‘Shovels & Rope’ and ‘Lower Broads’ Among TN NaFF Winners


The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) announced the winners of the Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Awards and the Tennessee Horizon Audience Awards tonight at NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame Park in Downtown Nashville.

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 Nashville Film Festival.

“Nashville Film Festival offers both seasoned and first time filmmakers the opportunity to have their films shown on the big screen,” NaFF Artistic Director Brian Owens said when the awards were announced.  “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

lowerbroadsTN Horizon Audience Awards

1st Place: Drew Langer, Lower Broads

2nd Place: Riley Hooper, Elvis Loses His Excess and Other Tales From the World’s Longest Yard Sale

3rd Place: Motke Dapp, Sorry About Tomorrow

4th Place: Chad McClarnon, Bear With Me

The festival continues through Saturday. Click here to visit the NaFF site for more information.

*Photo from Lower Broads courtesy Nashville Film Festival.

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