The 2020 edition of Nashville Film Festival, held virtually from 1st to 7th October 2020 for the 51st edition, has ended and winners have been announced.

NFF is Academy Award Qualifier with the prizes Best Animated Short, Best Live Action Short, Grand Jury Prize Documentary Short.

Short film winners

Best narrative short
Sticker by Georgi M. Unkovski (Macedonia)

Best documentary short
The Heart Still Hums by Savanah Leaf, Taylor Russell (USA)

Best animated short
Crunch by Liukaidi Peng (USA)

Best experimental short
Dye-Red by Vittoria Campaner (USA)

Best Graveyard Shift Short
Weekend by Ario Motevaghe (Iran)

Best Tennessee Short
Bury me at Taylor Hollow by Orion and Rebekah Pahl (USA)

Best Tennessee Student Short
Cat burglar by Tyler Aldridge, Ngoc Chi Nguyen, and Virginia Lake Petty (USA)

NextGen Junior Division
Best Seat in the House by Lily Gibbons (USA)

NextGen Senior Division
Rio by Zhenia Kazankina (Russia)

Audience Awards

Narrative short
Lodestar by Max Clark (USA)

Animated short
Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson (USA)

Experimental narrative short
Waters of March by Chase Johnson (USA)

Documentary short
The Seeker by Lance Edmands (USA)

Graveyard shift short
Next time by Talia Shea Levin (USA)

NextGen
Referral by Annabella Schnabel (Hungary)

Tennessee Short
Bury me at Taylor Hollow by Orion and Rebekah Pahl (USA)