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Film School Screens 20 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)

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Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs … (more)


Film School Partners with Nashville Film Festival for ‘Best Of’ Showcase April 17

March 12, 2015

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)

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Film School Invites Local Talent to Audition on February 7 for Spring Productions

February 1, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2015 student film projects on Saturday, February 7, at the Watkins campus in MetroCenter. Directors of approximately 20 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under … (more)