The festival

For over a decade, the Lookout Wild Film Festival has been a beacon of excitement in Chattanooga, showcasing the most captivating outdoor adventure and environmental films from across the globe. Join us for an exhilarating weekend filled with the spirit of exploration and the thrill of the wild. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just dipping your toes into adventure, you’ll find inspiration and camaraderie among fellow adventurers from all corners of the Southeast.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of untamed landscapes and the incredible journeys of those who venture into the great outdoors. From heart-pounding tales of extreme athleticism to poignant narratives of environmental stewardship, our carefully curated selection of films will leave you spellbound and eager for your next adventure.

As passionate advocates for the environment, we are dedicated to minimizing our footprint and promoting sustainable practices. Throughout the festival, you’ll find us using recyclable and compostable materials, striving to reduce waste, and conserving resources wherever possible. Join us in our commitment to preserving the natural world for future generations to explore and enjoy.

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host city

Chattanooga, Tennessee, crowned twice as Outdoor Magazine’s “Best Town Ever,” is the ultimate destination for a film festival celebrating outdoor adventure and recreation. With its stunning geography and abundant natural wonders, Chattanooga offers a playground for residents and visitors alike, who thrive on active lifestyles.

Set against the backdrop of Chattanooga’s breathtaking scenery, the festival showcases an array of captivating films, inspiring attendees to explore the great outdoors and embark on thrilling adventures. Get ready to be swept away by the beauty of Chattanooga and the exhilarating stories that unfold on screen!

LWFF takes place on the ancestral lands of the Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East); Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki / Shawnee) and S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) peoples.

“When you think about very short list of things that are the most Chattanooga thing ever this is right at the top.  It’s really the soul of what Chattanooga is.  To me this is the essence of Chattanooga because you’ve got outdoor adventure, the arts and substantiality all coming together and this embodies it all perfectly.  Long may this wave.”  ~Mayor Tim Kelly 2024