The Historic Franklin Theatre and Nashville Film Festival Collaborate For “Tennessee Short Film Showcase” by Local Filmmakers
An Intimate Evening of Film Screenings and Q&As taking place with Some of the Best Tenn. Filmmakers on June 17
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 13, 2023) — The Historic Franklin Theatre and Nashville Film Festival are proud to announce a special Tennessee Short Film Showcase at the Franklin Theatre on Saturday, June 17 at 7pm. The event will feature eight short films from Tennessee filmmakers including: Bury Me at Taylor Hollow directed by Orion Pahl; La Sirenadirected by Matteo Servente; Ten by Ten directed by Jami L. Bennett; Hermie directed by Jonathan Becker & Anthony Pitsilos; Champagne For One directed by Seth Iliff; Carthage House of Beauty directed by Allison Inman; A Family That Steals Dogs directed by John C Kelley and Porch Pirates directed by Zack Frost and Jeremy Frost.
Following the presentation of each of the curated selection of short films, attendees can attend a special Q&A session with attending filmmakers. Each of the films have also been featured as official selections of the Nashville Film Festival in recent years.
”We’re excited to partner with the Franklin Theatre to showcase some of our favorite local shorts from our recent festival seasons,” said NashFilm’s Programming Director Lauren Thelen. “It’s important to continually champion Tennessee based independent filmmakers by offering additional platforms for viewing and conversation throughout the year. This event is an amazing way for audiences and filmmakers to connect and celebrate the films that are being created here.”
“As always, we are excited to collaborate with our friends at the Nashville Film Festival,” said Franklin Theatre Managing Director Eric Dilts. “The Franklin Theatre has been a home to movies in Williamson County, Tennessee since the summer of 1937. Movies are our heritage, and it is an honor to be able to show movies produced, directed, and filmed in our home state of Tennessee.”
About Nashville Film Festival:
Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally recognized nonprofit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will host its 54th festival from September 28-October 4, 2023. For more information, visit www.nashfilm.org.
About Franklin Theatre:
Following a complete restoration by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County in 2011, the historic Franklin Theatre (Est. 1937), re-opened its doors as a state-of-the-art live music venue featuring performances by world-renowned artists. The theatre also honors its heritage by continuing to show movies. The Theatre’s mission is to provide world-class, diverse performing arts experiences to residents and visitors alike and to be a platform for local philanthropic engagement and education, all delivered with unparalleled guest service. For more information about The Franklin Theatre, visit www.franklintheatre.com.
About the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County:
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, PumpkinFest and Dickens of a Christmas bring an estimated 300,000+ locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year that creates a $8 million dollar economic impact annually. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, Downtown Franklin Association, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, and its newest entity: The History & Culture Center of Williamson County. For more information about the Heritage Foundation visit www.williamsonheritage.org.