Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is now accepting applications for the 2020 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Gant

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is now accepting applications for the 2020 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Gant. This grant will fund two first time documentary directors for travel and accommodations while attending the four-day event April 2-5, 2020.

During the festival, grant recipients, will be given access to films, discussions and more importantly mentorships. Recipients will also present a 5 to 10-minute sample of their works-in-progress at the festival.

The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was founded in 2007, by friends, family, and colleagues of Garrett Scott. Scott was a documentary filmmaker who had no formal training yet made a lasting impact on documentary film before his tragic passing at age 37 due to a heart attack.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is one of 45 film festivals in the United States where festival winners are eligible to submit their film to the Academy for Oscar consideration. Previous grant recipients have achieved major accolades in prestigious festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca.

Applications for the grant closes at 11pm PST, on Monday, February 3, 2020 and is only opened to United States Citizens who are first-time directors.

To apply for The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant visit Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s website.


Two South Carolina Film Festivals make Film Freeway’s Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals.

Two prestigious South Carolina film festivals make Film Freeway’s Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festival list.

At Number 10 is Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival the first and largest horror film festival in South Carolina. While this film festival features the best of independent horror films from all over the world, they also include a special spotlight on South Carolina produced films and filmmakers.

At Number 20 is the South Carolina Underground Film FestivalKnown for its inclusive yet diverse atmosphere SCUFF celebrates all genres of independent cinema from across the world, while also showcasing films produced in South Carolina.

Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival and South Carolina Underground Film Festival rank in the top 1.5% out of 8,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world.


Both festivals have opened their submissions for the 2020.


Links below:

Carolina Film Alliance January Meeting Announcement

The Carolina Film Alliance will hold their first meeting of the 2020 Year on Saturday, January 11th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a General Membership Meeting, Legislative Update, Board Of Directors Elections, and the Harrison Palmer Film & Trivia Contest.

Location: North Charleston Marriott – 4770 Goer Dr, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

Free to Members; $15 for Non-Members. Light Hors d’ Oeuvres and Cash Bar.

Facebook Event:

The Carolina Film Alliance (CFA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to building the motion picture, television and creative digital media industries in South Carolina. The CFA is focused both on, the expansion of effective South Carolina Film incentives to attract film, television, and commercial projects to our state, and providing its membership networking and professional development opportunities with which to build their skills and careers.

Start Planning Your 2020 Carolina Film Festival Run

Hi, friend. With the new year approaching its only fitting we sit down and decide, which film festivals in the Carolinas we’d like to attend in the upcoming year. But keeping track of which festivals to follow can be quite overwhelming. In order to alleviate everyones stress, we’ve curated a list of film festivals in the Carolinas with links to their Film Freeway accounts. That way you can discover the festival that would fit your films interest and/or if you are a lover of film will help you plan out, which festivals might be appealing to visit.

For the combined list:

For the North Carolina Film Festival List click here.

For the South Carolina Film Festival List: here.

(And guys, please don’t hate me for failing to include your personal fave. We all know what the comments section is there for.)

Two-Day Horror Convention Carolina Fear Fest seeking film submissions and Jury Lead for Festival

Submissions will close for the Carolina Fear Fest a two-day horror convention set in Raleigh, NC, Memorial Day Weekend 2019 at the State Fairgrounds on February 28th. Film submissions can be emailed for viewing to

CFF reached out to us and is looking for someone to take charge of the film festival portion of the con.  “Also, looking for someone to take charge of the film fest – we’d prefer it be a juried event, but we do not have experience and I would rather handoff the juried/award to someone who has a history with film fests and can take point (or assist me greatly!). Otherwise, this would just be a schedule of film showings for exposure. I would prefer that the filmmakers are awarded to add to their credits!”

Anyone interested in taking the role of Jury Lead can email or call Stephanie Littleton Freas at 910-691-9624.


Stuart Cinema & Cafe offers limited theatrical run.

On January 1st, Stuart Cinema & Cafe posted via their social media, “Many Filmmakers have expressed an interest in having a short theater run for their film but can’t afford the cost of renting our movie theater. Therefore, we are accepting submissions via FilmFreeway and will select one Feature Film & one Documentary for a short theater run. Proceeds generated from theater run will go to the filmmaker.”

To submit your film visit their the link provided:



Let us introduce ourselves

Welcome to the Carolina Film Blog a repository for all things film in the Carolinas. While we work to provide valuable information for independent artist we would also love to know what you are working on. Please feel free to reach out and share your content with us so that we can share/promote it via our blog/newsfeed section and social media accounts.

On this site you will find a calendar specifically for film festivals located in the Carolinas. Some festivals have been left out due to not having a locked in date, however, once those dates are locked in they will be added here to the site and an email will be sent out to our subscribers!

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