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Film Festivals

North Carolina plays host to a bevy of film festivals — large and small — throughout the year.   Click on the individual festival name below to learn more, including how to get tickets and other events.

If your film festival is not listed, please send a news or media release announcing dates of your upcoming festival to info@filmnc.com.

 

Triad Jewish Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
February 10-25, 2018

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
February 10-March 4, 2018

Nevermore Film Festival
Durham, NC
February 23-25, 2018
(Submissions open 10/2/17, Shorts Deadline 12/1/17, Features Deadline 12/21/17)

Franklin County International Film Festival
Franklinton & Louisburg, NC
March 23-24, 2018

Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
April 4-8, 2018

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, NC
April 5-8, 2018

Visions Film Festival and Conference
Presented by UNC Wilmington Film Studies Department
Wilmington, NC
April 6, 2018

RiverRun International Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
April 19-29, 2018

Praxis Film Festival
Goldsboro, NC
May 4-5, 2018

Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
May 11-12, 2018

Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
May 16-20, 2018

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 14-16, 2018

BEYOND: The Film Festival
Cary, NC
June 14-17, 2018

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
July 25-28, 2018

NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Durham, NC
August 16-23, 2018

Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
September 8, 2018

FilmSPARK, part of SPARKcon
Raleigh, NC
September 13-16, 2018

Wreak Havoc Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 21-22, 2018

Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
September 26-30, 2018

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC
September 28-30, 2018

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
October 12-14, 2018

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC
October 5-7, 2018

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC
October 25-27, 2018

Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, NC
November 17-18, 2018

 

FILM FESTIVALS WHOSE DATES ARE TBD

North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival
Durahm, NC
Dates TBD, Winter 2018

DocuTime Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Dates TBD, Winter 2018

Glass Tulip Film Festival
Washington, NC
Dates TBD, Spring 2018

Eastern NC Film Festival
Winterville, NC
Dates TBD, Spring 2018

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Dates TBD, Spring 2018

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure, NC
Dates TBD, Summer 2018 (typically in August)

Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018 (typically in September)

Marquee on Main Film Festival
Washington, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

NC Black Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

Surfalorus
Outer Banks, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

Boone Film Festival
Boone, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

100 Words Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
Dates TBD

Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018 (typically 2nd week of November)

Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2018

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