Posted by Larry Gleeson
Nashville Film Festival’s Programming Director Lauren Ponto hosted NashFilm Grand Jury Awards Ceremony yesterday at the Regal Hollywood 27 and announced the winners of NashFilm’s Grand Jury Prizes for 2019. Robert Torres handled the animated and VR 360 Competition awards. Mario Ramos, CEO and President of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, presented the MeToo awards. Festival sponsor VR PRG’s David Bennett bestowed a $10000 rental package credit upon the Cinematography Award winners.
NashFilm has hosted world premieres, celebrities, and some of the most talented filmmakers in the industry over the past week to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary. Festivities continues through the weekend with the closing night party Friday and Best of the Fest Films running Saturday. See below for a list of awardees.
Grand Jury Prize Winners
NARRATIVE FEATURE: ETERNAL WINTER Directed by Attila Szász
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: DARK SUNS Directed by Julien Elie
NEW DIRECTOR’S FEATURE: THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND Directed by Flavio Alves
ANIMATED FEATURE: ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE Directed by Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
REEL MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: MR. JIMMY Directed by Peter Dowd
TENNESSEE FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION: TRIGGER Directed by Warren Smythe and Alexandra Sedlak
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: EXIT 12 Directed by Malcolm Pullinger
NARRATIVE SHORT: THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW Directed by Marshall Curry
ANIMATED SHORT: WILD LOVE Directed by Paul Autric
EXPERIMENTAL SHORT: CRUDE OIL Directed by Christoper Good
TENNESSEE SHORT: JR ROOT Directed by Jonathan Frazier
TENNESSEE STUDENT SHORT: LOSING FACE Directed by Magdalene Kennedy
COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT: KNOCKING DOWN THE FENCES Directed by Megan Shutzer
YOUNG FILMMAKER SHORT: GREY HEART Directed by Theo Tapliz
EPISODIC PILOT: BOOTSTRAPPED Directed by Stephanie Liang
EPISODIC SERIES: TOP DOG Directed by Julia Tokarz
VIRTUAL REALITY AND 360: ACCUSED # 2: WALTER SISULU Directed by Nicolas Champeaux, Giles Porte
GRAVEYARD SHIFT FEATURE: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER Directed by Mickey Reece
GRAVEYARD SHIFT SHORT: JEFF DRIVES YOU Directed by Aidan Brezonick
Tickets are stillavailable for the 2019 Nashville Film Festival!
ABOUT NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL: 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. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary October 3-12, 2019. For more information, visit nashfilm.org.
(Sourced from NashFilm press release)