The 2018 Chattanooga Film Festival will be held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre April 5–8.

Officials also announced the first round of films for opening night: “Rock Steady Row,” “Summer of ’84” and the world premiere of the documentary “Life After Flash.”

“The Chattanooga Film Festival has quickly grown over the last four years,” CFF Executive Director Chris Dortch said. “Last year was our biggest, and for our fifth anniversary, we weren’t going to settle for anything less than our best, most insane year yet.”


According to Dortch, a partnership with CTC will allow for multiple events, a scenic view of the river and a 44,000-square-foot playground for film lovers.

“Not only will CFF be holding the event in a place that feels like Chattanooga through and through, but we’ll also have the opportunity to creatively fill the entire building with film, education and movie-related mischief,” he said.

VIP badges are on sale now for $200. The badge offers priority seating for every screening at the festival. Holders will also get tickets to special events—including the annual boat party.

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Daily wristbands will be made available closer to the event.

Volunteers can sign up here.

Recently announced films

“Rock Steady Row”
Directed by Trevor Stevens, “Rock Steady Row” centers on a college freshman whose bike is stolen.

“Summer of ’84”
A film from Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, this story follows a police officer neighbor who is suspected of being a serial killer and the group of teenage friends who spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence.

“Life After Flash”
Director Lisa Down explores the life of Sam J. Jones since his performance in the classic “Flash Gordon” film of 1980.

Read more about the film here.