Cucalorus is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Tarheel Shorties Film Festival taking place Friday, May 8, in Wilson.
North Carolina filmmakers are encouraged to apply, especially emerging and professional filmmakers with original new short films.
The festival will screen a collection of N.C. shorts to showcase independent filmmakers working in North Carolina. The festival was launched to showcase the legacy of indie film in the state, showcasing filmmakers such as Norwood Cheek, Francesca Talenti, Dave Monahan and dozens of the state’s creators.
The Tarheel Shorties Film Festival is made possible through a new partnership with the Arts Council of Wilson and is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Screenings will be held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center.
Tarheel Shorties landed in Wilson last year through a partnership with the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, with the intention of establishing the event as an annual celebration in Wilson.
Filmmakers can enter their original short film submissions through the festival’s FilmFreeway listing. First-time filmmakers of all ages are also encouraged to submit short films of all kinds less than 40 minutes in length. All films should have been made in the past two years by North Carolina residents or natives, or should have been filmed in North Carolina.
Deadline for entry is March 5. Email email@example.com for more info about submitting a film or visit FilmFreeway.com to fill out the user-friendly submission form.