If it happens outdoors, the Lookout Wild Film Festival probably has a film about it.
The second year of the festival-taking place March 20-23 at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Centennial Theater-features 34 films.
Films include topics like climbing a mysterious Antarctic mountain, ice climbing in Colorado, fly fishing in Virginia, artists in the Everglades and kayakers taking on the world’s biggest rapids, among others.
Conservation is also a proponent of the festival, with films on rhino poaching, the effect of dams in South America, water usage in Georgia and deforestation in the West.
Click here for a full list of films.
With the majority of the films less than an hour in length-most of them even shorter-organizers will hold screenings in four three-hour-long blocks throughout the weekend.
Evening screenings begin Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Two matinee blocks will be featured on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be $5 for each block or $10 for the entire weekend.
Click here to purchase tickets.
In conjunction with the Lookout Wild Film Festival, an event called the Local Hero Project will take place Thursday, March 20 at Mellow Mushroom downtown.
Tickets for the Thursday screening are free.
The Local Hero Project is a mini, mini-film festival with films focused on visions of the outdoor experience in the Scenic City.
All films screened will appear on Comcast’s Get Local Channel, and a few of the films will be considered for a Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau commercial.
Films can still be submitted for consideration. Prizes will be awarded during the event, including a family rafting trip, hang gliding lessons and a variety of outdoor equipment.