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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 Fest Names Screenplay Contest Finalists

The Nashville Film Festival has named the 54 Finalists selected for their 4th annual Screenwriting Competition. Finalists were selected from over 1,300 submissions from all over the world. The Top 3 Finalists were selected in all categories and scored into the Top 4% of submissions. This year's winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday, April 28th at the Nashville Film Festival. The 48th Nashville Film Festival will take place April 20-29.

Feature-Length Screenplays:

Action/Adventure Feature
Duel of the Immortals – Michael Gibrall
The Dragon Run – Bradley Stryker
Shabu – Judah Ray

Comedy Feature
3 to Die – Mitch Yapko & Allen Rueckert
The Anklebiter – Andrew Jones
Shady Birch – Nichole Kanney

Drama Feature
The Low Road – Darren McInerney
War/Love – Hannah Feller
Widow's Grove – Ivan Kotevski

Family/Animation Feature
Hooked – Timothy Benson
The Secret of Banrion Wood – Persephone Vandegrift
The Secret of Shangri-La – Lisa Gold

Historical Feature
Bloody Williamson – Sara Caldwell & James Ballowe
A Man Called White – Randy Hines
Russia Was a Woman – Amy Gerber-Stroh

Inspirational Feature
Aunt Maddy – Mike Reid
Beauty for Ashes – Princella Smith, Kyle Roark, & Raymund King
The Moonbeam Fisherman – John Dummer

Music-Inspired Feature
The Jack-O-Lanterns – Dan Goforth
LP – Joey Perotti
Twit – David Rousseve

Science-Fiction Feature
Alien in My Pocket – Joe Borriello
Returners – Eric Steele
Rise of the Phoenix – Ann Williams

Tennessee Feature
Café New York – Katy Chevigny-Smith
Clayton Cadaver – Shayna-Raye Funderburk
Virginia Rose and the Lost City of Gold – Bryan Kelsey

Thriller/Horror Feature
The Children of San Miani – Randall Willis
The Sand Reckoner – Christopher Colpitts
The Twin Within – Gunnar Garrett

Short Screenplays:

Comedy Short
Anatomically Modern Human for President – Amanda Martinez
Remember Brighton – Michael Gibney
Homemade – Anna Alaimo

Drama Short
Del Rio, Texas – Raj Trivedi
FutureHealth – Sarah Polhaus
Holdenfield – Kevin Brown

Genre Short
Fly! – Dave Chan
Chambered – Toby Osborne
FutureHealth – Sarah Polhaus

Tennessee Short
Holdenfield – Kevin Brown
The Morning After – Conway Preston
Raven Point – Jason K. Allen

Thriller/Horror Short
Are You Loathsome Tonight? – John Burdeaux
Gone – David Cramer
Looking for Death – Adrienne Frank

Young Screenwriters Short
Be Okay. – William Shelton
Floating – Zane Swift
Mother – Val Jashari
Ruth(less) – Lauren Marie Miller

Teleplays:

30-Minute Teleplay
Agent of Influence – J.P. Unice
Millennial Rules – Heidi Putallaz
Quantum Dreams – Jeffrey Gold

60-Minute Teleplay
Blood Oath – Jake Bottiglieri
Demons – Kevin Burke
Everly – Nicole Donadio

Updated: 04/21/2017
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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.