2023 Chattanooga Film Festival must-sees

The Chattanooga Film Festival returns in-person Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 26. Here are a few of our must-see screenings + events.

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CFF was named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.

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The 2023 Chattanooga Film Festival will return for its tenth year as a hybrid event. The festival will be held in person from Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25, with online streaming available. Additionally, events will virtually continue through Thursday, June 29 for folks all around the US to join in on the fun.

With the festival quickly approaching, we wanted to share our must-see screenings and events to check out. Make sure to read the full in-person + virtual schedule of events to plan accordingly.

Note: You can purchase a badge for the film festival online (which grants full access to the festival) or purchase individual event tickets.

NOOGAtoday | Onyx

You might recognize Andrew Bowser’s character “Onyx” from viral videos.

Photo from “Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls” courtesy of the Chattanooga Film Festival

🎥 Features

“Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls” | Friday, June 23 | 6:15-7:40 p.m. | The Read House Centennial Ballroom | $15 | The opening night film (that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival) is based on the director’s viral character Onyx, who has racked up 300+ million views online.

NOOGAtoday | Don't Look Too Far Ahead

“Don’t Look Too Far Ahead” will be featured in the Student and TN Filmmaker Showcase.

Photo from “Don’t Look Too Far Ahead” courtesy of the Chattanooga Film Festival

🎬 Shorts

Student and TN Filmmaker Showcase | Friday, June 23 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Read House Centennial Ballroom | $15 | This showcase will feature the work of 15 students + up-and-coming creatives from the Southeast.

🎟️ Events

The Pumpkin Pie Show: “Ghost Eaters and Other Stories” | Friday, June 23 | 2:20-3:30 p.m. | The Read House Centennial Ballroom | $15 | Hear scary stories from author and performer Clay McLeod Chapman who will also be available for a meet and greet + book signing from 3:45-5 p.m.

Black Magic Masquerade: Opening Night Party | Friday, June 23 | 8-11 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall | $10 | Come out in your best costumes or cosplay to enjoy creepy-themed cocktails, live music from DJs, and more.

Tales from the Crypt: “The How Not to Make a Movie Podcast” | Sunday, June 25 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | The Read House Centennial Ballroom | $15 | Come out for a live episode of “Tales From the Crypt” + a memorabilia signing from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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