NaFF Competition

NaFF Competition

Calling all writers!
The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) Screenwriting Competition runs through midnight January 8, 2016. It is an international competition, welcoming screenwriters from around the world to compete in all categories, except the Tennessee Screenwriter Category, which is reserved for in-state writers. The awards presentation will be held at the 47th Nashville Film Festival, April 14 – 23, 2016.
Select winning scripts will be offered to celebrated industry executives and studios. The 2015 line-up included: Blossom Films, Nicole Kidman’s Academy-Award nominated production company (Rabbit Hole); noted casting director, Laray Mayfield (House of Cards, Benjamin Button); Sycamore Pictures CEO Ben Nearn (Black Swan, The Way, Way Back), Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, the faith/family and inspirational label of Sony Picture Entertainment (Soul Surfer and Courageous); famed limit-breaking director/producer Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers), and Lewis Bogach, Emmy-winning Vice President of CMT, and more.
Feature Categories and Awards
  • Grand Jury Prize: $2,000
  • Drama – $500
  • Comedy – $500
  • Action/Adventure – $250
  • Family/Animation – $250
  • Historical – $250
  • Inspirational – $250
  • Music Inspired – $250
  • Science Fiction – $250
  • Thriller/Horror – $250
  • TN Feature Screenplay $250
Shorts Categories and Awards
  • Grand Jury Prize: $1,000
  • Drama – $250
  • Comedy – $250
  • Tennessee Screenwriter – $250
  • Young Screenwriter – $250
Teleplay Categories and Awards
  • 30 Minute Pilot – $250
  • 60 Minute Pilot – $250
  • Winners and Runners-Up are awarded at NaFF. All finalists win two Gold All Festival Laminates valued at $798 and semi-finalists win one Silver All Festival Laminate, valued at $250.

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