Each fall in the heart of North Carolina, Cary hosts its annual short film and screenplay festival presented at the historic Cary Theater. Engaged audiences, new and established filmmakers, industry professionals, and special guests come together to celebrate the art of short filmmaking.

Filmmakers and audiences can expect to experience the best short films from around the world. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in panel discussions, workshops, and more. BEYOND is designed to support emerging filmmakers with all events and social activities taking place within walking distance of our downtown theater. The 7th edition of BEYOND takes place September 5-8, 2024.

Film Pass

Early Bird Price:
$30 (Individual)
$20 (CFC members)

A Film Pass provides each passholder with one (1) ticket to all film programs including the Opening Night Film & Reception and one (1) ticket to the Live Table Read for the 2024 Grand Jury Prize winning screenplay.


Festival Sponsors

Festival Partners