Allow us to clear your confusion
WHEre and when DOES THE CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL HAPPEN?
This year’s festival is April 11 - 14 and will be held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre (400 River St,) and The Moxy Chattanooga (1220 King St). The Chattanooga Theatre Centre and The Moxy are 1.5 miles apart in downtown Chattanooga. Both have paid parking available on site. For those who don’t have a car, there are several options:
CARTA’s (free) electric shuttle
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WHERE DOES THE FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?
All 2018 screenings, panels and workshops will take place at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre in Downtown Chattanooga. You can find locations of special events and parties on our Schedule, Events and Locations pages.
We will have three screens at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre (CTC). They will all play a film at once; then there's a short period in-between the next block of films. All three theaters start their films at the same time. We will have a schedule that plainly lays out what film is playing in what theater, so you can see conflicting times across theaters.
Afterparties will be held in uniquely Chattanooga locales soon to be announced; All films will take place at the CTC is our only venue. The times, information and locations will be released when we release our final schedule a little closer to the festival but in the meantime we can absolutely tell you that the furthest venue away isn’t even a 7 minute drive from the CTC.
WHAT FILMS ARE YOU PLAYING?
Our 2019 lineup is announced in waves in early March leading up to the festival. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and Instagram to stay in the loop about this year’s selections. The press releases will be available in our Press section and the listings of films will be available on the Films section of this website as the waves are published.
WHEN WILL THE SCHEDULE BE RELEASED?
Our schedule is typically released two weeks prior to CFF so that attendees can plan and maximize their schedules while they are with us.
I WANT TO HELP. HOW DO I VOLUNTEER FOR CFF 2017?
If you're a hard-working, film-loving, people-first dynamo, please fill out the Volunteer form (and potentially see everything you want for free!).
WHY AREN’T YOU PLAYING ?
As the festival is only 4 days long, we have a limited number of slots for both shorts and features. Us not selecting a film has no bearing on the films quality or lack of quality - sometimes it comes down to practical things such as running time. Our selection process is thorough, and we aim to showcase the work of as many filmmakers as possible during our lean and mean four days.
HOW DO THE BADGES WORK? WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY?
A badge is a non-transferable credential worn by the badge holder that allows the bearer certain festival privileges:
This year we expanded our badge and ticketing options to include every budget and every level of fan. Whether you’re buying an individual ticket or our best-selling T.R.I.P. badge, we’ve got you covered. When deciding which badge to buy, keep in mind that theaters are loaded in according to group. Purchase badges here.
Theaters are seated in order by group.
Group A: Double Secret Deluxe, T.R.I.P., Student
Group B: Weekend Warrior, Daily Badges
Group C: The Dabbler, Individual Tickets
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY BADGE? DO I NEED TO PRINT MY TICKET OR CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
Badges are available at the CFF Box Office at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre beginning April 11, 2019. Printing isn’t necessary if you have a smartphone and a valid ID to show us upon pickup!
IS CFF FAMILY FRIENDLY?
CFF attempts to incorporate at least one (free) family screening every festival!
I’M COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN, WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
We’re doing something different this year and hosting many of our classes and workshops at our partner hotel The Moxy Chattanooga - which means if you act quickly and book your room (while they’re available), you’ll be sleeping above the CFF Headquarters!
HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE FESTIVAL?
Depart Airport Connector Rd toward Airport Rd
Bear right onto E Shepherd Rd
Take TN-153 South toward Chattanooga
Take I-75 South toward Chattanooga / Atlanta
At Exit 2, take I-24 West toward Birmingham / Chattanooga
At Exit 178, take US-27 North toward Downtown
Take the Manufacturers Rd exit toward Cherokee Blvd.
Turn right onto Manufacturers Rd
Turn right onto Cherokee Blvd
Continue straight onto Frazier Ave
Turn right onto Tremont St.
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is on your Left
Theaters are seated according to group, which is determined by your badge
All badge and ticket sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
Saving seats is not allowed.
All electronics must be turned off during screenings, panels and workshops.
No recording allowed at any time.
CFF reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
No late seating permitted.