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.
Once a month the series shows a new line-up of locally made films followed by Q & A's with the film makers.

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.

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. On the third Wednesday of every month, the CDS and the Southern Documentary Fund invite documentary artists to share their work in progress with an enthusiastic and supportive audience.

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.

TarHeelFilms allows Southeastern filmmakers, cast and crew to post jobs, work availability, movie premieres, tips, production news.


NC Film Festivals

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 14-16, 2018

BEYOND: The Film Festival
Cary, NC
June 14-17, 2018

Cottontown Film Festival
Clayton, NC
June 16, 2018

Down East Flick Fest
Greenville, NC
June 23-25, 2018

CineOdyssey Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
July 12-14, 2018

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
July 25-28, 2018

Joedance Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
August 3-4, 2018

Micropolitan Film Festival
Marion, NC
August 10-12, 2018

NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Durham, NC
August 16-23, 2018

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure, NC
August 24-25, 2018

Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
Cary, NC
August 25-26, 2018

Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
September 8, 2018

Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC
September 13-15. 2018

FilmSPARK, part of SPARKcon
Raleigh, NC
September 13-16, 2018

Outer Banks, NC
September 20-22, 2018

NC Black Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
September 20-23, 2018

Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, NC
September 20-23, 2018

Wreak Havoc Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 21-22, 2018

Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
September 26-30, 2018

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC
September 28-30, 2018

Highlands Film Festival
Highlands, NC
September 30, 2018

Film Fest 919
Chapel Hill, NC
October 3-7, 2018

OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
October 4-7, 2018

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC
October 5-7, 2018

Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
October 5-7, 2018

Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival
Walkertown, NC
October 6, 2018

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
October 12-14, 2018

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC
October 25-27, 2018

Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival
Burlington, NC
November 2, 2018

100 Words Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
November 2-3, 2018

Marquee on Main Film Festival
Washington, NC
November 2-3 2018

Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
November 7-11, 2018

Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, NC
November 17-18, 2018


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

Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Co.
2134 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 355-7180

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