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Nashville Film Festival Announce Southwest Airlines Audience Awards

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) 2015 announced the Southwest Airlines Audience Awards for the 46th Award Winners.
 
“It’s been an incredible year,” said Brian Owens, Nashville Film Festival Artistic Director.  “The feedback on almost all films was positive and we enjoyed larger than ever audiences that continued to grow throughout the week. People were talking about these films in person and on social media. We are so proud to have presented them.  Personally, I’ll never forget this program of films.”
 
Southwest Airlines Audience Award Overall Winner
In My Father’s House, Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg, scored 4.99 out of 5
 
Southwest Airlines Audience Award Winners
Narrative Competition – Eadweard, Kyle Rideout, director
Documentary Competition – In My Father’s House, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, directors
Special Presentations  – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director
Spectrum – The Waiting Country Woman, Li Yangiu, director
Music Films/Music City – Revival: The Sam Bush Story, Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin
Tennessee First – Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, Rick Goldsmith, director
New Directors Competition – The Challenger, Kent Moran, director
Graveyard Shift – They Look Like People, Perry Blackshear, director
 
Southwest Airlines Audience Awards  - Documentaries – Top Five
1. In My Father’s House, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, directors
2. Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, Rick Goldsmith, director
3. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young, Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane, directors
4. Revival: The Sam Bush Story, Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin, directors
5. Imba Means Sing, Danielle Bernstein, director
 
Southwest Airlines Audience Awards -  Narratives – Top Five
1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director
1. The Challenger, Kent Moran, director
3. Love & Mercy, Bill Pohlad, director
4. Ain’t It Nowhere, Scott Murphy, director
5. I’ll See You in My Dreams, Brett Haley, director
 
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, presented by Nissan North America, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF honors the diversity of the human vision by curating varied program segments and partnering with nearly 100 community organizations. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S.  Each year NaFF attracts hundreds of filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, musicians, industry insiders, world media and over 40,000 film fans to celebrate with over 250 films from over 50 countries. A team of 500 volunteers make NaFF happen. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalMovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.