The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) returns for its 52nd edition with a week-long celebration of film, music and culture in central Nashville from September 30 through October 6, 2021.
The 52nd Nashville Film Festival will present in-person screenings, events, workshops and panels throughout the week, while maintaining a virtual festival platform to host the more than 150 planned films, talkbacks and more to be featured this year.
This year, the festival will take place across a selection iconic cultural venues in the heart of the city, including:
Rocketown (601 4th Ave. S) – Downtown’s vast event and concert venue will be home to Opening Night events on Thursday, September 30 and festival screenings, Q&As and select live events through Sunday, October 3
Belmont University Theater (1900 Belmont Ave) – A world-class performing arts center on the heart of Belmont’s campus, the theater will host film screenings and panel discussions on Monday, October 4
Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St.) – A turn-of-the-century auto factory turned Nashville’s most unique concert & event venue, Marathon Music Works will host film screenings, Q&As, live music performances and more on Tuesday, October 5
The Belcourt Theater (2012 Belcourt Ave) – Home to silent movies when it opened in 1925, then the Grand Ole Opry and more, the historical Belcourt Theater will host the Nashville Film Festival Closing Night presentation on Wednesday, October 6
The first titles to be announced as Official Selections for the 52nd Nashville Film Festival are:
7 DAYS, the clever and intimate COVID-era romance written and directed by Roshan Sethi and produced by the Duplass Brothers;
THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS, Alba Sotorra’s compelling documentary on two young women who gave up everything to join extremists;
FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, directed by Bobbie Jo Hart, that reveals the untold story of the Filipina American garage band that almost became the female Beatles; and
WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR, Jane Schoenbrun’s visually haunting thriller about a teenager who becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game.