Chattanooga State Community College is honored to host Chattanooga, Tennessee's first student film festival of this kind. If you are a current college or high school student in the greater Chattanooga area, we encourage you to submit your film here.

The Chattanooga State Film Festival will run from March 28-March 30, 2019, and it is free and open to anyone interested in attending. Events include: Thursday night's Global Film Series screening of the Turkish film Kedi (it's about cats), with free food from Kabob-ster, and a talk with local documentarian Bo Wheeler. Friday night's student film screening will take place at The Palace Theatre in downtown Chattanooga. Most importantly, Saturday night will feature a panel of speakers from the film industry, and award local high school and college students recognition and cash prizes in the categories listed below.

Hit the "Tickets" button at the top of the page to RSVP for the festival.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Short Film
· All narrative genres
· Less than 30 minutes in length
Short Documentary
· Nonfiction or docudrama
· Less than 30 minutes in length
Music Video

Special Awards:
· Young Filmmaker Award: Directed by filmmakers under 18 years of age.
· Chattanooga State Honor Award: Recognition of an outstanding work created by a current Chattanooga State Student.
· Audience Award: Voted on by the audience during the screening of student work on Friday March 29th.

All films must be submitted via the FilmFreeway website by February 14, 2019.
To qualify for submission this year, your film must have been finished between April 1st, 2018 and February 14, 2019.
Submissions will only be accepted from current high school and college students. (We define "local" as any colleges and high schools within approximately seventy five-miles of Chattanooga State's Main Campus.)
It only costs $5 to submit a film to the festival.
If you have additional questions about rules, terms, and submissions, please contact Sarah Page at sarah.page@chattanoogastate.edu.

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  • I am very thankful for their hospitality and willingness to take on my documentary. Keep up the good work!

    August 2018
  • BJ Faircloth

    It was a small festival. They had great awards for the size of the festival. I wish film makers were given a chance to network. I didn’t know who was a fellow film maker so I didn’t meet anyone. This was their first year so I think they did great for a first try. I will be back next year!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Yo BJ, thanks for the review.

    We are already talking about next year and one of the big things that we are wanting to do is make the festival a better networking opportunity for filmmakers! So, we be super open to an ideas you had on the subject!

    And we look forward to seeing you next year!