Film Resources, Festivals and Series

Triangle ArtWorks strives to provide basic information and links for all film related resources in the Triangle. We will work to keep our information updated, but obviously, you should contact the organizations directly for up-to-date information. Please inform us here, if you find any errors or omissions, or have resources to be added.


Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University– The Center for Documentary Studies works to promote, educate, and foster a culture of documentary making and appreciation. They also organize the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival as well as other programs through out the year. Website

Durham Film Office– The Durham Film Office promotes the City of Durham as a location for shooting films and commercials. Website

North Carolina Film Office– The NC Film office works to promote North Carolina as a destination for filmmakers by highlighting incentives and benefits, the varied locations of the state, and is home to the NC Reel Scout directory for personnel. Website

NC Film Office Directory – The NC Film Office maintains an online, searchable directory of film crew and production services.  If you are in these fields, it is a good idea to be on this Directory. Website

North Carolina Writer’s Network – The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an ongoing critiquing and editing service for its members. Through this program, Network writers have the opportunity to open a dialogue about their work, including screenplays, with established writers and editors of varying backgrounds and areas of expertise. Website.

Southern Documentary Fund– The Southern Documentary Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Durham. Since 2002 they have been supporting documentary makers across different media making work in and about the American South. The SDF supports documentary makers with advice and council as well as acting as a fiscal sponsor to help receive funds. Website

Triangle Regional Film Commission– The Triangle Regional Film Commission works to promote the 13 county area as a desirable place for filmmakers. They act as a liaison between production companies and locations to get filmmakers to the Triangle. Website

Film Organizations

A/V Geeks– A collection of 23,000 vintage educational films on 16mm. Many, if not all, are very rare and can be seen few other places. A/V Geeks preserves the uniquity of these decades-old educational films and screens them often. Website

Screen/Society– Screen/Society is part of Duke’s Arts of the Moving Image Program that promotes “challenging and thought-provoking work” through local screenings. They organize the series Summer Days, Nasher Nights and Right! Camera! Action! Both in Durham. Website

Screenline– A Raleigh-based screenwriting group, Screenline welcomes writers of all experience levels. They meet monthly to discuss and critique screenplays.  Website

Triangle Filmmaking Community group –  Triangle Film Community is a collective of passionate individuals who create and distribute independent films. We seek to foster ‘collaboration, not competition‘ and provide resources to help local filmmakers work together, support one another and celebrate our individual successes. Website  Facebook

TriFilm Society – Filmmakers seeking resources, connections, and opportunities have relied on the TriFilm Society for support since 2009. TriFilm champions a sustainable future for independent filmmakers in the Triangle and beyond through live events, continued education and annual membership. Sign up for free email updates and learn more at their website.

Production Companies

1504 Pictures – With a producer based in Carrboro, 1504 Pictures is a production company committed to stories that are both true and good. Services offered include documentary-style film production, narrative strategies, front-end web design, and other collaterals. Website.

Burning Oak Studios– Burning Oak Studios is a Raleigh-based video and media production company who specialize in all kinds of digital media including documentaries, web design, marketing and more. Website

Centerline Digital– Centerline Digital is a Raleigh-based content marketing firm. Centerline was started in 1995 and has grown a lot in the years since their inception. Centerline Digital’s diverse team helps to bring many perspectives to the work they do and allows them to make interesting client-focused work. They work in an array of digital media including video, web design, animation, and application development. Website

Cirque Productions– A dedicated video, photography, and digital media production company based in Chapel Hill. Cirque Productions works with diverse clients and produces upstanding professional work. Website

Eagle Video Productions Inc.– Eagle Video Productions Inc. does commercial training, marketing and sales videos for companies in North Carolina. With over 30 years of experience, Eagle Video Productions Inc. has a lot to bring to their client work. Website

Footpath Pictures– Based in Raleigh, Footpath Pictures makes documentaries with a focus on telling the stories of nonprofit organizations and all the work they do. Website

