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Entertaining Wilmington, NC for 20 Years


The Cape Fear Independent Film Network is dedicated to promoting independent film and preserving the Cape Fear region’s rich film history.

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

The 2020 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival will take place in downtown Wilmington, NC.

**UPDATE**  Due to the Governor’s extension of PHASE 2 re-opening, CFIFF 2020 is postponed until new dates can be set for sometime after North Carolina enters PHASE 3. When new dates are set, we will announce them here and on social media once the filmmakers have been notified.

Submissions are now closed. If your film was accepted this year, it will still be shown once new festival dates have been set.

Wilmington Film Museum (Project)

The Wilmington Film Museum exhibit at the Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center is now closed. Look for another exciting display coming soon.  See the Community Arts Center website for hours of operation.


Welcome to the home of The Cape Fear Independent Film Network – a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization. dedicated to the production, promotion and presentation of the film arts in the Cape Fear region.  CFIFN provides educational opportunities for members wishing to learn about the film-making process and develop new skills in related areas of production.  The group also host the annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival which brings new and independent artistic visions to the local community.  CFIFN takes special notice of North Carolina filmmakers, highlighting their works and the film festival and other events.