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Charlotte Film Festival

In 2006, the Charlotte Film Festival was created to give established and emerging filmmakers a weekend festival to showcase their works for industry peers and avid enthusiasts of independent film. Over the years, the Festival has grown to include state-of-the-art venues, attracting filmmakers from around the world as well as industry professionals, corporate sponsorships, and a dedicated audience.

We strive to bring the most innovative independent cinema to Charlotte, NC for our festival patrons and film enthusiasts from neighboring states. The Festival has evolved, but what remains consistent is our mission to “DISCOVER DIFFERENT” and to provide the highest quality festival experience for filmmakers and audience members alike.


Charlotte Film Society

In 2020, the Charlotte Film Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, took over operations for the Charlotte Film Festival. The Film Society is dedicated to providing a choice in movie going experiences. Their primary mission is to bring foreign, classic, and independent films to Charlotte that might not otherwise come to the area. The Film Society’s belief in supporting alternative cinema continues to grow and expand through special film screenings and events offered throughout the year.

The Charlotte Film Society creates communal experiences through cinema to inspire and celebrate what connects us as humans. Their commitment to this goal is exemplified by their operations at The Independent Picture House, Charlotte’s one (and only) art house cinema, including the annual Charlotte Film Festival, and throughout Charlotte area communities as they  foster cultural connections through film.