Each fall we host our annual short film and screenplay festival presented here at the historic Cary Theater. Engaged audiences, new and established filmmakers, industry professionals, Hollywood screenwriters and special guests from around the country come together to celebrate the art and craft of short filmmaking.

Learn more about this year’s festival >>

Experience the best of film as we screen short films from around the world. Participate in panel discussions, filmmaking workshops and more. BEYOND is designed to support emerging filmmakers with all events and social activities taking place within walking distance of our historic downtown theater.

If you’re a filmmaker, submit your screenplay or short film that is under 40 minutes. Download our submission requirements.
If you’re a cinephile, mark your calendar for Sept. 15-18, and we’ll see you here!
BEYOND Film Fest