News articles relating to US film industry activities and events, with special coverage of North Carolina and Colorado film news and festivals.

Spring 2018 Film Festivals in Eastern NC Join The Audience Or Submit A Film for Spring 2018 Film Festivals (1/6/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Film festivals planned for 2018 in Eastern North Carolina are listed below. Dates and locations are included for those who wish to attend and be part of the audience. For festivals [...]
Frank and Ava Weekend flyer. Source: Ava Gardner Museum, Smithfield NC. Ava Gardner Museum to Hold “Frank and Ava Weekend” (9/28/2017) - Calling all Frank and Ava fans for a fun weekend in Smithfield, North Carolina. The Ava Gardner Museum will be showing movies and offering special events at the museum and the nearby Howell Theatre. This weekend [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. North Carolina Full of Fall Film Festivals (9/2/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Each year, North Carolina is host to dozens of film festivals from coast to mountains. Festivals coming up in Fall 2017 — actually, starting with a festival September 16, about 6 [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. Fall 2017 NC Film Festivals Accepting Submissions (6/22/2017) - Filmmakers looking for opportunities to show their film may be interested in submitting entries for these upcoming North Carolina film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included below. Check out the guidelines to see what categories [...]
Shooting Stars Film Camp by GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. NC Film-oriented Nonprofit Receives Cumberland Community Foundation Grant (6/21/2017) - The Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded a “Summertime Kids” program grant to GroundSwell Pictures of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in support of GroundSwell’s Shooting Stars Film Camp. Shooting Stars Film Camp is a one week camp [...]
Audience taking their seats for "Homeplace Under Fire" screening, Griffith Film Theatre, Duke University, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley. “Homeplace Under Fire” Showcases Farm Advocates (5/19/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Driving to the Bryan Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, yesterday for the film screening of Homeplace Under Fire, I passed farms along the way. An “Eggs for Sale” sign caught my eye, [...]
Indigo Moon Film Festival logo umbrella sales will help to raise funds for the new Infamous Umbrella Scholarship. Indigo Moon Film Festival Returns, Announces Filmmaker Grant (5/8/2017) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) is pleased to announce that in spite of the 2016 inaugural festival being cut short by Hurricane Matthew’s arrival, it will be back again in [...]
Award winners: Rebecca Bradely, [far right] USA rep for producer Pierre Gaffie JD Mayo, [3rd from left] Rodney T. Moore [4th from left], Gauri Singh [ 6th from left] Pamela Andrejev, FCAC coordinator [7th from left] and the cast and crew of movie Our War and holding their awards. Film Fest a Success (5/1/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The Franklin County Third Annual Film Festival, sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (NCISAFF) was another hit with a full house [...]
Frame to Table Event Poster. Source: Groundswell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. “Frame to Table” Fundraiser Offers Foods Inspired by Films (5/1/2017) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. “Frame to Table” is an exciting new food-oriented fundraiser scheduled for May 19, 2017, at 7pm, in SkyView on Hay, 121 Hay Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Frame to Table is a culinary trip [...]
"Moksha" film poster. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council NC. Franklin Flicks, Third Annual Film Festival in Franklinton NC (4/10/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The Franklin County Third Annual Film Festival, sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (NCISAFF), will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, [...]
NC Filmmakers: Submissions Open for 2017 Film Festivals (3/1/2017) - Filmmakers looking for festivals to show their films may wish to submit to these upcoming film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included. Check out the guidelines to see what categories are being accepted. Festival [...]
Colorado Film Festivals Accepting Film Submissions (3/1/2017) - Several Colorado film festivals are accepting film submissions. Check out these three returning festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included for filmmakers, along with each festival’s dates for those who want to go check out [...]
DocuTime Film Poster. Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR. UNCW Hosts DocuTime Film Festival on Feb. 4 (1/27/2017) - WHQR 91.3fm and 92.7fm Public Radio and UNCW Department of Film Studies present the 14th annual DocuTime Film Festival By Paula Lee Haller and Mary Bradley (WHQR) Saturday, February 4th marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film [...]
MoonShadow Film Society, Fayetteville NC. Film Nonprofit Awarded Two Grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County (1/12/2017) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, a located in Fayetteville, North Carolina nonprofit, announces its receipt of two grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. The first grant is for support of the MoonShadow Film [...]
Chasing Coral film still,. Source: Sundance Film Festival. 2017 Sundance Film Festival to Include 100+ Films (12/5/2016) - Film Festival Competition and Next Lineup Announced Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with their November 29, 2016, announcement of the 66 [...]
