Nashville Film Festival

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 161 Rains Ave. Nashville TN 37203 USA

Mission: Nashville Film Festival is a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates and entertains through an annual celebration of the art of motion pictures, year-round events and community outreach.
Programs: One of the South's biggest film events, the 2010 Nashville Film Festival takes place April 15-22, at the Regal Green Hills 16 Cinemas, featuring abroad selection of features, documentaries, shorts, animation and panels, and music and film.
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I attend several film festivals each year (including huge fests such as Toronto) and the Nashville Film Festival is still my all-time favorite. The enthusiasm of the audience is contagious and the hospitality of the staff is terrific! There seems to be nearly the perfect balance of film-buff-to-film-industry people in attendance, the venue is comfortable, the films are very thoughtfully chosen, and it seems as though there's always a party or musical event going on. In fact, the music connection is one of the things that sets this festival apart from many others. I also love that NaFF has year-round activities for its members and does outreach in the community. All in all, a terrific festival!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the electric atmosphere at the festival. The excited buzz of a venue full of enthusiastic,knowledgeable audience members & eager filmmakers interacting & excitedly discussing films they have seen or are about to see is pure catnip for a film buff like me!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

NaFF is an extraordinary addition to the arts community in Nashville. Not that long ago Nashville was perceived to have only music arts but NaFF has given it international attention as an important film hub. The quality of films offered year-round (especially at the annual Festival) are great and everyone involved in the group is an enthusiast and champion of the work they're doing and the films they offer. A long-term advocate of the arts, e.g., sitting on arts boards, my experience with NaFF is always positive. I only wish that I had the stamina to sit through the Festival films from mid-morning through late-night.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching its development from a small, university-based film fest into a grand international Film Festival with exceptional films.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Nashville Film Festival is not only one of the most fun weeks of my year, but my monthly contact with the staff is one of my most cherish friendships! I was lucky enough to get an internship with the festival last Spring. I spent at least 3 days a week in the office and numerous hours at other events, I couldn't get enough. Not only is the staff amazing, but all the patrons, volunteers and attendees are great people. I am so fortunate to have had that experience and continued opportunities to meet so many people through the festival. Everyday I get to keep working with the festival is welcomed with open arms!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday life. Not only has my internship given me great professional training, but I learned a lot about my abilities and have been able to apply those to my undergraduate college and future grad school education.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

an extremely wide variety of great people who all shared the common love of film and education through film.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have a had a great time every year I have worked for the Nashville Film Festival. It started with volunteering a few years ago, and then I was an intern in 2008. And I have always come back and helped anytime they needed me, especially a couple of months before the festival itself. Everyone there is nice and they love what they do. The Nashville Film Festival has been great and it keeps getting better. I can't wait until April when it happens all over again!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a volunteer for four years and an intern. I enjoyed all of it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity you get to be a part of a long-running film festival. You get to see first-hand how it all happens and all the hard work to make it what it is.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were professioanl and fun to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be better than any film festival around!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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