Our festival offers the sweetest Southern hospitality for creatives to celebrate short films (< 30 min.) and screenplays in all genres. We also host workshops taught by Hollywood screenwriters, and all events take place within walking distance of our historic downtown theater.

In our first three years, 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.  

Short Films & Screenplays are being accepted thru JUNE 15, 2021 for this year’s festival in all genres of filmmaking:
  • Animated
  • Documentary
  • Foreign
  • Narrative (Thriller/Comedy/Drama)
  • Women’s Focus
  • Black Focus
  • LGBTQ Focus
Submit your film or script today >>