Looking for somewhere to screen your next masterpiece? North Carolina is home to an ever-growing number of film festivals both large and small. Below we’ve organized a list of each North Carolina film festival we could find, arranged by location. If we’ve missed a film festival, please drop us a comment below and we’ll be sure to add them to the list.

Charlotte Region

Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
April 6-9, 2017

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
February 11-March 5, 2017

GayCharlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
June 1-4, 2017

Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC
September 14-16 2017

Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
September 22 – October 1, 2017

100 Words Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
November 3-4, 2017

Geek Short Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
October 21, 2017

American Music Video Festival
Charlotte, NC
June 17, 2017


Triangle/RTP Region

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, NC
April 6-9, 2017

North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival
Durham, NC
January 28, 2017

NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Durham, NC
August 10-13, 2017

Nevermore Film Festival
Durham, NC
February 24-26, 2017

Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
May 12-13, 2017

Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, NC
November 18-19, 2017

Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
October 20-22, 2017

Raleigh, NC
September 2017

Motion for Pictures
Cary, NC
First Wednesday of every month

Franklin County International Film Festival
Franklinton & Louisburg, NC
Spring 2017

Sick Chick Film Festival
Apex, NC
October 28-29, 2017



Eastern NC/Outer Banks Region

Down East Flick Fest
Greenville, NC
Dates TBD, Spring/Summer 2017

Praxis Film Festival
Goldsboro, NC
February 3-4, 2017

Glass Tulip Film Festival
Washington, NC
April 14-15, 2017

TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Greenville, NC
October 13-14, 2017

Eastern NC Film Festival
Winterville, NC
April 29, 2017

Marquee on Main Film Festival
Washington, NC
September 15-17, 2017

Outer Banks, NC
September 21-23 2017

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC
October 26-28, 2017



Fayetteville NC/Sandhills Region

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
October 13-15, 2017



Northeast NC Region

NC Family Film Festival
Murfreesboro, NC
September 29 – October 1, 2017


Piedmont Triad Region

Triad Jewish Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
January 29-February 23, 2017

RiverRun International Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
March 30-April 9, 2017

OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
October 5-8, 2017


Wilmington Region

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
April 30-May 3, continuing May 7-10, 2017

DocuTime Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
February 4, 2017

Visions Film Festival and Conference
Presented by UNC Wilmington Film Studies Department
Wilmington, NC
March 31, 2017

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 15-17, 2017

Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
November 8-12, 2017

NC Black Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Dates TBD, Fall 2017


Western NC Region

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
July 26-29, 2017

Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
September 16, 2017

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure, NC
August 18-19, 2017

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC
September 22-24, 2017

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC
October 27-29, 2017