Motion Pictures Students, Graduates Find Success at Nashville Film Festival

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Eight current students and recent alumni from Belmont’s Motion Pictures Department recently participated in the Nashville Film Festival. In fact, Ethan Ron, a 2019 graduate, won the award for “Best Tennessee Feature” at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest for his spec script, Rum Runners,

“This is an honor I share with the entire Belmont MOT program, both students and faculty, as the winning script was written during my Screenwriting II course taught by [Jeff Phillips] back in Spring 2018,” Ron said. “I’m excited to share this victory with you and hope that more students get to participate in this awesome contest in the future.”

Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures Jeff Phillips also wrote the short film, “Every 2 minutes,” which was screened at the festival. In addition, seven other students and alumni had films screened at the festival in the NextGen Program and Tennessee Shorts categories:

In God’s Image by Madison Bishop (alumna)
Wolves of Walter E. Middle by Brenna (Adams) Emery (alumna)
Above Ground, Below Ground (Au-dessus du sol—sous terre) by Cole Marvin (current student)
Dalia by Alexa Campbell (alumna)
Hit by Cars by Riley Wymer (alum)
Two Thousand Dollar Friend by Wil Kelly (alum)
Seeds by Ryan Harrelson (alumna)