Guide to the 2022 Nashville Film Festival

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Attend the opening and closing night presentations + other films at the Belcourt.

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The 53rd Nashville Film Festival will be back on the big screen later this month — Thurs., Sept. 29-Wed., Oct. 5. The annual event unites filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, and movie buffs for 150+ film screenings, panel discussions + live music.

The festival will be hosted at three main venues in the Nashville area: the Belcourt Theatre, TPAC, and The Franklin Theatre. Similar to last year’s event, many films will be available virtually for at-home viewing.

Where + when to watch

🎥 The Belcourt Theatre, 2012 Belcourt Ave.
The Belcourt will host the opening night presentation of “The Return of Tanya Tucker” on Thurs., Sept. 29 (6:30 p.m.), as well as screenings on Tues., Oct. 4 + the closing night presentation of “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues” on Wed., Oct. 5.

🎥 TPAC, Andrew Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St.
The theater will host festival screenings Fri., Sept. 30-Mon., Oct. 3. Some highlights include “Big Old Goofy World: The Story of Oh Boy Records” + “Old Friends, a Dogumentary” (featuring Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in Mt. Juliet).

🎥 The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin
The theater will host festival screenings Fri., Sept. 30-Sun., Oct. 2. Some highlights include “Seriously Red” + “Still Working 9 to 5” — can’t-miss films for Dolly Parton fans.

Special events + tickets

Beyond the traditional film festival, there will be events and programs held across Nashville that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Some party favors include a screenwriting competition, a music supervisors program, the Creators Conference (think: film industry panels and conversations), and live music. Pro tip: Filter the schedule to see the location for each event.

In-person and virtual festival passes are now on sale. Tickets for individual film screenings are also available + can be purchased via the full schedule.

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