Lookout Wild Film Festival Returns To Chattanooga For Its 7th Annual Event

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Lookout Wild Film Festival, presented by Spectruss, announces its 7th annual four-day film festival from Jan. 24-27 at the Tivoli Theatre, “The Jewel of the South”, to celebrate “wild” places and the people they inspire alongside hundreds of other adventure enthusiasts from around the world.

This one big movie marathon is a celebration of “wild” places throughout the world, of outdoor sports and the extremes that people will go to in order to experience Earth’s rugged, natural beauty, and the conservation efforts of resources.

The judges received a record-breaking number of 138 hours of film submissions from 36 countries for this year’s event. After reviewing, the judges finally narrowed it down to 17 hours of film selections, each chronicling another filmmaker’s unique experience.  

"Our goal has always been to show films about wild places and the people they inspire," said Andy Johns, founder of the Lookout Wild Film Festival. "We had no idea that along the way we would inspire so many audience members to go explore and protect the wild places around us.” 

This year, LWFF returns to Chattanooga for its 7th year with a new identity and theme from their sponsor, Spectruss, dedicated to going back to the roots of what the festival is all about, battling the elements, conquering fears and celebrating triumphs. Due to the growth of the festival, this will be LWFF’s first year at the Tivoli Theatre, featuring a new movie screen that is that largest of its kind in North America.

“At the heart of the festival, we’re just gathered together and telling stories," said Mr. Johns. "Because of partners like Spectruss, we’re able to share those stores to an even bigger audience in a fantastic venue.”

Below is the 2019 LWFF Schedule:
Thursday, Jan. 24
Lobby doors: 6 p.m.
Theater doors: 6:30 p.m.
Films: 7-10:30 p.m. (15-min. Intermission)
Feature Film: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey http://dirtbagmovie.com/

Friday, Jan. 25
Lobby doors: 6 p.m.
Theater doors: 6:30 p.m.
Films: 7-10:30 p.m. (15-min. Intermission)
Feature Film: Confluence https://amymarquis.com/portfolio/confluence-official-trailer

Saturday, Jan. 26
Backstage Yoga and Time-lapse Films: 1 p.m.
Advocacy Expo 1-8:30 p.m.
Lobby doors: 1 p.m.
Theater doors: 1:30 p.m.
Matinee Films: 2-5:30 p.m. (15-min. Intermission)
Feature Film: Bears of Durango https://www.facebook.com/bearsofdurango/

Rock/Creek Lecture Series and Dinner: 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lobby doors: 6 p.m.
Theater doors: 6:30 p.m.
Films: 7-10:30 p.m. (15-min. Intermission)
After party in Lobby: 10:30-11 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 27
Backstage Yoga and Time-lapse Films: 1 p.m.
Lobby doors: 1 p.m.
Theater doors: 1:30 p.m.
Matinee Films: 2-6 p.m. (15-min. Intermission)
Feature Film: Bikes of Wrath http://bikesof-wrath.squarespace.com/

Tickets can be purchased here, for a $40 general admission weekend pass, $60 VIP weekend pass with exclusive lodge seating and souvenir item, or a $12.50 individual viewing block. 

Previously, LWFF has sold out shows in The Walker Theater with 3,600 attendees in 2018, making this event well known within the community. The Lookout Wild Film Festival provided entertainment for the viewers and provided a full bar, concessions, yoga, and a live filmmaker Q&A. 


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