Sara Antonio appeared as the lead actress in two short films - "Springtime in the Sorrowing Hole" and "The Window East" - premiering at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF). Celebrating its 46th year, NaFF is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival, and was named one of the top five film festivals in the United States by the Brooks Institute.
Springtime in the Sorrowing Hole
Director: Joe Hemphill
Set in Holland during the waning days of World War II, "Springtime" tells the story of a remorseful Dutch Armed Forces veteran who recalls his part in the country's campaign for vengeance during the last spring of the war. It was a cloudy May day in the Hollish countryside when he hunted down a woman on the run with her Nazi affiliated husband. As each haunting detail of the chase is revealed, the man realizes he can't escape the timeless consequences of being unforgiving.
The Window East
Director: Alexander Mattingly
The Window East is a World War II drama set in small town Nebraska, as two strangers, George and Susan, find each other among the chaos. With a potential invasion on the horizon, and the uncertainty of the future growing every day, the two find a glimpse of happiness in each other, and a chance to recapture the lives they lost, if only momentarily. In a few brief days, the two pick up the pieces of their lost dreams and regain a glimmer of hope for a better life after the war.
About Nashville Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF honors the diversity of the human vision by curating varied program segments and partnering with nearly 100 community organizations. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S. Each year NaFF attracts hundreds of filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, musicians, industry insiders, world media and over 40,000 film fans to celebrate with over 250 films from over 50 countries. A team of 500 volunteers make NaFF happen. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.