Due to the uncertainties following Covid-19, Films on Tap has had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel our 2020 festival. The plan is to resume our events for next year, 2021. Those who have submitted their films for 2020 will absolutely be considered for our next festival, which we all hope to see take place in 2021. Thank you for your understanding, and please be safe as we navigate these mysterious times.

Films on Tap is an event series which hoists community engagement into the spotlight by boasting the greatest pairing ever: craft beer and independent film. Like wine and cheese, each film's concept complements the character of the beer. Dark horror film? How about a stout. Buddy flick? That might sit well with a Belgian wheat. At our screenings, the combinations are limitless, and the talent on both sides is remarkable.

5 Films will be selected.

This is a noncompetitive event.

Now Accepting submissions for Films on Tap: Pairing #11

Submission Requirements:
-Independently produced
-Short Films Preferred
-All genres acceptable
-MUST be associated with North or South Carolina. Films produced entirely outside of NC/SC will not be considered.
-MUST be able to attend event on TBA.
-MUST be able to attend filmmakers' beer tasting on TBA.
-Please include your FILM POSTER, LOGLINE and any BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS with your submission. By submitting these materials with your film, the submitter and filmmaker(s) agree to grant Films on Tap permission to share them for marketing and promotional purposes of the festival. If no film poster or BTS photos are provided at submission, Films on Tap will not be able to promote your film to our audience.

-We consider short films to be 4 minutes - 15 minutes in length (not including credits); longer films will be considered.
-Any genre will be considered including experimental films, documentary and music videos.
-Films previously screened at Films on Tap will not be considered.
-There is no cutoff date for when the film was produced.
-Payments made to Films on Tap cannot be refunded
-Films on Tap believes in inclusivity of minorities, women, and the LGBTQIA+ community in film.

Overall Rating
  • Brooks Quinn

    Films on Tap is amazing! Had such a great night watching incredible films and drinking great beers too!

    February 2020
  • Eden Lee

    Films on Tap is a festival staple for me in Charlotte. Not only are the coordinators super welcoming and warm, but it gives local filmmakers (and the community) an opportunity to connect with each other and support each other. The pairing of the beers and being able to "experience" the film through a craft beer is the BEST - and I've never attended a FoT where I didn't have a BLAST. A MUST!

    November 2019
  • Anil Dhokai

    One of the best film events in the Carolinas! Whenever we screen here it reminds me of why we make movies. There is a lot of creative energy and the audience is always engaged.

    November 2019
  • Micah Troublefield

    I've had the honor of playing more than once at Films on Tap, and each time has been a wonderful experience. The team is great and the event couldn't be more fun. Plus, getting to pick a beer that matches your film is a very unique experience. Highly recommend.

    November 2019
  • This is probably my favorite film event. Period. This is fantastic if you are local Charlotte filmmaker (they only take films from the locals.) If you live in the area, APPLY FOR THIS FEST. They draw an awesome crowd that you might not normally get at a regular film festival. Very reactive and are into the films. The beer is always fantastic. The volunteers are extremely organized and on the top of their game to make the event run smoothly. Overall, this is a must and I hope the expand it to multiple cities soon!

    November 2019