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

Highlands Film Festival
Highlands, NC

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC

BEYOND: The Film Festival
Cary, NC

CineOdyssey Film Festival
Charlotte, NC

Down East Flick Fest
Greenville, NC

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC

Joedance Film Festival
Charlotte, NC

Micropolitan Film Festival
Marion, NC

Out South Queer Film Festival
Durham, NC

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure, NC

Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
Cary, NC

Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC

Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC

FilmSPARK, part of SPARKcon
Raleigh, NC

Outer Banks, NC

Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, NC

Wreak Havoc Film Festival
Greensboro, NC

Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC

OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC

Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival
Walkertown, NC

Film Fest 919
Chapel Hill, NC

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC

Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, NC

Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival
Burlington, NC

Marquee on Main Film Festival
Washington, NC

Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, NC

Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, NC


Local and Independent Theaters


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

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

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