14th Charlotte Film Festival Coming Next Week

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The Charlotte Film Festival (CFF) marks its 14th edition by welcoming filmmakers, audiences, media, industry and Charlotte Film Society members to Charlotte with the announcement of the official schedule of films and presentations. For the first time in its history, every film will be shown in one location: the new Independent Picture House, Charlotte’s exclusive home of independent and foreign films. CFF kicks off Wednesday, September 28 with a special screening of Something in the Dirt and runs through Sunday, October 2, culminating with a special screening of Broker.

Tickets and schedules to all screenings and special events can be found at:

Charlotte Film Festival 2022.

“This year we had more entries than ever before, which shows us two things: independent film is alive and well, and the Charlotte Film Festival plays an important role in the development and popularity of independent film making,” states Taylor Montalto, Charlotte Film Festival Program Director. “We have films entered from around the world, numerous states and of course, from the creative community here in Charlotte. It’s truly an outstanding lineup.”

There will be screenings of more than 100 films over the five-day period, with films coming from 15 countries including Canada, Mexico, Italy, Kenya, Sweden, Taiwan, Germany, Cote d’Ivoire, Iran, Brazil, Haiti, Netherlands, South Africa, India and of course, the United States. Charlotte filmmakers have a strong presence at the festival, with 18 films to be screened.

In addition to the film screenings, two roundtable events will take place on Saturday, October 1 that are free and open to the public:

11:15am:

Regional Filmmaker Roundtable – with local filmmakers:

  • Jeremy Carr
  • Anil Dhokai
  • Stuart Howes
  • Evan Kidd
  • Destiny Macon
  • Jim McQuaid
  • Trey Riley
  • Jordan Snyder (on behalf of Scott Galloway)
  • Rodney Stringfellow

12:30pm:

Local Film Festival Panel Discussion – with representatives from local film festivals:

  • Ollie Crooms (Carolina Film Festival)
  • Matt Comer / Meredith Meredith Thompson (Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival/ CharlottePride)
  • Tre& McGriff (CineOdyssey Film Festival)
  • Tommy Nichols / Beverly Coperland (Charlotte Black Film Festival/ Carolina Black
  • Film Collective)
  • David Thalberg (Charlotte Jewish Film Festival)
  • Giovanna Torres / Alexander Piñeres (Cine Casual Film Series)

“Charlotte is such a strong hub for independent film,” states Brad Ritter, Executive Director of the Charlotte Film Society (CFS). “It’s exciting to bring our community of supporters, sponsors and filmmakers together to enjoy the festival at IPH, our dedicated permanent venue for the festival.”

Montalto continues, “the fact that CFF is a volunteer-based, community driven festival should not be discounted. We had over 100 volunteers screen films, and you will see them throughout the week. It’s also exciting that we truly have a ‘home’ now at IPH and will for years to come.”

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