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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?
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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) 47
Late February 15, 2019 $60 (feature); $35 (short) 93
Extended April 5, 2019 $75 (feature); $45 (short) 142

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 Film Festival Announces Screenwriting Competition Finalists

The Nashville Film Festival has announced the finalists for its inaugural Screenwriting Competition. The 76 finalists represent the best of 1,511 entries from all over the world. Winners will be announced at the Nashville Film Festival Awards Ceremony on April 24th.

“Our finalists had great stories to tell,” said Michael Wood, Screenwriting Competition Manager. “These screenplays and teleplays represent some of the best undiscovered screenwriting talent in the world. Our screenwriters wrote clever comedies, riveting dramas, intriguing TV pilots, memorable shorts, and more.”

The competition was fierce, with 328 entries in the drama feature competition alone.

The Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is unique among thousands of screenwriting competitions in the U.S. because it offers more categories for short screenplays than any other competition, and a category for Young Screenwriters, which is unique to NaFF.

“We believe in up and coming talent in the film industry,” said Ted Crockett, Executive Director of NaFF. “Writers of shorts are often talented and unknown. The accolades they receive from winning or placing in a major competition can lead them to expand their concept into a full feature, or gain financing to turn their scripts into short films. We are an important step for them in making their careers.”

The Nashville Film Festival has connections with both legendary and groundbreaking A-list studios, production companies, and directors, and some winning scripts will be passed on to these connections.

Here are the Screenwriting Competition finalists, listed alphabetically by title:

DRAMA FEATURE
Amanda Darling: Children of Honor
Lonas Taylor: Little Silver Heart
Danielle Barros: The Executioner
David Abram: The Translation
Alfred Thomas Catalfo: Vulture's Row

COMEDY FEATURE
Sam Friedlander: hAPPy
Amanda Darling: Male Order
Amanda Darling: Misfortune Cookie

MUSIC INSPIRED FEATURE
Jefferson McClure: Dead Man Blues
Larry Shulruff: Man at the Top
Sabrina Siebert: Soup Sandwich

FAMILY FEATURE
Heather Hughes and Kate Wharton: Coincidental Miracles
Karisa Ewinger: The Key to Nede - An Adventure Begins
Jonathan Vermeer and Bart Morse: The Spirit Flyer
Elisabeth Annacone: Yes, Bub

INSPIRATIONAL FEATURE
Dustin Stevens: Be My Eyes
Kari Redmond and Ben Davies: Bring it Home
Mary Huckstep: William, Will You Dance?

ANIMATION FEATURE
Jeff DeVuono: Lost Dog
Randall C Willis: Tank's James McFarlane: The Princess Honeybee

ACTION/ADVENTURE FEATURE
Nick Mertens: Buck McAlister and The Hand of God
Stephen Hoover: Buried South of Galatians
Andrew Brown: In Debt Deep
John T. Frederick: The Myth of the Western Dragons
Andrew Eisen: Will Powers

HISTORICAL FEATURE
Peter Meech: Billy
LeAnn Morris: More Precious
Eugene Ramos: Newton's Laws of Emotion
Dawn Wise: The Poem
David Rousseve: Urban Scenes/Creole Dreams

SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE
Timucin Leflef: Heroman
Dustin Kahia: Project Guile
Elise Carr and Dennis Carr: The Beginning
Stuart Creque: Time and Again

THRILLER/HORROR FEATURE
Stephen Hoover: Horror Comic
Allen C. Gardner: Sold
Andrew Mescher: The Righteous Man
Alfred Thomas Catalfo: Vulture's Row

TENNESSEE SCREENWRITER FEATURE
Elvis Wilson: Driving Top Down
David Vincent: The Acadian
Ryan Estabrooks and Amber Bartlett: The Sound of the Sword
Taylor Albertson: The Vilification of Ruth Dunn

TV DRAMA PILOT
Aaron Rollins: Ordnung
Jackson Wickham: The Girl From Here
Grete Heinemann: Valleywood

TV COMEDY PILOT
Sam Boseley: Cherub Court ‘I Smite You’
Karen Rouse: Foxy Naught
Kristin Cantrell: Roomies

ACTION/ADVENTURE SHORT
Lee McQueen: Celara Electric
Tarp Jones: The Ten Mile


ANIMATION SHORT
Darren Barker: Lily, the Saddest Girl in the World
David Serra: The Dreamscape Aquarium
Wade Balance: The Hunter

COMEDY SHORT
Stacy Alynn: If You Go There
Linda Rumney: Power Wash
Devi Snively: The Bride of Frankie

DRAMA SHORT
Alexander Briley: Cocaine Eyes
Jeffrey Rubin: The Lost Cause
Cornelius Murphy: You're a Good Guy, Eli

FAMILY SHORT
Dianna Zimmerman and Brad Jost: Escape
Sundae Jahant-Osborn: Pipe Dream
Robert Gately and Lois Gately: The Barking Spider

HISTORICAL SHORT
Skye Lynch: Scorched Earth

INSPIRATIONAL SHORT
Sussu Laaksonen: Long Distance Call
Julie Akeret and Will Daniel: Shit-house Crazy


MUSIC INSPIRED SHORT
Anthony Cawood: A Certain Romance

SCIENCE FICTION SHORT
Tishehma Jones-AlAmin: Every Lady Has A Silver Lining
Ryan Sprague: In a Forest

TENNESSEE SCREENWRITER SHORT
Caleb Stallings: Mulligan
Melissa Sweazy: The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention
Drew Maynard: The Holler

THRILLER/HORROR SHORT
Nathan Ludwig: Behind You
Stuart Creque: Memento Mori
Charles Dillon Ward: The Ants Go Marching

YOUNG SCREENWRITER SHORT
Michael Flynn: Family Portrait
Joshua Taylor: Outpost Bravo

Updated: 03/13/2014
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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
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