The "Earthcaster" film screening is December 6 2016 in Fayetteville NC. Source: GroundSwell Pictures. MoonShadow Film Society Announces Screening of “Earthcaster” (11/12/2016) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. Earthcaster, a new documentary that profiles Raleigh-based artist Thomas Sayre and his natural, massive earthen sculptures, will be screened on December 6, 2016, at 7pm. The screening will be held at [...]
Carrboro Film Festival is November 19-20, 2016, in Carrboro NC. Carrboro Film Festival Returns for Its Eleventh Year (11/7/2016) - 47 Films to Screen November 19 & 20, 2016, at The ArtsCenter By Nic Beery, Now in its eleventh year, The Carrboro Film Festival will feature many shorts, and nine features. Tickets are on sale now, [...]
Source: Cucalorus, Wilmington NC. Cucalorus Film Festival Full Schedule Released (10/28/2016) - Features World Premieres, Indie Favorites, and Innovative Speakers By Becca Ederer, Cucalorus Film Festival The 22nd annual Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference takes over the historic streets of downtown Wilmington NC, November 9-13, 2016, for a weekend [...]
Alex Sutton enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17, looking to continue his family's legacy of service in the armed forces. Sutton served for over 13 years, including three combat deployments to Iraq. Source: Moore County Man The Subject of Documentary Film, “Farmer/Veteran” (10/19/2016) - A documentary filmed in North Carolina will be screening in Durham and Wilmington, North Carolina, next month. The film by Jeremy Lange and Alix Blair is called Farmer/Veteran, and will be screened Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7-9pm, at [...]
Ron Weiss M.D. & a growing number of physicians are helping patients reverse chronic disease with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Source: PRNewsFoto/Garden Fresh Media. Documentary Looks at Food and Health Issues, Screenings Start Oct. 17 (10/17/2016) - “Eating You Alive,” a New Documentary Film from Garden Fresh Media Advance Screenings Ahead of November Wide Release Released by Cyndi Summers, publicist, Garden Fresh Media Advance screenings of new feature-length documentary film, “Eating You Alive,” featuring [...]
Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions for its 2017 festival. Credit:, via Aspen Shortsfest Call for Entries is Open (10/3/2016) - The 26th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions. Shortsfest accepts submissions of live action, documentary, and animation from the United States and around the world. Films screened will be part of the Festival’s International Competition, [...]
Call for Submissions is open for the 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival is March 1 – 5, 2017. Source: Joanie Fraughton, Durango Independent Film Festival, Colorado. Durango Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 2017 (10/2/2016) - Submissions for the 2017 Durango Film independent film festival are being accepted through November 15, 2016. The 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF) is scheduled for March 1-5, 2017. Films will screen at multiple venues. Durango Film [...]
Telluride Horror Show 2016 film festival poster Horror Show Film Festival Call for Submissions is Ending Soon (9/7/2016) - The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival, is accepting film submissions for the 2016 festival, features and shorts.  The festival is October 14-16, 2016. The Telluride Horror Show takes place at the legendary [...]
Source: Cucalorus, Wilmington NC. NC’s Cucalorus Film Festival Announces Features (9/7/2016) - Explore Clowns, Comedians, Lady Golfers, Poets, and Teenage Powerlifters Released by Becca Ederer, Cucalorus announces more than 50 feature film selections for its 22nd annual Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference, November 9-13, 2016 in downtown [...]
Radioactive Veteran is a documentary short that offers a new look at nuclear fallout in America. Source: Bradley Bethel, Filmmaker, Carrboro NC. Indigo Moon Film Festival Announces 2016 Films (9/4/2016) - Released by Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. GroundSwell Pictures announces the lineup for the 2016 Indigo Moon Film Festival set to begin October 7, 2016. The diverse line up includes animation shorts, student films, feature length [...]
Indigo Moon Film Festival logo. Source: GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. Indigo Moon Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film (8/29/2016) - Released by Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. GroundSwell Pictures in Fayetteville NC, announces that the Opening Night Film for the Indigo Moon Film Festival on October 7, 2016, will be Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Maya Angelou: [...]
Halloween International Film Festival poster. Source: OBX Entertainment. Halloween Film Festival Submissions Due by Sept. 1 (8/11/2016) - Film Submissions for the inaugural Halloween International Film Festival  must be entered by September 1, 2016. As this is the first year of this event, the organizers are not limiting film submissions to a specific genre. Films [...]
Denver, Colorado. Source: Nicole Banks, Aurora CO. LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge: Screenings, Awards on August 18 (8/2/2016) - The public is invited to a special night of film screenings and awards for the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge. The LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge is a new statewide competition for college student-produced short films about [...]