THURSDAY, March 10th
REGIONAL SHOWCASE

7PM – Browncoat Theatre

North Carolina continues to produce film talent that rivals the rest of the country and the CFIFF Regional Showcase proudly presents their work.  Hailing from Wilmington, Asheville, Burgaw, Belmont, Chapel Hill, Charlotte & Raleigh, this eclectic mix of genres will satisfy your craving for Carolina Cinema.

CLOCKING OUT

by Carey Head

GROUND CONTROL

by Dusty McKeelan & Aaron Putnam

A SHORT TRIP

by Eri Yokoyama

KEEPSAKE

by Meredith Sause

33North 77West

by Erika Edwards

CIVIL

by Andrew Huggins

OH CRAPPY DAY

by Jon Bacon

THE DISAPPEARING CHURCH

by Michael Raab

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD

by Shane Thompson

STINKY FEET

by Michele Seidman

FRIDAY, March 11th
UNVERIFIED

The Untold Story Behind The UNC Scandal

 

A Film by Bradley Bethel

After a college writing tutor’s colleagues are falsely accused in a university athletics scandal, he becomes determined to set the record straight. Along the way, he realizes he’s up against more than he anticipated.

 

With the short film, The Gullah Project by Denise McGill.

7pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

HORROR SHORTS

9PM – Browncoat Theatre

Our most popular short film block 5 years running! These spine-tingling, gut-wrenching, nail-biting, date-squeezing films are guaranteed to make you scream and cringe. If you faint during the screening, your body will be removed and your seat will be given to the next person in line. You have been warned. 

DEAD SATURDAY

by Benjamin Stark

DON’T LET THEM IN

by David Lawrence

THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET

by Wendy Keeling

ROOM 731

by Youngmin Kim

KNOBGOBLINS

by Christopher G. Moore

OUR PARENTS LIED

by Jon Sanhueza

COTTON

by Casey Daniel

WAN MEI (Perfect)

by Yiyi Yin

DON’T LET THE LIGHT IN

by Jaysen Buterin

SATURDAY, March 12th
ON DEMAND SHORTS

The most requested short films of the festival!  This block will feature the most talked about and most demanded second screenings of shorts from other blocks.  Expect this one to be chock full of award nominees. And because this will be a surprise affair ( no playlist will be “officially” announced ), tickets are only half the price of other screenings!

1pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

Join in the discussion and learn what it takes to be a working actor in today’s southeast. Get advice and insight on auditions, representation, self-promotion, set etiquette, working with directors and so much more. Hosted by actor, writer & director Langley McArol.

2:30pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

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Jeff Sandor

NASCAR: The Rise Of American Speed, TURN, SLEEPY HOLLOW

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Eddie Mills

DEVIOUS MAIDS, MURDER IN THE FIRST, DAWSON'S CREEK

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Scott Parks

CONTAINMENT, UNDER THE DOME, VAMPIRE DIARIES

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Jen Ingulli, CSA

SE CASTING SERVICES (THE WALKING DEAD, HOMELAND)

SHORTS BLOCK

 3pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

A heady mix of shorts from New York to LA, India to Rome. A theatrical haunting, a deadly car ride, a lover’s promise, a mother’s regret, a religious taboo and a willful child. These are the ingredients that will combine to make a feast for your eyes. Come stir the pot with us.

MANDALA

by Guan Xi

W

by Francesca Draghetti

IN MEMORY

by Robert Kirbyson

PROMISE ME

by Kevin Machate

BEFORE THE BOMB

by Tannaz Hazemi

A WAY OUT

by Jason Tostevin

AADHA CHAND TUM RAKHLO

by Mayank Bokolia

UNION BOUND

A Film by Harvey Lowery

Based on the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover, a Union Soldier who was captured and then aided by slaves finds freedom. Sean Stone (son of Director Oliver Stone) plays the real life soldier, Joseph Hoover.  

With the short film, CIVIL by Andrew Huggins.

4pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

DOCUMENTARY BLOCK

 5:30pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

Exceptional. True. Stories.

THE DISAPPEARING CHURCH

by Mike Raab

WITCH!

by Suzanne Mackay

THE GULLAH PROJECT

by Denise McGill

LEE’S 88 KEYS

by Susan Robbins

OTHER MADNESSES

A Film by Jeremy Carr

A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams.  

“This ’70s-era-inspired psychological thriller feels like a fever dream. Other Madnesses is a film that effectively gets under your skin.”
– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

With the short film, KNOB GOBLINS by Christopher G. Moore.

6pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

WILMINGTON FILM AWARDS

Our closing night gala honoring the best films of the festival in 10 categories including, Best Feature, Best Short, The Female Director’s Award and The Don Award for Best Feature Screenplay. (Presented by Final Draft).  Doors open at 8pm for drinks & hors d’oeurves.

8:30pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center

Hosted by Eddie Mills

THE PAYNE FAMILY AND FINAL DRAFT SOFTWARE PRESENT “THE DON” AT THE 2016 CFI FILM FESTIVAL

“The Don” Award is in memory of our friend Don Payne (1964-2013.) Don was a  supporter of up & coming writers and filmmakers.

Don Payne, a 4-time Emmy winner, was most notably recognized for his work as Writer/Co-Executive Producer on the long-running, hit animated series, The Simpsons.   His feature film work includes the screenplay for Marvel’s Thor and story for Thor 2: The Dark World.

“The Don” Award for Best Produced Independent Feature Screenplay will be given to one deserving screenwriter at the CFI Film Festival.  “The Don” is sponsored by the Payne Family and Final Draft Software.