North Carolina Film Festivals

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Reel Teal Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
Feb 1, 2020

Motion For Pictures
Cary, NC
February 5, 2020

Hayti Heritage Film Festival
Durham, NC
February 13-15, 2020

Greensboro Dance Film Festival 
Greensboro, NC
February 15, 2020

Nevermore Film Festival
Durham, NC
Feb 28 – March 1, 2020

Cosmic Rays
Chapel Hill, NC
March 5 – 6, 2020

Cinema Sister International Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
March 6 – 7, 2020

Wake Forest Film Festival
Wake Forest, NC
March 13 – 14, 2020

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, NC
April 2 – 5, 2020

RiverRun International Film Festival
Winston-Salem, NC
March 26 – April 5, 2020

Single Frame
Durham, NC
April 5, 2020

Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
April 23 – 26, 2020

Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
May 9 – 17, 2020

Carolina Fear Fest
Raleigh, NC
May 22 – 24, 2020

Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
May 8 – 9, 2020

Beyond: The Cary Film Festival
Cary, NC
June 11 – 14, 2020

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 18 – 20, 2020

CineOdyssey Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
July 22 – 25, 2020

Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
July 22 – 25, 2020

Joedance Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
August 6 – 8, 2020

North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
Durham, NC
August 13 – 16, 2020

Micropolitan Film Festival
Marion, NC
August 14 – 15, 2020

Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 18 – 19, 2020

Footcandle Film Festival
Hickory, NC
September 23-27, 2020

Halloween International Film Festival
Kill Devil Hills, NC
October 1-3, 2020

Raleigh Film & Arts Festival
Raleigh, NC
October 2-4, 2020

Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
Cary, NC
October 3 – 4, 2020

Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
October 9 – 11, 2020

Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, NC
October 9 – 11, 2020

Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
Charlotte, NC
November 14-15, 2020

For a more detailed list please see the North Carolina Film Office’s official website here.