The Nashville Film Festival will celebrate its 50th annual event Oct. 3-12, 2019. The globally recognized festival presents 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 is widely-recognized as one of the fastest-growing festivals in the U.S. and has screened several Oscar® winning films including, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” “Curfew,” “Ida,” and “Bear Story.” Oscar nominated films previously featured at the festival include, “Last Men in Aleppo,” “Abacus: Too Small to Jail,” “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” “Dogtooth,” and “Ajami,” among many others. Celebrity honorees and participants have included Oprah Winfrey, Steven Tyler, Susan Sarandon, William H. Macy, Al Gore, Nicole Kidman, Danny Glover and many more. Additional information on the festival can be found at


POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.