Chattanooga Film Festival Partners With Chattanooga Whiskey To Launch #RespectCinema

Thursday, March 06, 2014
CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH CHATTANOOGA WHISKEY CO. TO LAUNCH #RESPECTCINEMA FILMMAKING CHALLENGE
CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH CHATTANOOGA WHISKEY CO. TO LAUNCH #RESPECTCINEMA FILMMAKING CHALLENG
For detailed contest rules, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com/respectcinema. For questions, please email info@chattanoogafilmfest.com.
For the latest developments on event and film programming, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com, like Chattanooga Film Festival on Facebook or follow @chattfilmfest on Twitter.   

The Chattanooga Film Festival and Chattanooga Whiskey Co. are launching a #RespectCinema Filmmaking Challenge on Facebook Thursday. CFF and CWCo. are requesting 10-30 second videos addressing why moviegoers should not text in movies. 

The short films should convey ‘No Texting at CFF’ theme, include the hashtag #RespectCinema and be uploaded to YouTube and shared on the Chattanooga Film Festival Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaFilmFestival

Outside of the CFF screenings, festival attendees are encouraged to use their smartphones to post about the films, educational panels, social events and overall CFF experience on all social media platforms.

CFF Festival Director Chris Dortch provides details on the contest in this Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R6EzT3atLI

“Texting at the movies really takes away from the cinematic experience,” said Chris Dortch, CFF Festival director. “We firmly believe in respecting film and will uphold a no texting policy at CFF screenings. That said we want people to have a lot of fun at CFF so this was another way for us to not only involve filmmakers but keep something we think is serious a bit more on the lighthearted side.” 

The winning short film will be premiered at CFF April 3-6.

"We are very excited about the Chattanooga Film Festival and all that they will be bringing to our city," said Ashley Danford, brand manager at Chattanooga Whiskey Co. and the Tennessee Stillhouse. "We loved the idea of partnering with them on the #RespectCinema Challenge; it’s a great way to get more people involved in the festival and a chance for filmmakers and Whiskey Friend’s alike to create fun, short videos on the complete terror of texting while at the Chattanooga Film Festival."

For detailed contest rules, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com/respectcinema. For questions, please emailinfo@chattanoogafilmfest.com

For the latest developments on event and film programming, visit   www.chattanoogafilmfest.com, like Chattanooga Film Festival on Facebook or follow @chattfilmfest on Twitter.


For detailed contest rules, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com/respectcinema. For questions, please email info@chattanoogafilmfest.com.
For the latest developments on event and film programming, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com, like Chattanooga Film Festival on Facebook or follow @chattfilmfest on Twitter.

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