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EVOLVE STUDIOS at the 50th Nashville Film Festival (Photo by Larry Gleeson)


Compelling and engaging panels, sell-out screenings, and film industry from around the world made up the first four days of the Nashville Film Festival 50th Anniversary. Opening night red carpet included the cast of ‘Born In The Gig,’ ‘Foster Boy,’ Jeezy, and Bubba Sparxxx. Day two welcomed the Berry family who came to support the world premiere of the ‘Chuck Berry’ documentary by filmmaker Jon Brewer. HBO’s Len Amato panel, Johnathon Shcaech and Jessica Barth’s #METOO panel, and an all-star comedy panel were just a few highlights from day three. The girls from NashFilm’s Living Reel Project debuted their song and short created for the festival, and ‘Who’s The Girl? The Ashley Cleveland’ had a sell-out crowd on day four.

Nashville Film Festival continues this week with Lahna Turner and the world premiere of ‘What’s Eating Ralphie May’ tonight at 6 pm. ‘The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash’ also screens at 6 pm. Tomorrow NashFilm will host the Tennessee premiere of ‘Bluebird’ with Amy Grant, Tenille Townes, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Callie Khouri, Ruby Amanfu, Tony Arata, Dave Barnes, Steve Buchanan, Gary Burr, Roger Cook, Barry Dean, Tom Douglas, Mark Germino, Don Henry, Claude Kelly, Luke Laird, and more coming out to support the Nashville film. Find the full schedule through Oct. 12 here.


The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film and partners with the Thompson Nashville to host guests from all over the world. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary October 3-12, 2019. For more information, visit



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