Festival Events

Free CFF Tattoo by Main Line Ink

Tags: Free, Friday, Saturday

Free CFF Tattoo by Main Line Ink

Friday 3p-5p & Saturday 12p-2p swing by the booth outside the theater to get a FREE CFF FLASH tattoo!!

Main Line Ink will be tattooing at the Chattanooga Film Festival!!!
Book your MOVIE TATTOOS at MainLineTattoo.com!

Thank you to the folks at Main Line Tattoo:
Danny Siviter
Jennifer Edge
Lunn Buckner
Josh Hansen
Kitty Konniption
Anier Fernandez


Ladie's Night Showcase

Tags: Saturday

Ladie's Night Showcase

Saturday  6:45-7:45 pm at The Palace Picture House

Ladie’s Night is a sketch comedy group consisting of three members: Brian, Zach, and Joel, who write, produce, direct, and edits all of their own silly and absurd content. They have been featured in the Chattanooga Film Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Skull Fest, as well as the 69 Hour Film Fest, where they produced ads for the festival's sponsor: Terrapin Beer.

Profiles about them have appeared in Creative Loafing, Technique, Nooga.com, and on the NPR affiliate: WUTC. They have featured stand-up comics such as James Adomian, TJ Miller, Eddie Pepitone, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Ryan Singer.

In two years, the group has self produced more than 100 sketches, all of which are shown at the Village Theatre during a self-run, monthly live show that consistently sells out a 130-plus seat venue. Come watch as they play their original sketches and feature stand up from them and their friends!

 $11 or Free with Badge.

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I'm OK, You're Karaoke: Opening Night After Party

Tags: Free, Party!, Thursday

I'm OK, You're Karaoke: Opening Night After Party

Thursday 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Presented by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Who knew that so many of our CFF staff, volunteers and guests could belt out tunes with the best of them? We made this discovery last year at Puckett’s, and one of our favorite downtown eateries is once again hosting what has quickly become a CFF tradition.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public


So You Want to be a Producer, eh? Snowfort Speaks

So You Want to be a Producer, eh? Snowfort Speaks

Saturday 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. at The Palace Picture House

Snowfort Pictures' class on indie film producing will cover everything from how to pick projects and make sure they stand out in the marketplace to the nuts and bolts of putting together a project no matter what the budget. Be prepared to ask questions and interact in this town hall of madness.

$5 or Free with Badge.


More Than Words: Physical Performance

More Than Words: Physical Performance

Saturday  3:10-4:50 p.m. at The Palace Picture House

Lauren T. Mack and Charlotte Pines, co-founders of Halfstache Productions and creators of the web series Cat Planet, which debuted at CFF in 2016, explore the ways artists use non-linguistic performance to develop and tell their stories. Inspired in part by this year’s CFF selection Lost In Paris, this workshop draws on traditions of commedia dell’arte, corporeal mime, and clown. Attendees will learn that saying I love you is not the words I want to hear from you. Wear clothes you can move in.

$5 or Free with Badge.

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Navigating the Festival Circuit

Navigating the Festival Circuit

Saturday  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The Palace Picture House

Making movies is fun. Figuring out how to deal with film festivals can be a chore. Where do you submit? Where do you premiere? How long do you stay on the circuit? Does it even make a difference? This class, taught by filmmaker Billy Ray Brewton (Show Yourself, which played at CFF 2016), covers the basics of navigating the film festival circuit, including tricks of the trade and tips on how to maximize your festival journey.

$5 or Free with a Badge.

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Autopsy of a Scene: Every Tiny Step and Misstep We've Taken, From Script to Screen

Autopsy of a Scene: Every Tiny Step and Misstep We've Taken, From Script to Screen

Saturday  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at The Palace Picture House

In this workshop, CFF faves Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (Spring) are going to run the gamut, from first and final drafts of scripts, assembly edits, rough edits, temp and final sound, etc. on through to the final product.

$5 or Free with a Badge.

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Concept Stage: Setting the Conditions for Success

Concept Stage: Setting the Conditions for Success

Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Palace Picture House

As head of development for Company X / SpectreVision, Daniel Noah sees his job as ensuring that all of the most basic choices made about each project are setting the conditions for them to succeed—everything from locking into most emotionally charged story dynamics to anticipating the needs and realities of the market. Daniel will work with a group of volunteers to vet original story concepts and explore ways in which elemental choices can set conditions for the best chances of success.

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Squadcast Live

Squadcast Live

Sunday 1:00-2:15 p.m. in Auditorium 4

If you left our Monster Squad screening and still find yourself endlessly humming "Rock Until You Drop," stars Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert have a little something else in store for you. They also co-host a popular TV and film podcast, and they’ll record it live at CFF. The podcast is described on Gower’s website as “An irreverent, insider look at film and TV (and its industry) from a couple of former child stars (and their guests). Unedited, uncensored and unapologetic.”

$11 or Free with a Badge.


Movie Crypt Podcast

Movie Crypt Podcast

Saturday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium 4

Joe Lynch and Adam Green are indie film heroes as far as we’re concerned. They've risked life, limb and personal sanity to get their projects made, and are about as inspiring a duo as any aspiring filmmaker could ever meet. The popular Movie Crypt podcast regularly features some of the most candid, no-bullshit conversations on the realities of the film business as you'll find anywhere, but for all the struggles of being a working filmmaker, these two dudes never once forget the first commandment: RESPECT CINEMA. They’ll record the latest edition of their podcast at CFF.

$11 or Free with a Badge.

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