Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) has announced its Music Video competition as an important component of the 36th Nashville Film Festival, which takes place April 14-21, 2005, at the Regal Green Hills 16 Cinemas. Just recently, MovieMaker's Winter 2004 edition included NaFF as one of "20 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee."
Due to the popularity of the 2004 Festival's music video competition, which was open only to local productions, the 36th NaFF now includes a category for music videos from outside the Nashville area, which compete for Best Music Video sponsored by Opus Entertainment. The Festival also continues its competition for Best Nashville-Produced Music Video. The top selected music videos screen during NaFF and the winners are announced at the Festival's conclusion. The music video awards are part of the NaFF's unique Music Films in Music City section sponsored by Curb Entertainment, which highlights the best in recent films about music and includes two additional prizes:
Best Music In A Feature Film sponsored by BME/Brewman Music & Entertainment, to go to a feature film's composer, director, music supervisor, and/or producer for innovative use of music, whether through the original score, imaginative musical arrangements, or songs; and the Gibson Impact of Music Award, given to a feature or documentary that most effectively explores or celebrates the impact of music on the human experience.
Planning is well underway for the upcoming Festival, which also showcases the best in independently produced features, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental works, and videos by young filmmakers (age 18 and under) from around the world, as well as selected classics from the past. The Festival also features workshops, panel discussions, music showcases, vendor and product expos, and guest appearances by nationally recognized figures in the film and video arts.
To submit a music video , download the Call for Entries form from the Festival's web site: www.nashvillefilmfestival.org .
Final entry deadline is December 17 . For more information, call 615-742-2500.