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Who We Are


Our Mission Statement

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.  

We look forward to bringing the very best in local, regional, national, and international films to The Independent Picture House at our 17th Charlotte Film Festival!  

Meet The Team!

Executive Director – Brad Ritter
Festival Directors – Jay Morong & Ivana Woodcock
Programming Director – Taylor Montalto
Art Direction & Web – Dylan Wachman
Director of Development & Marketing – Claire Lechtenberg