A panel discussion featuring producer and Academy-award winning actor Nicole Kidman, a one-on-one discussion with novelist and screenwriter Delia Ephron (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, “You’ve Got Mail”); free ticket opportunities through NowPlayingNashville.com; and the opportunity to learn from some of the finest music supervisors in the film and television business, including “Glee” supervisor PJ Bloom, are just a few of the additional offerings at this year’s Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan, taking place April 19-26, 2012 at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas and various venues around Nashville.
Kidman, who produced, in addition to starring in, 2010’s acclaimed “Rabbit Hole,” will join actors-turned-directors Famke Janssen (“Goldeneye,” “X-Men” Trilogy), Carrie Preston (“True Blood,” “Doubt”) and Beth Grant (“Sordid Lives,” “The Artist”), who have all directed films in the festival, for “The Evolution of Women Behind the Camera,” a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas. Tickets for the general public are $25 and will be available online at nashvillefilmfestival.org on April 11.
NaFF’s popular music supervisors panel returns again this year, with guests Evyen Klean (“Hemingway & Gellhorn,: “Game Change”), Tricia Holloway “Middle Men,” “Honey 2”), PJ Bloom (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Wende Crowley (“Easy A,” “Friends with Benefits”), Jenee Deangelis (“Cold Case, “Breaking Pointe”), and Michael Freeman, music producer, Ogilvy & Mather. Music Supervisor panels take place on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 26. More information, including ticket prices and times, is available in the complete list of panels and events below.
Individual tickets for the festival go on sale tomorrow morning at the festival's website. More from the release below, including a list of panels.
Please note: due to production schedules, panelists may be substituted without advance notice.
Everything You Wanted to Know About SAG-AFTRA But Were Afraid to Ask
Designed for actors, both aspiring and working, this workshop will answer your questions about SAG-AFTRA on topics ranging from how to qualify for membership, working under contracts, and how residuals work. Get the scoop from a panel of SAG-AFTRA Staff and members.
Friday, 4/20, 3:30pm - Regal Green Hills - FREE
Lunchtime Film Chat: Beg, Borrow & Steal: The Secrets to Making a Low-Budget Movie without Getting Arrested
So, you’ve got an idea for a movie, but you’re intimidated by the process? The thoughts of getting permits terrifying you? You’re not the first person to feel this way, and you won’t be the last. Ask questions and get answers and tips from the people who’ve been there and done that.
Friday, 4/20, 12:00pm - Liberty Party Tent - FREE
Design Your Neighborhood Interactive Workshop
Conceived by NCDC’s Design Director, Gary Gaston, this heart-warming documentary chronicles a four-week workshop where inner-city minority youth are exposed to the crafts of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, organic farming, filmmaking, and civic involvement through field trips to notable city landmarks, and participation in design charrettes led by local professionals. The screening will be followed by a panel featuring local civic and design leaders from the film, including Vice-Mayor Diane Neighbors, Gary Gaston, architect Manuel Zeitlin, a youth workshop participant, and filmmaker Carolyn McDonald.
Saturday, 4/21, 2:00pm - Regal Green Hills - FREE
The Evolution of Women Behind the Camera
Hollywood has always been an old boy network kind of a town, but recently women have been showing their might at the box office and behind the camera. Join us as we celebrate four such women who have added director or producer to the title of actor. Featuring Famke Janssen, Carrie Preston, Beth Grant and Nicole Kidman.
Saturday, 4/21, 4:30pm - Regal Green Hills - $25
“Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ the Devil’s Cage” Screening and Panel Discussion, presented by Americana Music Association
Stick around after this screening of “Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ the Devil’s Cage” for an engaging panel discussion on Louvin’s life and legacy, with filmmakers Blake Judd and Keith Neltner, singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, Louvin’s manager Brett Steele and moderator and music journalist Peter Cooper.
Sunday, 4/22, 3:30 p.m. - Regal Green Hills Theatre 5 - $12 (Includes Screening and Discussion)
Lunchtime Film Chat: Documentarian, Tear Down That Wall! Secrets of the Invisible Lens
Great documentaries make their subjects so comfortable that if you weren’t watching them on the screen, you’d think there wasn’t a camera there. How do they do that? Dive in the trenches with the filmmakers who have been there to find their secrets to getting under their subject’s skin. Moderated by Dorothy Henckel from The Documentary Channel.
Monday, 4/23, 12:00pm - Liberty Party Tent - FREE
Lunchtime Film Chat: How to Be a Festival Flirt - The Secrets to Building Buzz and Seducing Audiences
So, you made it into the festival. HOO-ray! But your work isn’t done.
To make your festival experience a successful one, you’ll need to network, schmooze the audience, and get your materials into the right hands to come out the other side of the fest feeling like you’re awesome. We’ve got some pros to help you learn how.
