Belmont Graduates Receive Six Awards After Nashville Film Project

Caroline Pace and Cooper Smith on set for filming
From Left to Right: Caroline Pace and Cooper Smith on set for filming

Caroline Pace and Cooper Smith, two Belmont Motion Pictures graduates, recently competed in the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. Pace won Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design and Cooper won Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Actor. In total, the two received 15 nominations and won six awards, including Best Directing, Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack/Score and Best in Genre. 

The film will screen at this year’s Nashville Film Festival and is also set to compete in the global “filmapalooza” challenge. Pace and Smith drew the category soap opera/telenovela and were presented with a required line of dialogue, character and prop that had to be tied into the film. For the project, each entry was conceptualized and finished within 48 hours. The top ten films of this competition will be screened at Festival de Cannes.