• Dallas International Film Festival - Dallas, Texas - April 9-19, 2015 WORLD PREMIERE (Shared with NaFF)
    • Winner – Special Jury Award for Cinematography
  • Nashville Film Festival - Nashville, Tennessee - April 16-25, 2015 WORLD PREMIERE (Shared with DIFF)
  • Sidewalk Film Festival - Birmingham, Alabama - August 27-30, 2015
  • Knoxville Film Festival - Knoxville, Tennessee - September 17-20, 2015
    • Winner -- Jury Award for Narrative Feature
  • FilmSlang - Lexington, Kentucky - October 10, 2015
  • IndieMemphis - Memphis, Tennessee - November 3-10, 2015
    • Winner – Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award & Best Poster Design
  • Virginia Film Festival - Charlottesville, Virginia - November 5-8, 2015
    • Winner – Programmer's Award for Best Narrative Feature
  • Columbus International Film and Video Festival - November 5-14, 2015
  • Micro-Wave Cinema Series - Madison, Wisconsin - February 21, 2016
  • Grandin Theatre Filmmaker Showcase -  Roanoke, Virginia - March 21, 2016
  • Sarasota Film Festival - Sarasota, Florida - April 1-10, 2016
    • Winner – Independent Visions Award - Outstanding Performance - Frank Mosley
  • Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg - Oldenburg, Germany - September 14-18, 2016
  • South Arts Southern Circuit Tour 2016-17 - Various Locations - March 23-31, 2017



“An immense film whose ideas and images resonate long after it's been watched, Some Beasts announces Nelson as a significant, uncompromising new voice in American independent cinema, taking on national obsessions fearlessly and finding something new to say about a subject that has obsessed so many film-makers recently.”

 —Graham Williamson, Vérité Film Magazine


"A masterpiece of organic imagery, passionate performances and deeply felt grace …Cameron Nelson has given us a thing a beauty, a pure form of the medium. There is not another film like this in the world, and no other voice like Nelson’s.”

—Rachel Gibson Shepherd, Truth on Cinema

“A must-see…Some Beasts reminds me of early David Gordon Green films… lost and deeply flawed characters living in a hole-in-the-wall location most of the world has forgotten about.”

—Chase Whale, Dallas Observer

"...Regional films with this sort of depth and artistry are a welcome addition to the canon of American independent cinema, and in a culture where everything is in danger of being co-opted, sorely needed."

—Michael McWay, Hammer to Nail

"A realistic look at the life of a modern-day organic farmer including all its beauty as well as its many tribulations…Some Beasts cinematically showcases the breathtaking landscape of rural America...the land itself becomes as much a character as the people who inhabit it."

—Jessica Tomberlin, Dallas CultureMap

"Some Beasts has a spirit and heartbeat that make it very special…Mosley gives an award worthy performance.”

—Matt Mungle, The Mungle on Movies