Local Film Scene

In addition to campus events, be sure to check out the vibrant film culture of the Triangle:

Film Groups and Societies    

              NC Film Festivals                

    Local and Independent Theaters

Film Groups and Societies

The Arts Center, Carrboro
An ongoing film series, the Second Sunday Film Series at The ArtsCenter highlighs local narrative and experimental films.

A/V Geeks
With more than 20,000 16mm educational and industrial films, local film geek and NCSU graduate Skip Elsheimer shares his funny and informative collection at various locations in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle. He is also a co-founder of Home Movie Day Raleigh at NCSU. Upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page.

Center for Documentary Studies
This interdisciplinary center, affiliated with Duke University, offers workshops, courses, and certificate programs as well as a wide range of events. Check out their events page for more information on upcoming shows and film-related events.

Cinema Inc
Raleigh’s oldest and finest nonprofit film society offers classic feature presentations monthly at The Rialto Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Membership cost is $20 for 12 films.

Cinema Overdrive
Cinema Overdrive is a monthly film series dedicated to bringing you the very best in cult, exploitation and gonzo action cinema. Specializing in the audacious, the ludicrous and the flat out ridiculous, each Cinema Overdrive screening will bring you some of the rarest and most entertaining features and trailers you’ll ever see! Check out their Facebook group by clicking on these words.

Duke's Screen Society
Screen/Society provides a film and video exhibition program for the Triangle community, with an emphasis on screening challenging and thought-provoking work in its original format, whether 35mm, digital/video, or 16mm.

North Carolina Film Office
Facilitates film production in the state.

North Carolina Latin American Film Festival
Founded in 1986, the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production.

NC Museum of Art
Known for their summertime outdoor movie series, as well as screening events in the SECU Auditorium throughout the rest of the year.

Screen Line (Raleigh)
A local institution. For more than ten years, this screenwriters' group has met to discuss writing issues, read each others' work, and to sponsor contests.


NC Film Festivals

NC Black Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
March 21-24, 2019

Highlands Film Festival
Highlands, NC
May 15, 2019

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 7-8, 2019

BEYOND: The Film Festival
Cary, NC
June 19-23, 2019

CineOdyssey Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
July 18-20, 2019

Down East Flick Fest
Greenville, NC
July 20-21, 2019

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
July 24-27, 2019

Joedance Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
August 2-3, 2019

Micropolitan Film Festival
Marion, NC
August 2019, TBD

NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Durham, NC
August 15-18, 2019

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure, NC
September 13-14, 2019

Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
Cary, NC
September 28-29, 2019

Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
September 7, 2019

Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC
September 19-22, 2019

FilmSPARK, part of SPARKcon
Raleigh, NC
September 2019, TBD

Outer Banks, NC
September 19-21, 2019

Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, NC
September 2019, TBD

Wreak Havoc Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 2019, TBD

Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
September 2019, TBD

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC
September 27-29, 2019

OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
October 3-6, 2019

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC
October 3-5, 2019

Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival
Walkertown, NC
October 4-5, 2019

Film Fest 919
Chapel Hill, NC
October 9-13, 2019

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
October 11-13, 2019

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC
October 2019, TBD

Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
October 26, 2019

Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival
Burlington, NC
October 2019, TBD

Marquee on Main Film Festival
Washington, NC
November 1-2 2019

Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
November 2019, TBD

Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, NC
November 23-24, 2019


Local and Independent Theaters


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2116-D New Bern Ave. 
Raleigh, NC 27610

Mission Valley Cinema
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 834-2233

Raleighwood Cinema Grill
6609 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-0326

The Rialto
1620 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-8683

Six Forks Station Cinema
9500 Forum Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 846-3904

Surrounding Area

a/perture cinema
311 W 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 722-8148

The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham ST.
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 462-2051

The Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3030

The Chelsea Theater
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 968-3005

The Lumina
620 Market Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 932-9000