Lookout Wild Film Festival Seeking Best Of Outdoor Films

Monday, February 4, 2013
"Shapeshifter" by Forge Motion Pictures
"Shapeshifter" by Forge Motion Pictures
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
"Why We Climb" by filmmaker Chris Cresci

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