Submissions for the fourth year of the Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) are now open.
All submissions should be received by December 19. In addition, there is an early bird deadline of December 5, and for those who aren’t quite finished with their film yet, CFF offers an extended deadline of January 10. Further details can be found on both submission websites.
During the closing ceremony, awards will be handed out for Best Feature, Best Short and an Audience Award. Best Feature winners will walk away with $1,000, plus 5.1 theatrical sound mixing for the film, donated by Awen Audio Design, and the filmmaker/filmmakers for Best Short will be awarded $500.
Chris Dortch II, lead programmer and executive director says, “Last year’s attendance was incredible and we feel that it’s a clear sign that things are on the right path as we continue trying to build an amazing and worthwhile film experience. That’s why we can’t rest on our laurels, pun totally intended, and why this year we have a moral imperative to make sure that our fourth year is our best year yet. Film is too important to let it slip through the cultural cracks especially now that things here in Chattanooga seem to be growing and changing so rapidly. The CFF team is ready to do all we can to make sure great cinema always has a place here.”
VIP Badges, which allows first in line access to all films, panels, parties and workshops, and Day Passes will go on sale November 1. As always, individual film and event tickets will also be available closer to the festival.
About the Chattanooga Film Festival:
The first ever Chattanooga Film Festival was held in 2013, and has been quickly making a name for itself among film-lovers, filmmakers and the film industry. The festival’s record-breaking third year, drew more than 10,500 people to its films, workshops and special events. CFF 2017 is set for April 6 – 9. As always, CFF is proudly continuing its mission to “Respect Cinema,” in hopes of increasing film exhibition, education and production in the state of Tennessee. For more information, visit facebook.com/ChattanoogaFilmFestival.