7 days of screenings, parties, and more!
September 29 – October 5

The 53rd Nashville Film Festival, a week-long celebration of film, music and culture, will take place in person at Nashville’s premier arts venues with film screenings, industry panels and events, September 29 – October 5, 2022.

Live screenings will take place at the Belcourt Theatre, the Andrew Johnson Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Virgin Hotels Nashville and the historic Franklin Theatre. The Nashville Film Festival will present more than 150 film screenings, a selection of post-film Q&As and in-depth discussions with attending filmmakers. 

NashFilm will host events that highlight the many aspects of filmmaking, including: a Screenwriting Competition (September 30-October 6); a Music Supervisors Program (virtual panels, workshops and more, September 29-October 1); the Creators Conference (film industry panels and conversations, September 30 – October -2); and live music performances and new artist showcases throughout the week.

All events can be accessed with the VIP Badge and most events can be accessed by purchasing individual tickets in advance through the Nashville Film Festival website or on-site at each venue’s box office during the festival.

The Lawn – Virgin Hotels Nashville
Don’t forget to grab tickets to their Official 2022 Festival Parties!
Thursday, September 29 – 8 pm: Opening Night Party
ReTrace – 2000 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 

Sunday, October 2nd – 10:30 am: Centerpiece Reception
The Lawn at Virgin Hotels Nashville – 1 Music Square W, Nashville, TN – 2nd Floor

Wednesday, October 5th – 8 pm: Closing Night Party 
The Sock Room – Soho House – 500 Houston St, Nashville, TN 

Check out these 2022 NashFilm Special Presentations!

Sony Pictures Classics
Thurs. 9/29 6:30 PM Belcourt Theatre 
Directed by: Kathlyn Horan 
Cast: Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile
Trailblazing, hell-raising country music legend Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman in country music was supposed to behave. Decades after Tanya slipped from the spotlight, rising Americana music star Brandi Carlile takes it upon herself to write an entire album for her hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history. Taking stock of the past while remaining vitally alive in the present and keeping an eye on the future, The Return of Tanya Tucker is a rousing exploration of an unexpected friendship built on the joy of a perfectly timed creative collaboration.
Amazon Studios 
Tues. 10/4 8:30 PM Belcourt Theatre
Directed by: Nikyatu Jusu
Cast: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls
Aisha is an undocumented nanny working for a privileged couple in New York City. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent presence invades her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
IFC Films 
Sun. 10/2 8:30 PM
Franklin Theatre
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd
In the archaeological find of a century, the remains of King Richard III — presumed scattered over 500 years ago — were discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012. The search was spearheaded by amateur historian Philippa Langley, whose passion and unrelenting research were met with skepticism by the academic establishment. Directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, “A Very English Scandal”) and starring two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of WaterSpencer) as Langley, The Lost King is the inspiring true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and took on Britain’s most eminent historians, forcing them to rethink the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history. A tale of discovery, obsession, and stolen glory (both then and now), The Lost King is a magical adventure illuminated by one woman’s awakened sense of purpose.
Wed. 10/5 4:00 PM
Belcourt Theatre
Directed by: Charlotte Wells
Cast: Paul Mescal, Francesca Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film.