Film School chair Richard Gershman (center) with alumni Bill Cornelius and Zac Adams

Alumni Filmmakers Tell “Hear Me Now” Story in Bullying Documentary

February 11, 2016

It’s always good to come home! Watkins welcomed Film School alumni Bill Cornelius (’05) and Zac Adams (’00) to the Watkins Theater for a special screening of Hear Me Now, a documentary about school bullying. The 52-minute film is the culmination of a five-year project by writer/director/producer Cornelius through his company Halangarde Pictures; co-producers were … (more)


Film School’s Spring 2016 Auditions Set for February 6

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2016 student film projects on Saturday, February 6, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately a dozen productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made … (more)

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Film School’s Fall 2015 Winners Announced

December 8, 2015

Congratulations to these winners from the Film School’s Fall 2015 screenings!   Production One Jen Hartsel Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture for Into the Darkness Ashlee Flint Best Cinematographer for Into the Darkness Cobi Noblin Best Sound Design and Best Use of Music and Score for his film Folly of Man Andrew Furris Best … (more)

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Film School Screens Fall 2015 Projects December 7-9

November 24, 2015

The Film School presents its Fall 2015 final projects from December 7-9 in the Watkins Theater, with more than 20 narrative and experimental projects from four production classes. The screenings are free and the public is invited.  Parking is free in the campus lot. Watkins Fall 2015 Student Screenings Monday, December 7, starting at 7 p.m. = Production One, with 6 films (90 … (more)


Tournées Film Festival Debuts at Watkins October 15

October 5, 2015

Watkins has been selected as a participant in the 20th edition of Tournées Film Festival, offering a wide variety of films, from the popular to the experimental, that represent the best of French cinema distributed in the U.S. A showcase of established and emerging talents, the Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, … (more)

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‘Beyond Classification’ Concludes September 24 with Co-curator Greg Pond

September 24, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is pleased to bring to Nashville the group exhibition Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, September 3-24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, … (more)

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Lights, Camera, Auditions! Film School’s Casting Call is September 12

August 30, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student film projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages; union and non-union welcome (because student films … (more)

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Nashville Japanese Film Festival Returns to Watkins Aug. 28-30 with 7-Film Lineup

August 25, 2015

From horror to anime to documentaries, Japanese film is known for its inventive storylines and beautiful cinematography, and the second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival (NJaFF), running August 28-30 at Watkins, will indeed showcase a wide range of Japanese storytelling. The seven offerings (all with English subtitles) range from a documentary on the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki to … (more)

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Watkins Visiting Artists Series Concludes May 1 with Artist/Activist Ashley Hunt

April 22, 2015

The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned with questions of institutional power—will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Friday, May 1, as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. The presentation, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Watkins Theater, is free and the … (more)


Mati Hays and Blake Holland Take ‘Victory Laps’ at WAG’s May 2 show

April 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Victory Laps, an exhibition by Watkins students Mati Hays and Blake Holland, at its downtown gallery WAG during the May 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Victory Laps – integrating sculpture, photography, and video – examines anxieties about youth. While Mati (a Fine Art sophomore) … (more)