Board members of the Lookout Wild Film Festival are looking for the best outdoor, adventure and conservation films around the world to bring to Chattanooga this March.
Filmmakers have until Feb. 10 to submit films to the festival, which is presented by Get Out Chattanooga magazine and scheduled for March 22-24 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Filmmakers from at least eight countries including New Zealand, Austria and Argentina have already entered their films in the festival. “So far our screening team has been from Tennessee mountaintops to Norwegian fjords, from above the clouds to the bottom of the ocean,” said festival director Andy Johns. “We’re really looking forward to bringing the best of these films to Chattanooga.”
The submissions show a variety of topics matching the festival’s mission of showcasing wild places and the people they inspire. This includes rock climbing, climate change, whitewater paddling, polar exploration and hang gliding. Final selections will be announced on March 1.
The Lookout Wild Film Festival is a brand new film festival, created to showcase wild places and filmmaking in the Southeast.
“We think the festival is at the intersection of a number of efforts gaining momentum in Chattanooga,” said festival director Andy Johns. “The region is trying to bring in film projects as well as promote outdoor tourism and sustainability. The Lookout Wild Film Festival is where those ideas come together on screen.”
"Why We Climb" by filmmaker Chris Cresci