Guerrilla Productions, LLC– Video production company with offices in Raleigh as well as in Savannah, Georgia. Website

K2 Production– Based in Greensboro with satellite offices in Cary and across NC, K2 Production does work on commercial productions as well as documentaries and other video needs. Website

MediaBrewer – MediaBrewer is a husband and wife video production company based in the Triad. Their specialty is creating real stories that educate and entertain. In addition to videography, they also have the unique capability to promote local businesses through marketing and social media awareness. Website

Myriad Media – Myriad Media is a video production company based in Raleigh. With 15 years of experience they handle projects of varying degrees and work with a variety of clientele. Website

Motion Adrenaline – Motion Adrenaline is a full service production company serving the Triangle advertising and film industry. Motion Adrenaline has 16 years of varying experience from international to local sized brands, specializing in broadcast, web and animated videos. Website.

Rising Stream Media – Specializing in web design, video production, and online marketing, Rising Stream Media has been providing cost-effective creative services in the Raleigh-Durham area since 1997.  Website 110 East Main Street, Garner, NC 275,  (919) 779-2120, Email.

Sonorous Road Productions – Michelle Wells at Sonorous Road Productions provides production assistant, makeup, and acting coaching services for commercials, educational / corporate videos, and short films. She’s worked with numerous independent filmmakers in the Raleigh area (references available) and would love to assist you with your next project. Website.

Trailblazer Studios– Trailblazer is home to Distillery Pictures, Serious Robots, Blazing Music & Sound, and Red Truck Films. They offer film, music, sound, and production services. The breadth of their specialized services under one umbrella makes them a true asset. Website

Video Dialog Inc.– An award-winner production company, Video Dialog Inc. is based in downtown Durham. Video Dialog Inc.’s focus is on historical and educational documentaries. Their works include the documentary February One- The Story of the Greensboro Four about the 1960 sit-in protest at a Greensboro lunch counter, and Down Home a multi-disciplinary look at Jewish life in North Carolina. Website

Film Festivals

Carrboro Film Festival– The long-running Carrboro Film Festival screens a variety of short films annually. The festival is held at the Carrboro Century Center in the heart of downtown Carrboro and is marked by their Kay Kyser awards. Website

Escapism Film Festival– Escapism Film Festival screens films of epic proportion and high adventure. From the obscure to the ubiquitous Escapism Film Festival brings rare 33mm films to life at the Carolina Theatre. Website

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival–This annual festival, called the premier documentary film festival in the US by the New York Times, features documentary filmmakers from around the world and focuses on creating a space for filmmakers and film lovers alike to enjoy and discuss the art of documentaries. Full Frame is a program of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. Website

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival– International in scope, NCGLFF focuses on films highlighting and celebrating LGBTQ life. The festival screens short and feature length films as well as documentaries at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Website

Nevermore Film Festival– Screening new horror films that run the gamut from gory to suspenseful, the Nevermore Film Festival has been going strong for over a decade at the Carolina Theatre. Website

Strange Beauty Film Festival – A 3-day exhibition of short films featuring “the strangely beautiful and the beautifully strange”.  Held at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham.  Website

Film Series

Cinema Overdrive– Cinema Overdrive is a monthly series at the Colony Theatre in Raleigh that shows the best and brightest in cult and exploitation films on original 33mm. The series also features great trailer packages and posters made for each screening. Website

Raleigh Underground – Monthly screenings of indie, cult, & experimental films from the 1950’s-1990’s. Previews by contemporary NC filmmakers & video artists.  Facebook

The Cinema, Inc.– Raleigh’s longest running film series and a dedicated non-profit, The Cinema, Inc. brings classic films to the Rialto in Raleigh monthly. Tickets are sold by the season and their line up is quite impressive. Website

Retrofantasma– Retrofantasma is a monthly series of classic horror movies. Showing films as diverse as Dune and Chopping Mall Retrofantasma is bringing films you can’t catch anywhere else around. Monthly at Durham’s Carolina Theatre. Website