Every fall, Cary hosts its annual short film and screenplay festival presented at the historic Cary Theater. New and established filmmakers and industry professionals engage with enthusiastic audiences to celebrate the art of short filmmaking.

Join us this September

Filmmakers and audiences can once again expect to experience top short films from around the world at this year’s 7th annual festival. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in panel discussions, workshops, and more. All events and social activities will take place within walking distance of our downtown theater.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming announcements:

  • July 15 we will announce the opening night film and filmmaking workshops.

  • July 24 Festival Film Passes will be available for ‘early bird’ purchase.

A Film Pass provides one ticket to all film programs, including the opening night film and reception, as well as one ticket to the live table read for the 2024 Grand Jury Prize-winning screenplay. Stay tuned for more details!