Tickets on sale for Wake Forest Film Festival March 13-14

You’re invited to the 2nd Annual Wake Forest Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Entitled “A Light in the Forest,” this cinematic tour de force will spotlight passionate, creative and thought-provoking movies by some of today's most promising and accomplished local, national and international filmmakers.

The 2020 Wake Forest Film Festival will engage audiences with films of all lengths and genres, including short and feature, documentary, horror, animation, narrative and student. Intended for both the general public and film professionals, the festival is an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their films in a unique location to a discerning audience. 

The two-day film event will include a variety of film screenings, along with a reception on Friday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m.

One of the highlights of this year’s event promises to be the participation of civil rights attorney and long-time University of Missouri administrator Michael Middleton. Middleton is the subject of the documentary, “Only the Educated are Free,” scheduled for screening on Saturday, March 14, at approximately 5:09 p.m. To learn more about Michael Middleton, read this 2015 Washington Post article.

A variety of film festival ticket packages are available for purchase :

  • Film Fest Package: $25 (includes all films, Red Carpet Reception and Awards Ceremony)

  • Student Film Fest Package: $15 (includes all films, Red Carpet Reception and Awards Ceremony)

  • Day Pass: $15 (Friday Day Pass includes Red Carpet Reception and Saturday Day Pass includes Awards Ceremony)

To view the complete two-day schedule, including movie titles and times and purchase tickets in advance, visit

For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.

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