Wake Forest Film Festival
A Light in the Forest
Mark your calendars for a cinematic tour de force! The Third Annual Wake Forest Film Festival is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 2022, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.
Entitled “A Light in the Forest,” the Wake Forest Film Festival will spotlight passionate, creative and thought-provoking movies by some of today's most promising and accomplished local, national and international filmmakers. The two-day film showcase will engage audiences with films of all lengths and genres, including short and feature, documentary, horror, animation, and student (high school and college). Intended for both the general public and film professionals, the film festival is an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their films in a unique location to a discerning audience.
Tickets are $15 and go on sale Monday, Nov. 1.
Friday, March 4
6-8 pm - Block 1: Student Films
They Are Wolves
Just Say Yes
You Know His Name
Lost in the Red Snow
Ruth & Nick: a confectionery tale
8-9:30 pm - Block 2: Student Films
Not Just A Name
The Big L
Saturday, March 5
1-3:30 pm - Block 3: Documentary Shorts
A Girl Can Change the World
Short Life of Trouble: The Legend of G.B. Grayson
Becoming Black Lawyers
Pink, White & Blue
The Man of the Trees
The Roots of Lacrosse
4-5:30 pm - Block 4: Documentary Full Length
- Vinyl Nation
5:30-6:30 pm - VIP Dinner (Invitation Only)
6:30-8 pm - Block 5: Horror
Momma, Don't Go
Spread Among Us
Kill the Cat
8-9 pm - Block 6: Animation
The Lion Herder
- Tiger Blanket
- Rocky Road
- In Our Nature
- A Viral Spiral
The History of the Wake Forest Film Festival
The Wake Forest Film Festival was created from the dreams of three like-minded women with a passion to evoke social change in their community: Cathy Gouge, Wake Forest Renaissance Center for the Arts Manager (2015-2019), Gauri Singh, filmmaker and resident, and Kimberly Soden, Cultural Arts Board member (2018-2020). These women discovered they shared the desire to bring awareness to the fast growing, diverse community of Wake Forest by creating a film festival that would attract independent film artists from across the globe.
After numerous meetings and conversations, festival founders Gouge, Singh, and Soden were joined by other community volunteers and a committee was formed to launch the first Wake Forest Film Festival in 2018. That first festival featured films from across the globe and attracted filmmakers and industry professionals.
The year 2022 marks the third year of the Wake Forest Film Festival that is themed “A Light in the Forest.” The two-day festival features 33 films in four categories: student, documentary, horror, and animation. These films shed light on issues and events that impact us all.
Wake Forest welcomes filmmakers and industry professionals from across the United States to share their art of storytelling through the medium of film.