The Carrboro Film Festival was started in 2006 by Carrboro Arts Committee members Jackie Helvey and Nic Beery, with support from the Board of Aldermen and the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department. Together with a group of dedicated volunteers, they pulled together the first festival in a matter of months.
The idea behind the Carrboro Film Festival is to promote local area shorts films that are twenty minutes or less. The first year, the response was incredible, with nearly 100 entires. From those, a day filled with fabulous films was created, and that tradition has continued over the years.
Now in its 8th year, the Carrboro Film Festival has doubled in 2013 to two days and two venues. Over 50 films from across the state and around the world will be screened at both The ArtsCenter and Carrboro’s Century Center, plus free filmmaking workshops and more. Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for a two-day pass, and can be purchased online at carrborofilmfestival.com.