Our hometown film festival took place Oct. 7-10 with sweet Southern hospitality for creatives to celebrate short films (< 30 min.) and screenplays in all genres. We also hosted workshops taught by Hollywood screenwriters, and all events take place within walking distance of our historic downtown theater. BEYOND featured 35 independently produced short films presented with workshops for all experience levels, including a screenwriting masterclass. Stay tuned for BEYOND 2022 submission details!


Now in year four, we’ve welcomed talented writer-producers to share their skills in our workshops. Artists behind major films: Batman Forever, Pompeii, Encino Man, Drumline, Kiss The Ground, Hoodlum, A Rage In Harlem, and more.   Our friendly festival offers many opportunities for filmmakers and screenwriters to exchange ideas and celebrate the magic of filmmaking with an engaged North Carolina community passionate about discovering unique films.
Produced by the Cary Theater, BEYOND received a record number of entries, inviting 35 unique films for festival competition. Each will screen in-theater with workshops and filmmaker Q&As, and a table read of the screenwriting competition winner.
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