The Oct. 1-7 online fest will include films, Q&As, panels and more
The Nashville Film Festival has seen a number of changes since it first began as the Sinking Creek Film Festival more than a half-century ago — including a shift from moving the fest from April to October each year, and from Regal Green Hills to Regal Hollywood 27. Another smart alteration will be made this year. At 51 years old, the festival will go virtual this fall.
According to a press release, the virtual festival will take place Oct. 1-7 and feature more than 200 films, along with Creators Conference panels, Q&As and “virtual social opportunities,” which will connect viewers with filmmakers (as well as with one another to dish about the best and worst of the fest). Stay tuned for the program and film lineup, which will be announced in August.
The Southern Festival of Books will also go virtual this year on Oct. 1-11. (RSVP here for the author reveal, which will take place online Thursday, July 16, at 5 p.m.)
“But wait,” you say. “I love movies and books! I want to see it all!”
Reader, so do we. Let’s hope that NaFF reconsiders its timing in the years to come — so that Nashvillians can support two beloved festivals, during different weeks.
Nevertheless, NaFF is sure to bring a bevy of fantastic new films to your living room. To make your experience as theatrical and cozy as possible, get yourself some blackout curtains, stock up on elastic-waist pants, and perfect your popcorn-making skills with my favorite recipe.