Entertaining Wilmington, NC for 19 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 2019 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival will take place from June 7-8 at the Wilmington Community Arts Center.


The Regular Deadline is March 26th.

Submit today.

Was your film shot in North Carolina? Send us an email to request a discount code.

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

Wilmington Film Museum (Project)

The latest Wilmington Film Museum exhibit at the Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center is now closed. Look for another exciting display coming in the summer of 2019.  See the Community Arts Center website for hours of operation.

CFIFN Presents:

Reel Wilmington

Reel Wilmington is an ongoing film series hi-lighting films made in The Cape Fear region.  It’s a display of Our shared rich film history.  Click here for details.


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.