Nashville Film Festival website function goes all the way to eleven
I served on the Nashville Film Festival Board of Directors from 2006-2009. YouTube was brand new, we were all still learning not to TYPE IN CAPS in our emails. I was hanging out on Prodigy (GXWd91A) instead of AOL, like a cool kid.
The Nashville Film Festival is proud to bring the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit expressed through the art of film. In year-round programs, NaFF helps build a more informed, collaborative and alive community.
Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, NaFF was originally known as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Nearly 20 years later it was renamed as the Nashville Independent Film Festival and, later, the Nashville Film Festival in 2003. It was voted one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today. Brooks Institute named it one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S.
But the website... the website has always been a challenge. It got better every year, but it was frustrating to really find the films, the screen times and the information on a user friendly template.
This year, I took a deep breath and opened the website ready with pen, paper, highlighters and my iCal open ready to "figure it out".
I was so happy to see this amazing grid!
The folks at Cabedge have completely recreated the UX on the NaFF site. It works. By completing the interface with Agile Tickets the ability to find, discover, plan and execute tickets has caught up to 2013. The Facebook share application is easy (although I wish it was there for Twitter and G+ too)
Cabedge states on their website: "Our graphic designers hold to a key philosophy: Art is meant to be viewed, whereas Design is meant to be used. This belief guides all of their work when producing the design of websites and applications."
Nothing better demonstrates this than the current Nashville Film Festival website. Now, where's the popcorn?