For its first film festival, Chattanooga will play host to a Golden Globe nominee.

And a Sundance Film Festival-featured selection.

And an American Film Institute Fest winner for Best International Feature Film.

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Next weekend, the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center will serve as the main tent for Gig City Film Festival, a one-day, five-film event that finally puts the Scenic City on the film festival map.

The venue’s door will open at 8 a.m., with the first film beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and the last film ending at approximately 10 p.m.

“Chattanooga has every other arts festival under the sun, but we don’t have a film festival,” said Kris Jones, art department and locations assistant at the Heritage House. “Every major city in the U.S. that has any kind of arts community has a film festival. We are hoping this will be our breakthrough moment.”

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