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Interstate 8

Featured in Cannes Marché du Film

Anne Thieme’s short, Interstate 8 was recently featured in Cannes Marché du Film Online screenings, on Wednesday, June 24 and Friday, June 26. German Films and the FFA joined forces for the tenth time to present promising talents to the international industry in the short film initiative of NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2020. Simone Baumann, Managing Director of German Films: “The promotion of talent is particularly important to German Films. This year’s selection is inspiring and proves that we don’t have to worry about the next generation of creative talent and thus the future of German cinema, so long as the young filmmakers are given sufficient opportunities. It is, of course, painful that this will be the first time the program is not premiering on the big cinema screen in Cannes. But we are using all available channels to warmly recommend this year’s line-up of NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER to the international film industry.”

Interstate 8 is one of the shorts selected to compete in Beyond: The Cary Film Festival this year. Anne Thieme is a film student from the UNCSA in Winston. Her film, set in the southern United States, depicts two young women who meet by chance in the back of a police car and, without saying a word, experience the injustice hovering above them.

Trivia Trivia Trivia!

This film used 140 sets at nine studios and holds the record for casting 68,894 extras and 8,552 animals. Name the movie and year of its release in theaters?

Answer: “Around the World in 80 Days” (1956)

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This actor started in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, then went on to win a Golden Globe & receive an Oscar nomination. Who am I, and what year did I appear w/ Mr. Rogers? + Bonus, what was my award-winning film?

Answer: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

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Each winner will receive 4 free movie admissions once we reopen.
Please contact Connie Di Grazia at for details on how to claim your prize.

Calling All Filmmakers!


Organize before they rise! The Cary Theater has announced a call-for-entries for locally produced short films to compete at Zombiepalooza 2020. The 5th annual Zombiepalooza is the Town of Cary’s zombie-themed screening party featuring locally produced short films. Individuals or groups are encouraged to shoot and submit a 1-minute to 5-minute zombie film for judging. This year. all submissions must include the use of a toilet paper roll in the finished film. Hobbyists, professionals, and rookie filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to submit their short film for consideration. Confirm participation via email to receive submission instructions. Deadline for film submissions is October 2.

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