
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, MovieBytes would like to interview you.