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5 Greensboro Film Festivals You Have to Take in

Calling on all Greensboro filmmakers, and film fans. Are you looking for film festivals in Greensboro? Look no further! The Greensboro video production community has its fair share of festivals for you to attend. A chance at showcasing your work, receive awards and meet like-minded individuals in honor of filmmaking and film appreciation. Here are 5 Top Greensboro film festivals you have to take in.

1. Greensboro Dance Film Festival

This niche film festival offers up a selection of films centered around the theme of dance, and offer extras by way of workshops and classes to hone your filmmaking skills and dance moves. Held at The Greensboro Project Space, movies like You Got Served,  Street Dance, and Stomp the Yard are the kind of dance films screened here. So grab your dance partner and head out for this lively festival.

Location:

805 D Carriage Crossing Lane 

Greensboro, NC 27401

Contact:

267.269.4848 

336.334.5570

2. The Greensboro 48 Hour Film Festival

If you’re a filmmaker and love contests, you should think about entering this 48-hour film competition, where you will have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and submit a film to compete for awards and prizes. The festival screens entries and winners, and some may end up being Oscar-contenders, you never know. If you’re too late to make this year’s deadline, keep it in mind for next year’s contest. If you like homegrown movies, you’ll love this festival. Chances are, you’ll find many gems among these offerings.

Location:

See Website

Contact:

[email protected]

3. Wreak Havoc Film Festival

If you’re a horror film fan, this one is for you! Celebrating their 5th annual festival out of the Red Cinemas, Wreak Havoc Film Festival is an international showcase for horror shorts and feature films from all over the globe. Wreak Havoc Film fest prides themselves in the quality of films that their team carefully evaluates before deciding what is showcased to ensure you see the best, the horror film genre has to offer! Wreak Havoc film festival along with their award ceremonies also offer food, beverages, and, virtual reality to get the full Wreak Havoc film festival experience. If you’re a Greensboro horror film fan, make sure to check this film fest out!

Location:

1305 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408

Contact:

Phone: (336) 230-1620

Email: [email protected]

4. The Triad Jewish Film Festival

Though it’s too late to attend the festival this year, mark your calendar to participate in 2020 at Greensboro, and if you’re so inclined, sign up to volunteer or submit a film. The Triad Jewish Film Festival hosts an array of fun, entertaining, and uplifting films showcasing the best in Jewish cinema. Some of the titles offered this year include The Samuel Project, Heading Home, and My German Friend. This festival is part of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, an organization devoted to serving the Jewish community in Greensboro and beyond. Their goal is to educate and make a positive impact on their community and the wider world.

Location:

See website

Contact:

[email protected]

 

5. The RiverRun International Film Festival

If you live in Greensboro and want to catch one of the city film festivals out of town, called RiverRun, which takes place in Winston-Salem, you’ll need to schedule for March 26-April 5, 2020. Heading into its 22nd year, this festival features films from over 40 countries and almost 20,000 attendees. The selection of categories ranges from family-friendly to mini-documentaries, just right for local filmmakers or tourists dropping by. The festival promotes inclusion and cultural diversity, so it has something for everyone. They also offer Films With Class, an educational program which shows select documentaries in classrooms and at the festival, with the aim of informing and inspiring.

Location:

301 North Main St.
Suite 2606
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Contact:

336-724-1502

 

With so many Greensboro film festivals, it would be hard to choose just one; we hope the variety of genres and culture related film festivals in this list will help you choose the best one for you or if you’re already a part of the Greensboro film community we hope to inspire you to try a different festival and gain a new experience. See any of your favorite Greensboro film festivals on this list or any new festivals you hadn’t been aware of? Let us know in the comment section below!