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.

UPDATE: Chattanooga State is canceling all on-campus events until 4/1. Unfortunately, this includes all of our film festival events too. We will still be giving cash awards and certificates for your student film submissions though. Look for an email from us soon if you submitted a film. Thank you for your support. See you next year!

Cash 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 27th.

All films must be submitted via this FilmFreeway website by February 15, 2020.
To qualify for submission this year, your film must have been finished between February 15, 2019 and February 15, 2020.
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 costs $5 to submit a film to the festival.
If you have additional questions about rules, terms, and submissions, please contact Sarah Page at

Overall Rating
  • Chris Lee Holloway

    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
    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!