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.

Call for Film Entries

The Wake Forest Film Festival (WFFF) seeks filmmakers to share their vibrant, diverse, and original works with our audience. We are thrilled to invite filmmakers from our community and around the world to submit their exceptional works and become a part of our growing festival. The WFFF welcomes submissions of features, shorts, and all forms of film production including fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, and more. We look for interesting new voices and works that show passion and creativity. The goal of the WFFF is to bring together filmmakers, filmthusiasts, and people who enjoy a good story to our 2-day festival. We invite you to be a part of the 2024 Wake Forest Film Festival by submitting your film.




Early Bird Deadline - August 1, 2023

$5 Student, $15 Professional

Regular Deadline - September 15, 2023

$10 Student, $20 Professional

Late Deadline - October 13, 2023

$15 Student, $25 Professional

Volunteers Needed for Judging

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is seeking volunteers with filmmaking experience to judge film submissions for the 2024 Wake Forest Film Festival. Selected judges will receive a link to view a selection of films, then provide feedback and scores. To learn more, contact Technical Operations Specialist Isaac Duque at iduque@wakeforestnc.gov  or 919-435-9569.


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.