The Foothills Film Festival will be held at the beautiful Legrand Center in Shelby NC on March 11th and 12th. The Foothills Film Festival is excited to spotlight indie films that display storytelling in a unique, diverse and tasteful manner. This festival encourages emerging filmmakers with connections to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and Alabama to submit their short films, which will be judged by our esteemed panel. The Foothills Film Festival welcomes works from all categories so long as they abide by the guidelines listed under the “Rules and Regulations” section outlined below.

The FFF focuses on films from or about the Southeast that captivate both the audience and the judges. The FFF is committed to creating an environment that encourages emerging film makers as well as those who have dedicated themselves to film-making over the years. This festival will be one to remember and will feature short films from multiple categories.



"Award of Merit "

*Cinematography

*Screenplay

*Original Score

*Director

"Genre Awards"

*Horror

*Drama

*Comedy

*Action

*Science Fiction

"Best in Show"

FFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER OUR AWARD CATEGORIES BASED ON THE DIVERSITY, OR LACK THERE OF, IN OUR SUBMISSIONS.

IMPORTANT: ALL FILMS MUST HAVE A CONNECTION TO NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, TENNESSEE. VIRGINIA, ALABAMA OR FLORIDA TO BE CONSIDERED. (No refund will be issued to a submission failing the eligibility rules.)

RUNNING TIME : FFF accepts films with a minimum. run time of 1 min. and a maximum run time of 35 min..

LANGUAGE: Films must be in English or contain English subtitles.

SCREENING FORMAT: All selected films will be downloaded via FilmFreeway. All filmmakers should take the proper steps in allowing us to do so, either by downloading the movie file itself or by you providing a downloadable link.

SCREENING DISPLAY MEDIA: All submissions must include the completed information on the "Overview", "Credits" and "Specifications" pages for their films listing on FilmFreeway. This information is essential to FFF in the promoting of your film and our festival.

ADULT CONTENT
Foothills Film Festival will review and make a determination if it is believed that adult content (i.e. language, sexual content, nudity, violence) is not acceptable for the festival. If accepted, and is determined that content is not family- friendly, it may be screened at a later time slot. However, the festival does reserve the right to refuse any submission if deemed unfit for our viewers.

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  • anita clark-anderson

    Unfortunately I was not able to attend. Thank you to Brad Hord and all that helped pull this together. I am looking forward to the possibility of seeing everyone next year!!!

    March 2021
  • Very pleased with the festival. The venue was beautiful, the people were very nice and the lineup was great! Hope I can come back when we can pack more people in! Thanks for having me.

    March 2021
  • Anil Dhokai

    I had a great time at this festival. It was put together really well. I'll be submitting again in the future.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We really appreciate you attending our first fest. Hope to see you again next year...BIGGER and BETTER!

  • A great first-year festival. Not only did they pull it off so we could enjoy it together, in person, they made us feel completely safe with their location and approach to hosting during the pandemic.

    It felt incredible to watch our films together again and I can't wait to see how this festival grows.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Really enjoyed meeting you and having your film screen at our fest. See you next year!

  • Absolutely outstanding festival. Beautiful, spacious venue, top-notch hospitality, and a friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff. It was an honor to be a part of such a great event, and we can’t wait to come back again!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Dave. It was a pleasure to meet you and to screen your film. Much luck with future projects.