February features several things. Rodent weather prediction. An abundance of pink sentimentality. Quadrennial calendar corrections. Mattress sales. But for the last five years, it’s also brought Chattanooga a different sort of news. February marks the beginnings of Chattanooga Film Festival announcements.
Since its inaugural edition in 2014, the Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) in Tennesse has developed into an essential destination on the U.S. regional film festival circuit. CFF's programming is defined by a carefully curated mix of arthouse, genre and documentary tiles along with a range of cool guests and unique special events.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 6, 2018) – The Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) is proud to announce opening night films ROCK STEADY ROW and SUMMER OF ’84, as well as its partnership with the Chattanooga Theatre Center (CTC) which will serve as hub of its 5th annual weekend of films, panels and workshops. This year’s CFF, slated for April 5 - 8, will also screen the world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary LIFE AFTER FLASH.
EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales and financing outfit AMP International has boarded global sales on Life After Flash, a documentary that chronicles the making of 1980 cult sci-fi pic, Flash Gordon. Directed by Lisa Downs, the film also explores the life of the savior of the universe himself, Sam J. Jones, and the aftermath of the clash the hot-headed young star had with producer Dino De Laurentiis. AMP will screen footage at the EFM in Berlin next month.
As February draws to a close, and winter appears to have passed Chattanooga by entirely, it’s time for a new dream of spring. The end of March promises not to go out like the traditional lamb as the Chattanooga Film Festival returns for its third year, bringing with it a cavalcade of new films, new guests, and new rumors.