New. Southern. Film.
Carrboro has always been a little different. In Carrboro, Southern hospitality means everyone is welcome, and the folks here are curious about the world, engaged in their community, and lovers of the arts. That’s why our town is a great place for a film festival.
Now in its 15th year, Carrboro Film Fest has an established history as a dynamic event that brings filmmakers and audiences together for a heartfelt celebration of independent cinema.
Carrboro Film Fest is not just a film festival in the South — it is a Southern film festival through and through. Our mission is to showcase the year's best Southern independent films and provide a venue for both celebrating and interrogating Southern culture.
Due to the pandemic, the festival this year will feature virtual screenings, live-streamed filmmaker panels, and prize giveaways.
Join us November 20 – 29, 2020.
Carrboro Film Fest is a non-competitive festival. Our focus is on providing a dynamic experience in which filmmakers and audiences come together for a vibrant celebration of Southern film and exploration of Southern culture.
We’re looking for new films with Southern connections. If your film was shot in the South, set in the South, features characters from the South, or is in some other way connected to the South, we want to see it.
Preference will be given to films that premiered after October 31, 2019, and that have not yet screened in the Triangle area of North Carolina.