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.
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
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.
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
NASCAR: The Rise Of American Speed, TURN, SLEEPY HOLLOW
DEVIOUS MAIDS, MURDER IN THE FIRST, DAWSON'S CREEK
CONTAINMENT, UNDER THE DOME, VAMPIRE DIARIES
SE CASTING SERVICES (THE WALKING DEAD, HOMELAND)
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.
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
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
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.