Con Nooga is Chattanooga's ONLY multi-fandom convention spanning: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Anime/Manga, Paranormal, Literature, Comics, Gaming, Music, Movies, and so much more! For over a decade, Con Nooga has been the premier fandom event in Chattanooga, and Tennessee's largest three-day convention! Every year, we host the Con Nooga Film Festival, showcasing the contributions of independent filmmakers from all over the world, with a strong emphasis on sci-fi/fantasy, horror, comedy, and more with special awards categories for regionally-produced films from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas across three days of the convention!
Join us for three days of films, fandom, and fun at Con Nooga!
Awards will be given to multiple categories, including (but not limited to):
Best in Show (our grand prize for the best overall film submitted)
Best Fan Film
Best International (for films from outside the US)
Best Regional (for films from TN, AL, GA, NC, and SC)
and Viewers' Choice (100% voted on by the attendees of Con Nooga!)
All winners will receive award laurels, a printed award certificate, and a complimentary three-day VIP admission to Con Nooga, with the winners of "Best Regional Film" and "Best in Show" also receiving custom engraved trophies and complimentary three-day VIP admission to the following year's event
SHORT FILMS = 21 MIN. OR LESS. / FEATURE FILMS = 22 MIN. OR MORE.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR ENGLISH SUBTITLES ONLY.
All films must be in English, or otherwise be fully subtitled in English.
NO FEE WAIVERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
We purposely keep our submission fees low so that anyone, on any budget can afford to participate. We do not offer any fee waivers as this is unfair to those who paid the fees. Filmmakers from countries not allowed to send money to the United States need not apply.
NO REFUNDS. NO RETURNS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Once a film has been accepted, it cannot be withdrawn from competition. No refunds of any submission fees will be refunded for any reason, and no submitted materials will be returned for any reason. No exceptions.
Submission to the Con Nooga Film Festival will be considered to be an acknowledgement of and agreement to all convention and film festival rules, and grants Con Nooga full authorization to use the submitted film for any/all screening and promotional purposes during the event. Con Nooga reserves the right to reject any film for any reason. Selection and awards are chosen by the convention committee and their decisions are final.