Brian Gordon, one of the smartest festival programmers in the game, has announced via e-mail that he is leaving his post as the Artistic Director of the Nashville Film Festival. This seems to be effective immediately. Gordon developed a great reputation at the San Francisco Film Festival before that, where he ran the Golden Gate Awards competition for over a decade. No word yet, on whether or not he’s staying in Nashville. Hopefully he stays in the festival industry (even if it’s music festivals, which I know he wouldn’t mind), because his talents would be missed. I wish him the best of luck.