Chattanooga Film Festival 2022 – ONLINE!

Last year, I had the chance to join in on the fun at the online version of the Chattanooga Film Festival. Due to the pandemic still raging on, the fine folks wanted to continue to bring cinema to the masses and did it online instead of just cancelling the festival outright. Which was great, because I had the chance to see a variety of different titles over the course of the week. Well, due to the pandemic still threatening to raise up once again, they have decided to do this year’s festival online once again. But if the programming is as good as it was last year, we are all in for a treat.

Taking place from June 23rd through the 29th, they have only announced the first half of the lineup, but it includes titles like The Ones You Didn’t Burn (2020), Bitch Ass (2022), Honeycomb (2022), Jay Burleson’s double feature tribute to the golden age of slasher films with The Third Saturday in October Part I, and then The Third Saturday in October Part V, as well as the Irish film Gateway (2021), making its North American premiere. Remember, that is only the first half of the titles announced!

Plus, if you love documentaries, there are two listed so far that sound very interesting. The first one is called The History of Metal and Horror (2021), which is over 2 1/2 hours long! Director Mike Schiff explores the history of heavy metal music and horror, hearing from different metal musicians talk about their introductions to the genre, their favorite films, influences and more. We also get to hear from plenty of horror icons and how their films influenced the genre, as well as their connections to the metal artists, and why metal and horror work together.

For the comic book fans, there is Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, which is a feature length documentary about Mignola and the creation of his comic book universe centered around Hellboy.

And for fans of Godzilla and Kaiju, filmmaker and CFF alum Graham Skipper “will lead a virtual discussion that will serve as not only an introduction and overview to the franchise for those new to Godzilla lore, but will also discuss some deep cuts, interesting behind the scenes info, and explore how and why Godzilla captured the hearts of fans around the world, headlining the world’s longest running film franchise. This will be a Godzilla lovefest where we can all talk about what we love most about the world’s most famous monster and learn a few things along the way.” Sounds like a lot of fun.

For all the current information on the event, head over to their website by clicking HERE.

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