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Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by filmnashville


Short Films Announced for 2012 Nashville Film Festival Presented by Nissan..

“The Black Balloon” winner of the US Fiction Jury Prize in Short Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and “Swimsuit 46,” winner of the International Shorts Jury Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival are just two of the notable short films that will screen at the 43rd Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan, April 19-26, 2012, at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas. They join the “Perfect Fit,” a new work directed by celebrated actress Beth Grant and starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, to total 120 films from 26 countries playing the Festival.

NaFF is one of only 24 film festivals in the United States designated as an Academy Award- qualifying festival for short films, meaning that winners of the narrative and animation short competitions are automatically qualified for Academy Award consideration. The designation results in a high number of entries for the Festival, and this year broke all records with 2027 shorts submitted. Films may compete in more than one competition area, including those competing for the Vanderbilt Golden Opportunity Award for Best College Student Short.*

A complete list of animated, narrative and documentary shorts are available at:

Previously announced feature films in competition and non-competition categories are available at

Added feature films will be announced later this week.

Panels, jurors, music showcases and a complete schedule will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public on April 7.


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