BEYOND: The Film Festival

Thanks everyone for a great first event!  We’ll be announcing 2019’s theme soon, so stay tuned and we apprecaite your support!


June has arrived and we’ve launched our first annual film festival, celebrating the art of storytelling through cinema. Featuring screenplay and short film competitions that are far beyond ordinary, this four-day festival takes place right here in downtown Cary.


We’ve attracted filmmakers from British Columbia and beyond who’ve submitted their screenplays and short films (>30 minutes) embodying some unusual incarnations of this year’s “Hometown Stories” theme. Join us June 13-17 for a fun and enjoyable cinematic experience open to the community.

Why Beyond?

The roots of our slogan “Beyond Ordinary” originate from the Town’s moniker from the late 1700s as Bradford’s Ordinary. It represents our mission of providing a unique setting to experience affordable art house cinema. As we launch our inaugural festival this year, we invite you to participate in what we expect to be a unique arts experience here in the Town of Cary.


Check out the festival schedule


What to Expect at Beyond the Film Festival

Enjoy the most uniquely interesting short films from filmmakers far and wide. This year’s selection includes invited feature-length films and short film and screenplay submissions. The festival offers a stimulating sneak-peek into the minds of filmmakers with a focus on outstanding screenplay writers.

BEYOND kicked-off on Wednesday night with a family friendly, free outdoor screening of “Back to the Future” at Cary’s Downtown Park. Join us for social events and other fun activities all weekend long. Festival tickets:

$90 Full-Festival Pass
$30 Friday Pass
$30 Saturday Pass
$9 Individual Session Tickets


Thank you to our amazing sponsor partners

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 Melinda Baran & Steve Rebach



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