The Chattanooga Film Festival is a hot topic among both spectators and filmmakers. Scripts have been revised, shots redone, sets assembled and now, the wait is finally over. The official Chattanooga Film Fest website has been launched and is now accepting submissions of short and feature films from now until March 5.
Regional and local film enthusiasts will compete for premiere showings at this year’s festival. To the delight of student filmmakers, the submission fee will be lowered if proof of valid student identification can be provided.
“This festival is designed to showcase filmmakers at every level,” said Mara Tasker, director of programming. “Discovering the next generation of talent is a key pillar of the event.”
Feature films, short films, student feature films and student short films will all be considered for proper presentation and exposure. Each budding artist will get the opportunity to showcase his or her talent for the festival audiences.
“The festival team is extremely excited to get the submissions process opened up. We look forward to poring over every single film we receive,” said Chris Dortch, festival director.
The highly anticipated festival will take place over four days, with films being highlighted Apr. 3-6 at the Carmike Majestic Theater in downtown Chattanooga.
Submissions can be made at chattanoogafilmfest.com. All ticket, event and guideline information is also listed at the site.