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

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, NC
April 5-8, 2018

Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
April 4-8, 2018

RiverRun International Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
April 19-29, 2018

Praxis Film Festival
Goldsboro, NC
May 4-5, 2018

Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
May 11-12, 2018

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Department enthusiastically extends their welcome to undergraduate students to submit to the Visions 8 Film Festival and Conference, a film festival run for students by students. Beginning on October 26th, Visions FFC will be accepting all undergraduate entries for short films of all genres as well as scholarly papers focused on film and media. Visions FFC is searching for innovative undergraduate filmmakers to submit their films or papers. The Visions Film Festival & Conference will be held on April 6th, 2018 in UNC-Wilmington’s Lumina Theater.

All film and paper submissions must have been completed between January 2015 and January 2018 by undergraduate student(s) to be considered. No works-in-progress will be accepted. Submission related inquiries should be directed to Cevann Howe at programmingvisions8@gmail.com.

Submission Deadlines
Early Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2017
-Regular Film Submission Deadline: January 6th, 2018
-Paper Submission Deadline: January 6th, 2018
-Late Film Submission Deadline: January 16th, 2018

Submission Instructions
-All submitted films must go through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Visions8FilmFestivalConference
-Information must be provided via Google Forms:

-All Abstracts must be submitted through Google Forms:

The Visions 8 Staff eagerly awaits your submissions!

About Visions Film Festival and Conference

Hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the only peer-reviewed, student-led, undergraduate joint film festival and conference. This unique pairing offers the opportunity for both emerging filmmakers and scholars to showcase their work in a diverse, scholarly environment. Visions is designed, managed, programmed, produced, and presented by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. Every year, the Visions team is proud to foster professional and community-driven interactions between students, industry professionals, and other film lovers.

Find out more at www.visionsffc.org


Local and Independent Theaters


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