Wake Forest Film Festival

2024 Wake Forest Film Festival  |  March 1-2

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. Intended for both the general public and film professionals, or two-day film showcase will engage audiences with films of all lengths and genres. Two-Day passes are $20 plus tax.

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2024 Wake Forest Film Festival Program
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Friday, March 1

6-8 pm - Block 1

  • The Lobster Shift
  • Hostage
  • Alla Vita!
  • Mozart
  • War for The Woods
  • Vax

8-9:45 pm - Block 2

  • Nothing In the Middle of Nowhere
  • Glue Trap

9:45-11 pm - Mix & Mingle

Saturday, March 2

1-2:45 - Block 3

  • Ex-Husband
  • Hive
  • Strawberry Mouthwash
  • Salted Earth
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • The Bathtub

3-4:45 pm - Special Screening

  • Sloane: A Jazz Singer

4:45-5 pm - Live Podcast

  • Conversation with Stephen Barefoot

5-6 pm - VIP Dinner

6-8:30 pm - Block 4

  • Amazing Gracie
  • In the Pines
  • Penelope‚Äôs Rules
  • Ministry of Surf


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 2023 marks the fourth year of the Wake Forest Film Festival.  The two-day festival features 22 films in four categories: student, documentary, music, and family.

Wake Forest welcomes filmmakers and industry professionals from across the United States to share their art of storytelling through the medium of film.