Our Mission

The mission of the Chattanooga Filmmakers Guild is to unite and strengthen the local filmmaking and acting community. We provide educational opportunities to local film creatives and content creators while assisting them in connecting with industry professionals through networking, strengthening their ability to succeed in the filmmaking industry.

Cinematographer Matthew Lynn will be our featured speaker for the September filmmakers mixer! His film It Lives Inside recently won a jury award at the SXSW Film Festival and releases in theaters that weekend.

About our speaker:
For his entire life, Matt’s focus has been on creating worlds that inspire the imagination. Through film he learned that this gift can not only bring his ideas to life, but also change the world.

It is this unique perspective that has propelled him to tell stories on a larger scale. His work has been played at SXSW (2023 Audience Choice Winner), Cannes, Tribeca, TIFF, Frameline, Outfest and more while also receiving both Gotham and Queerty award nominations. After attending the American Film Institute Conservatory’s MFA program, Matthew traveled around the world with projects including feature films, documentaries, music videos, series, national commercials and has created original shows for Discovery Networks, Q-Digital and Dekkoo. He has also served as the cinematographer for work with QC Entertainment, NEON, Cadillac, Ford, Chevy, Nissan, Lush Cosmetics, Caitlyn Jenner, and The Tannenbuam Group. His calm, confident leadership skills bring a unique perspective to his work.

Matthew Lynn’s IMDB

Filmmakers Town Hall


Open Screen Night

Screenwriting Workshop

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