Tuesday, 4/24, 12:00pm - Liberty Party Tent - FREE
Music Supervisors - 101: The Basics of Song Placement
Understanding exactly how to submit your songs for film or TV can make the difference between getting that song placed or having it wind up in the “circular file”. Our panel of top music supervisors, Evyen Klean (“Hemingway & Gellhorn,: “Game Change”), Tricia Holloway “Middle Men,” “Honey 2”), PJ Bloom (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Wende Crowley (“Easy A,” “Friends with Benefits”), Jenee Deangelis (“Cold Case, “Breaking Pointe”), and Michael Freeman, music producer, Ogilvy & Mather, will set down the guidelines for how, when, and to whom to submit your songs to maximize your chances and build lasting relationships. How technology is changing licensing and soundtracks will also be discussed. Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc) will moderate. Sponsored by SESAC.
Tuesday, 4/24, 1:30pm - Regal Green Hills - $15
One on One with Delia Ephron, presented by Parnassus Books
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, “You’ve Got Mail,” Hanging Up” (based on her novel), and “Michael.” She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, including “How to Eat Like a Child,” and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue, MORE, and The Huffington Post. Recently, she collaborated with Nora Ephron on a play, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,: which ran for two years in New York, and has been performed all over the world including Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Book signing to follow. Event presented by Parnassus Books.
Tuesday, 4/25, 5:30pm - Regal Green Hills - $15
Music Supervisors - 201: Advanced Placement
Open only to established publishers and industry professionals, this panel moves past the basics and takes an in-depth look at song placement for film and TV. Our music supervisors will discuss their current projects, and the more intimate setting will open up opportu- nities for submissions and relationship-building. Bring your business cards! Evyen Klean (“Hemingway & Gellhorn,: “Game Change”), Tricia Holloway “Middle Men,” “Honey 2”), PJ Bloom (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Wende Crowley (“Easy A,” “Friends with Benefits”), Jenee Deangelis (“Cold Case, “Breaking Pointe”), and Michael Freeman, music producer, Ogilvy & Mather, the panel will be moderated by composer/songwriter Stacy Widelitz. Sponsored by SESAC.
Wednesday, 4/25, 10:00am - Regal Green Hills $45
You’ve seen the movies, now join us in the Liberty Party Tent for a catered brunch and find out who has won the major prizes. More than $30,000 in cash and prizes will be handed out to the jury’s selected prize-winners.
Wednesday, 4/25, 11:00 am - Liberty Party Tent - FREE with Festival Laminate
OFF-SITE & LIVE EVENTS
FREE Earth Day Screenings at Lipscomb
In honor of Earth Day, we are screening two fantastic earth-friendly films
for FREE on Lipscomb University’s campus (1 University Park Drive) at
Ward Hall. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.
Friday, 4/20, 4:30 p.m. - “A Fierce Green Fire”
Friday, 4/20, 7:00 p.m. - “Last Call at the Oasis”
FREE Record Store Day Screenings at The Basement
Check out three Music Films / Music City films for free at The
Basement at Grimey’s (1604 8th Avenue South) in celebration of Record
Store Day. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday, 4/21,1:00pm - “Don’t Follow Me I’m Lost”
Saturday, 4/21,2:45pm - “Andrew Bird Fever Year”
Saturday, 4/21,4:30pm - “Brick and Mortar Love”
Music & Movies Live Event
Join us as we celebrate some of the great music from festival films with
a live show featuring Wes Cunningham from “Sironia” and
Canines and many of the musicians featured in “I Am Not a Hipster” in one of Nashville’s newest, hippest places to hear music -
the High Watt Stage at Mercy Lounge (1 Cannery Row).
Saturday, 4/21, 8:00pm - High Watt - $5 or FREE with Laminate
Movie Trivia presented by Trivia Time
Think you know movies? Prove it. Join NaFF and partner Trivia Time for
a knock-down drag-out fight for movie geek supremacy! Four rounds, 20
Questions, All movies. Winning teams recieves four passes to the Closing Night Party ($140 value) + $50 bar cash. And it’s right by the Regal Green Hills on Monday night at Joe’s Place (2227 Bandywood Dr. - a smoking venue) and Tuesday night at Crow’s Nest (2221 Bandywood Dr.) (no smoking indoors).
Monday, 4/23, 8:00pm - Joe’s Place
Tuesday, 4/24, 8:00pm - Crow’s Nest (upstairs)
Butch Walker at 12th & Porter
Butch Walker has been called a musician’s musician and after you’ve
seen “Butch Walker: Out of Focus” at the festival, you’ll have the chance to hear exactly why he’s earned that description at a live performance at 12th & Porter (114 12th Avenue North)
Wednesday, 4/25, 12:00pm - 12th & Porter - FREE with Laminate
“Music City Underground” Release Show
Official Release Show of the film, followed by live performances by Evan P. Donahue, The Electric Hearts and VITEK.
Wednesday, 4/25, Mercy Lounge
Screening at 7:00pm - $10 for screening/show
Show at 9:00pm - $5 after film
Closing Night Party
Join us at the W.O. Smith Music School (1125 8th Ave. South) as we
close the festival. Audience Award winners will be announced. Whole Foods catering will be consumed. Stella Artois and wine will be pro- vided and music will be played by The Brooklyn Brothers (from the film ”The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best” (and perhaps a surprise guest or two). Valet parking provided.
Thursday, 4/26, 9:00 pm - WO Smith Music School - $35 or FREE with Festival Laminate