Nashville Film Festival Takes Place Oct 3-12

Regal Cinemas Hollywood 27

The Nashville Film Festival takes place Oct 3-12 at the Regal Hollywood Theatre, located at 719 Thompson Ln, Nashville. This year the festival is celebrating its 50th birthday!

The film festival includes hundreds of the world’s best new films screening over 10 days with filmmaker Q&As, reception, panels and more.

Festival Key Dates:

  • Nashville Film Festival runs October 3-12, 2019
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019: Festival begins, Opening Night Feature Film and Opening Night Party
  • October 4-5, 2019: NashFilm Creators Conference
  • Friday, October 11, 2019: Closing Party
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019: Best of Fest Films


Tickets to each regular film throughout the festival and Creators Conference session are $15. Opening night special presentations tickets on Thurs. Oct. 3 are $25.

Read movie descriptions and buy tickets here.

Major Film Categories:

  • Special Presentations
  • Narrative Competition
  • Documentary Competition
  • Animated Feature Competition
  • Shorts Program Competitions
  • Tennessee First Competition
  • New Directors Competition
  • Reel Music Competition
  • Graveyard Shift Competition
  • Episodic Competition
  • VR Competition

A Few Festival Highlights:

  • Film made by Fairview High students – ‘Minus One’ has two showings at the Nashville Film Festival: Sun, Oct 6 at 10:30am & Wed, Oct 9 at 12:30pm
  • The Bluebird Cafe movie titled ‘Bluebird the Movie’ will make its premiere on Saturday.
  • There will be showings of classic films on the big screen- ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘That Thing You Do” and “Rock n’ Roll High School.’
  • NashFilm Creators Conference, which coincides with the Film Festival, takes place Oct 4 & 5. It is a chance for creative-minded people to connect with their peers and discover the latest industry trends.
  • Filmmakers John Carter Cash (son of Johnny Cash) Thom Zimny and David McCallister will present “Songs as Storytelling: Dragon Song Panel and Film Preview,” with the world premiere of the short film “Dragon Song” to follow on Sat. Oct. 5

Find the complete schedule here

To create a schedule, you can download the Nashville Film App on Apple or Android.