Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tennessee Filmmakers Honored at Nashville Film Festival

            NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Film Festival honored the winners of the Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Awards and the Tennessee Horizon Audience Awards at NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville on Wendesday. 

            The Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Awards were presented by Bob Jackson, owner of Ground Zero.  The Tennessee Horizon Awards were presented in partnership with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music CommissionNative Magazine and NaFF. 

            "Nashville Film Festival offers both seasoned and first time filmmakers the opportunity to have their films shown on the big screen," said NaFF Artistic Director Brian Owens. “We are thrilled to have been able to create another way to partner with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission by offering these awards."

Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Awards:

            * Best Feature Film: Jace Freeman & Sean Clark, "The Ballad of Shovels and Rope"

            * Honorable Mention Best Feature: Paul Harrill, "Something, Anything" 

            * Best Narrative Short: Steven Wesley Miller, "Shadowland"

            * Best Documentary Short: Eric Byford, "Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey"

TN Horizon Audience Awards:

            * First Place: Drew Langer, "Lower Broads"

            * Second Place: Riley Hooper, "Elvis Loses His Excess…"

            * Third Place: Motke Dapp, "Sorry About Tomorrow"

            * Fourth Place: Chad McClarnon, "Bear With Me"

            To learn more about the Nashville Film Festival, visit

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