Nashville Independent Film Festival: Wednesday, June 05 - Sunday, June 09, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee USA. Entry Deadline: Friday, February 01, 2002. The Nashville Independent Film Festival proudly announces its 33rd annual competition for independent and student film/video artists. The 2002 Festival, held June 5-9, 2002, will showcase the best in independent features, shorts, documentaries, animation, experimental and works by young filmmakers. Also, NIFF features workshops, panel discussions, vendor and product expo, and guest appearances by nationally recognized film and video artists. First prize in the Short Film and Animation categories qualifies the winning film for Academy Award consideration. Dreammaker Award to top 35mm feature film (one week run in a Los Angeles theater, qualifies film for Academy Award consideration). Cash prizes will be awarded to works selected by the festival judges. Workshops and panel discussions will take place during the festival. Past workshop/panel participants include D.A. Pennebaker (filmmaker), Olympia Dukakis, (actress), Kevin Keller, (Sr. Film Buyer, Regal Cinemas), Tom Bertino (Industrial Light and Magic), Jay Francis (Film Roman), Wayne Wooten (Pixar), T-Bone Burnette, (music producer), Margaret Drain (producer, The American Experience). For information write or call the NIFF office. The Early deadline for entries must be postmarked by Friday, DECEMBER 21, 2001. The FINAL DEADLINE for all entries must be postmarked by Friday, FEBRUARY 1, 2002. Entry fees range from $10-$50 depending on length For more information, contact: Kelly Brownlee at Nashville Independent Film Festival, Box 24330, Nashville, Tennessee 37202, USA; Tel.: 615-742-2500; Fax: 615-742-1004; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://www.nashvillefilmfestival.org.