Safety Guidelines 2021

Welcoming Back Our Patrons Box Office reopens June 15. Public film screenings return June 24. We’re committed to providing safe and enjoyable film screenings for our community. In conjunction with local, state, and federal ordinances and guidelines, the following safety criteria are temporarily in effect once the theater reopens. As standards evolve, this information will […]

Celebrate Dr. King During Dreamfest

A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Town of Cary Dreamfest Programs Jan. 16-18, 2021 Performances and films listed here will be available for viewing free of charge between Jan. 16-18, 2021.  Links to access the shows and to claim a ticket for the film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be added soon. Storyteller Willa […]

Winners Announced at Zombie Film Fest

We are grateful for all the local filmmakers who participated in Zombiepalooza including the Best Of from last year.  And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, Mosquito Wizard, Crosstown Pub & Grill, & Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage who supplied cash prizes. 2020 Submissions: Film Title Team Name Filmmaker A Bad Day   […]

Zombiepalooza Costume Contest

Calling All Goblins & Ghouls  Enter Our Zombiepalooza Costume Contest During Halloween Season Since this year’s Zombiepalooza films will screen virtually, we won’t be able to gather in-person. Our annual costume competition WILL still take place over social media! Enter Zombiepalooza’s All-Ages Costume Contest anytime now through Halloween. Simply share a selfie of yourself or your […]

Virtual Cinema – Frequently Asked Questions

You might have a few questions about The Cary’s newest initiative, our Virtual Cinema program. We’ve created a list of frequently asked questions and will update them periodically. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and program feedback!   What is virtual cinema? Virtual cinema is a video-on-demand streaming service facilitated by […]

Introducing Virtual Cinema

View exclusive new release arthouse films not available on household streaming platforms. The Cary’s new initiative enables you to view — at home — newly released films that we’d otherwise be playing on the big screen. Films that are not yet available on more traditional digital platforms.  Buying a virtual ticket supports community arthouse cinema. […]

Beyond Ordinary Award to be presented Saturday to Josh & Rebecca Tickell

BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival screens virtually Sept. 24-27. Documentarians Josh & Rebecca Tickell to receive inaugural “Beyond Ordinary” filmmaker award. Festival hosts 30 films and 3 workshops free to patrons. “Beyond Ordinary Award” honors the filmmakers of the critically-acclaimed documentaries, FUEL and KISS THE GROUND for their career achievements and environmental advocacy. CARY, N.C. […]

More Film Festival Details…

Calling All Filmmakers and Cinephiles Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 24, 1:00 PM – Registration required Lighting for Documentary Interviews In this FREE workshop, we will explore the various lighting techniques and equipment used for documentary-style on-camera interviews. Among the techniques to be demonstrated will be classical three-point lighting, the run and gun, one […]

BEYOND Goes Virtual in 2020

  Bringing Beyond to Your Home! In light of COVID-19, BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival will look very different this year. Our aim is to bring the latest and greatest short films to your living room. Because so many film festivals have pivoted to digital extravaganzas, there’s new opportunity to connect with audiences, inviting people […]