Wilmington, North Carolina – USA
May 9 to 12, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: February 1
The 13th Annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (CFI) welcomes films and filmmakers from all over the world, providing a venue for the undiscovered independent filmmaker to get their work in front of an audience. CFI is also particularly interested in films made in the great state of North Carolina. The setting of Dino de Laurentiis’s 1984 nail-biter Firestarter , the city of Wilmington continues a long and proud tradition of professional filmmaking that has earned it the nickname of “Hollywood East.” Honoring both short and feature-length films, CFI combines the thrill of Hollywood with the down-home charms of the American Southeast for an experience unlike any other on the festival circuit.
Last year’s CFI featured the world premiere of American Battleship, an improvisational workshop with comedian Brooklin Green, a discussion panel with industry tips from professional actors, and a slew of other incredible opportunities for networking and talent development. High Sierra, the 2012 winner of CFI’s Best Documentary Award, aired on PBS during Thanksgiving, and numerous other CFI alumni have reaped a variety of accolades and screening opportunities. Submit your work to CFI and show off your accomplishments!