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 fan films and regionally-produced films 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 Regional Film (for films from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas)
Best Genre Films (for comedy, horror, and sci-fi/fantasy)
and Audience Choice (100% voted on by the attendees of Con Nooga!)

All winners will receive award laurels and credit on our official IMDb page.


All films must be in English, or otherwise be fully subtitled in English.

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.
**DO NOT e-mail us asking for a fee waiver. You will be blocked and added to the blacklist**

Once a film has been accepted, it cannot be withdrawn from competition.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 policies, and grants Con Nooga full authorization to use the submitted film for any/all screening and promotional purposes up to and during the event for the year it was submitted. Con Nooga reserves the right to reject any film for any reason, as well as screen or not screen any submitted film for any reason. Schedule subject to change. Selection and awards are chosen by the convention committee and their decisions are final. Accepted filmmakers MUST provide their own travel/lodging for the event, should they wish to attend. Con Nooga does not provide any travel or lodging accommodations. Con Nooga will not pay any screening fees for any film under any circumstances. Con Nooga reserves the right to remove (or even ban, if necessary) anyone for violations of any rules at any time. Full convention rules/policies can be found on the official Con Nooga website.

Overall Rating
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" was officially selected which is a great encouragement for us.

    May 2021
  • Bharath Bhushan Nethi

    Thanks a lot for selecting Deep Inside for the Annumal Con Nooga Film Festival.
    Looking forward to work with you in the future.

    February 2021
  • Thank you for the Official Selection of my comedy script/screenplay Breakfast

    February 2021
  • Jerry Keys

    Many thanks for selecting my little short "ARTIFACTS"! Sometimes we make films for specific local events that have restrictions but I always try to to make that film with broad appeal. Getting it recognized really makes the effort worthwhile.

    March 2020
  • Although we were unable to attend the event, the communication was great - they let us know straight away when our film, Living in Crime Alley, won Best Fan Film at the festival! Thea audience themselves even messaged out to us sharing there thoughts on the film. Thank you once again for having our film play at the festival!

    March 2020