Nashville Film Festival

Everyday Yeti, the award-winning 48 Hour Film Project short film, has been selected to screen in the Tennessee First Shorts category at The Nashville Film Festival. The festival announced the 171 shorts films selected for competition from nearly 3,700 submissions.

Of the selected films 40 will make their World, North American or US Premieres. Winners in the Narrative, Animated and Documentary Shorts Competitions will qualify for consideration for the 2017 Academy Awards®, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Last year’s winner for Best Animated Short, Bear Story, went on to win the Academy Award®. This year’s winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Sunday April, 17th. The 47th Nashville Film Festival will take place April 14-23 at Regal Cinema Green Hills.

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Below is a list of all the Tennessee First Shorts screening at the festival:

Alexa To Exa/USA (Director: Exa Zim, Christian Marsh) – In her debut short film, Alexa Zminkowski asks: “What am I?” Not “Who am I?” Enter Exa Zim, who, in rejecting conventional ideas about sexual identity, offers insight into a very atypical existential crisis.
North American Premiere

Chaturanga/USA (Director: Shultz Juliette) – Lucien, a young monomaniac, is possessed by chess. When he has a crises, he sees the abyss divided in black and white squares: the playful world confines here the player in a parallel logic…
World Premiere

Epilogues/USA (Director: Justin Scott) – An intimate portrait of an elderly woman named Faith during the final moments of her life.
World Premiere

Everyday Yeti/USA (Director: Motke Dapp) – Tired of being invisible to most people all her life, a woman uses unorthodox methods to be seen

Gogurt/USA (Director: Hilary Bell) – With the help of her more experienced best friend, a teenage girl tries to make sense of how boring losing her virginity was.
World Premiere

Holstered/USA (Director: Michael Rolli) – Over the course of one night, two brothers who took opposite paths as adults,  attempt to come to terms with their violent, hard-drinking father’s recent death and the revelations that accompanied it.
World Premiere

Lift Like a Girl/USA (Director: Allie Sultan) – A 40-year-old mom in Tennessee redefines her ideas of beauty and strength through the sport of Olympic weightlifting.
Tennessee Premiere

Mr. Johnson’s Julius Caesar/USA (Director: Lesley Surdi) – A grieving widower finds solace by taking on his wife’s directing gig at the local teen theater.
World Premiere

Mr. Man/USA (Director: Haven Nutt) – A lonely 7-year-old girl makes friends with a ghostly figure she names Mr. Man. As she battles her own mind and whether Mr. Man is real or make believe, she becomes addicted to this sensational presence in her life.
Southeast US Premiere

Naiad/USA (Director: Trevor Krulcik) – A troubled woman confronts the melodic enigma inhabiting her backyard pool.
World Premiere

Radio Road/USA (Director: Warren Lewis Allen) – Four working class friends mourn the imminent end of the earth and the slow collapse of each other’s friendship.
World Premiere

Register/USA (Director: Faith McQuinn) – How do you deal with anger? Register is a visual poem about six people and the six different ways they deal with their anger.
US Premiere

The Saurus/USA (Director: Drew Maynard) – A man with a robust vocabulary must write a scornful letter to an old friend.
World Premiere

Tailypo/USA (Director: Cameron McCasland) – In this re-telling of the classic American folk tale, a reclusive man living in a cabin with his hungry hunting dog are stalked by a creature with sharp teeth, claws, and glowing yellow eyes after a blind shotgun blast severs the creatures tail.

Tennis Tips with Freddy Love/USA (Director: Aaron Muñoz) – Freddy Love is an overweight, chain smoking tennis pro straight out of the late 1970’s who offers unconventional tips for the everyday player.
World Premiere

Three Fingers/USA (Director: Paul D. Hart) – A young female Marine veteran navigates her disintegrating life until there is nothing left but to make a choice.
Tennessee Premiere

The Unbeliever/USA (Director: Will Morgan Holland) – Faced with immanent death, Teddy is forced to break free from an underground prison to save the love of his life and escape the cult that brought him there.
World Premiere

The Van/USA (Director: John McAmis) – An animated documentary about the love and loss of a 1992 Dodge van.
World Premiere

Visionary/USA (Director: Caroline Knight) – Visionary is a story about one East Tennessee woman who mastered living with total vision loss and how she has guided countless others through the same daunting journey.
World Premiere

When to End/USA (Director: Travis Slagle) – A sex phone operator finds herself in a surprising and heart-wrenching conversation with one of her regular customers.

Wildman/USA (Director: Zachary Wells, Timothy Graham) – In a post-apocalyptic world, one man struggles between keeping his humanity and doing what he must to survive.
World Premiere

 


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