Chattanooga Film Festival Teases 2019 Events

Chattanooga Film Festival Teases 2019 Events

With just over two months until the Chattanooga Film Festival’s sixth installment, organizers have got some cat filled bags and are hankering to let a few of those cats out.

First up, the triumphant return of EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. Every time they come to Chattanooga their show has sold out and folks have had to be turned away. Get ready to laugh, cry and stare directly into the abyss only to realize “OH SNAP, it’s staring back and it feels kinda nice.”

Chattanooga Film Festival 2019: 5 Lucky Badgeholders Get to Have Dinner With Joe Bob Briggs!

Chattanooga Film Festival 2019: 5 Lucky Badgeholders Get to Have Dinner With Joe Bob Briggs!

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Film Festival is roaring back in 2019 with plans for some incredible titles as well as exciting events. The fest, which will run April 11 through 14, has been hailed as one of the 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World for 2019 by Moviemaker Magazine, so you know this is one destination that should be on your list!

CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW BADGES FOR 2019

CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW BADGES FOR 2019

The Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) is proud to announce the brand-new Double Secret Deluxe Badge, featuring an exclusive dinner with horror historian and beloved critic Joe Bob Briggs (The Last Drive-In, Shudder). With only five Double Secret Deluxe Badges available, they are as rare as a baby unicorn and just as magical.

In addition to the new Double Secret Deluxe Badge, CFF has reworked their badges to ensure that all attendees have the best guest experience possible no matter their budget or availability to attend the festival, which was recently ranked one of the 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World for 2019 by Moviemaker Magazine.

MovieMaker’s 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World in 2019

MovieMaker’s 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World in 2019

2014, the Chattanooga Film Festival has rapidly developed a solid rep as a back-to-basics exhibition of noteworthy cinema. On the genre circuit, it has become a key destination for Southern fans in search of the best fear fare, shown in both its main CFFeatures and MES After Hours categories. It treats aspiring auteur attendees right, as well: “Chattanooga is a moviemaker’s festival,” says a panelist.

The Chattanooga Film Festival Returns with the 8th Edition of the Frightening Ass Film Fest

The Chattanooga Film Festival Returns with the  8th Edition of the Frightening Ass Film Fest

Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 16, 2018) - The 8th year of Chattanooga’s only celebration of cinematic spookery returns from its unholy slumber to fuel your nightmares and offer up a few tricks and treats. The Frightening Ass Film Fest (FAFF) has traditionally taken place over the course of one day, festival organizers have now partnered with First Draft Theater to host a weekend long event, scheduled for Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.  As in years prior, the festival will include both short and feature length horror films ranging from brand spanking new to carefully curated cult classics, along with some new and fun events in between.

Chattanooga Film Festival 2018 Recap

Chattanooga Film Festival 2018 Recap

The 2018 Chattanooga Film Festival wrapped up earlier this month, closing out its fifth year of celebrating film, filmmakers and film fans.

At the Awardspocalypse Now event, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID from director Issa López took him the Best Feature Award. This year’s Audience Award went to ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, directed by Rebekah McKendry and David Ian McKendry.

Watch an exclusive clip from Flash Gordon script reading with star Sam Jones

Watch an exclusive clip from Flash Gordon script reading with star Sam Jones

Last weekend’s Chattanooga Film Festival saw the world premiere of director Lisa Downs and producer Ashley Pugh’s documentary Life After Flash, about actor Sam J. Jones, who played the titular hero in the 1980 science fiction extravaganza, Flash Gordon (see image of Jones, Downs, and Pugh, below). To mark the occasion, Jones took part in a live reading of the movie’s script, which was notable for a couple of reasons. It was the first time an audience heard him perform the role — many of Jones’ lines were overdubbed by another actor in the finished movie — and the event also boasted a supporting cast of genre notables such as Jeremy Gardner (actor-director, The Battery), C. Robert Cargill (cowriter, Doctor Strange), Jenn Wexler (director, The Ranger), Graham Skipper (director, Sequence Break), Matt Mercer (actor, Beyond the Gates), Izzy Lee (director, Rites of Vengeance), and Morgan Peter Brown (actor, Contracted: Phase II, All the Creatures Were Stirring).

‘The Battery’ Director Returning With Monster Movie ‘Something Else’

‘The Battery’ Director Returning With Monster Movie ‘Something Else’

Some hot news out of the ongoing Chattanooga Film Festival as indie filmmaker Jeremy Gardner has made the surprise announcement that he’ll be returning to the director’s chair with Something Else. He’ll be co-directing with longtime collaborator Christian Stella, who was DP on The Battery and co-director on the duos Tex Montana Will Survive!, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively add.