Winning films will be shown the next month at the Courtyard Gallery as part of their ongoing World Cinema Series.

The festival will be hosted and shown at the Courtyard Gallery at the Flood Fine Arts Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Awards are made in the genres of short film, animated film, short scripts and documentary film. All entries are eligible for laurel awards but waiver entries are not eligible for any cash awards. 50% of the net entry fees will be awarded to the winning filmmaker each month.


Film & Video Division

Lengths from :30sec to 25min. are eligible.
A DVD is acceptable for entries.

Works must have been completed in the last year.

All entries must be original.

Overall Rating
  • azad jannati

    Thank you so much for giving me this chance

    August 2019
  • David Finkelstein

    I wasn't able to attend the screening. But the director of the festival, Carlos Steward, emailed me to say that the festival overall had good attendance. The experimental block, with my film, he said had an audience of 50. For a small venue in a small city, and for a program of experimental films, in my opinion that is pretty good.

    This is the third edition of the festival that has included one of my films, so I also appreciate their continued interest and support of my work over the years.

    August 2019