Nashville Area Film & Television Resources

Looking to make a film in Nashville? Here are some resources to help you get started!


An organization for creators of feature films, documentaries, television movies, television series, short and experimental works to find professional personnel, products, services, locations and everything else related to the creation of motion picture works of any type and length.  FilmNashville also plans to provide information valuable to independent filmmakers; a means for collaborators to network; outlines for business plans; data regarding execs at studios, networks, and distributors.

Nashville Film Festival

Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, NashFilm was originally known as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Nearly 20 years later it was renamed as the Nashville Independent Film Festival and, later, the Nashville Film Festival in 2003. It was voted one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today. Brooks Institute named it one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S.

Tennessee Film Commission

Tennessee has nine annual film festivals, a quarter of the nation’s music publishers, and a growing workforce that produced 2,600 films, music and entertainment college graduates in 2012 alone.  Unlike other, isolated entertainment hubs throughout the country, Tennessee’s history of storytelling draws from every corner of the state. From Bristol to Knoxville and Nashville to Memphis, Tennessee’s film, music, and entertainment industry stand rooted in its founding legends. Whether you’re reaching back or looking forward, you’ll find a culture of music and entertainment that spans every medium and every genre.