Down East Flick Fest is June 3-4

Down East Flick Fest 2016 flyer header
Down East Flick Fest 2016 flyer header

Released by C. Davis, Festival Director

Official Selections have been announced for the Down East Flick Fest (DEFF) 2016, as this annual film festival returns June 3-4, 2016, in Greenville, North Carolina.

Down East Flick Fest (DEFF) will hold its 2016 Film festival in Uptown Greenville again this year. We are experiencing an influx of great films that we are excited to share and highlight this season from experienced and emerging filmmakers from all over the world. Genres include, but are not limited to, drama, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, action, animation, experimental, and documentary.

There will be public screenings on Friday, June 3:  Art Avenue Contemporary Art Center (5-9pm), Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar (4-8pm), Emerge Art Gallery (12-4pm), and the Purple Blossom Yoga Studio (5-9pm).

On Saturday, June 4th, between 3pm and 4pm, Alice Fuller, principal consultant for Sheer Social, will present a workshop for filmmakers and other creatives. Also Saturday, award-winning director/writer Rob Underhill will present a workshop 4:30-5:30pm, detailing steps to take after your film is completed. There will be a brief Q &A session following each workshop.

From 7-10pm on June 4, the DEFF Filmmakers Lounge will begin with a panel discussion with industry experts followed by the awards ceremony. Winners for each genre will be presented. Plus, there will be Founder’s Awards and one film will be recognized as “Best of the Fest.”

Down East Flick Fest is dedicated to providing an annual user-friendly showcase for independent filmmakers. DEFF aims to showcase and promote the rich diversity of filmmaking traditions in the area and to highlight the impact film-making can create in communities. In addition, DEFF is dedicated to developing partnerships for post and pre-festival events to the satisfy the growing local indie film audience and to provide more opportunities for local and other filmmakers.

DEFF encourages filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to submit their work. To ensure that more and more film enthusiasts can come and watch these films, we have kept the screenings absolutely free and open to the public during the annual festival. We are committed to inclusiveness. Special campaigns will be implemented in area colleges and other public institutions to widen our audience and reach more emerging or would-be filmmakers.

DEFF is an initiative of a local Greenville-based communication think tank and collaborative arts organization. The film festival, organized as a not-for-profit community organization, has been established to create opportunities for artists to audience exchanges in order to foster better communities through the creative medium of film.

Email the Festival Director or the Volunteer Coordinator at or call 888.525.8885 with any questions.

More information on the Down East Flick Fest is online at


Down East Flick Fest 2016 Workshops Notice
Down East Flick Fest 2016 Workshops Notice
Down East Flick Fest 2016 Official Poster. Source: DEFF, Greenville NC.
Down East Flick Fest 2016 Official Poster. Source: DEFF, Greenville NC.
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