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.


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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