Raleigh Film & Art Festival
The Best Talent Of 2021
The Raleigh Film and Art Festival is an organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, we discover, support, and inspire independent film, theater, and visual artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
The Raleigh Film & Art Festival is a creative explosion and a wonderful exploration of the arts. This three-day event includes amazing venues showcasing filmmakers, painters, tattoo artists, jewelry makers, fashion designers, live music, spoken word, playwrights, panels/seminars, and networking. At the largest University in North Carolina.
The place to be for creators and appreciators to see the best talent of 2021!
Event Date: October 1st - 3rd
The Raleigh Arts and Sciences Academy provides high school-aged students with high impact, personalized, online learning experiences mentored by top scholars and practitioners in a variety of Arts and Sciences related topics.
Our 5 week-long programs include:
- A variety of topics and session dates to choose from
One 60 - 90 min live video sessions per week.
Asynchronous assignments and direct online feedback and question answering.
A personalized approach to learning with small cohort sizes and personalize communication with instructors (cohort limited to 5 students per course)
Courses that target fundamental topics
Emphasis on exploration and a finished product
Certificate issued upon successful completion of each course
Academy Voice is a series of in-depth discussions with various award-winning Oscar Academy members throughout the year leading up to the festivals. This is a chance for Academy members to share their experiences as professional filmmakers with our subscribers, arts community, students & more.
Jason Stalman is known for his work on Isle of Dogs (2018), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Corpse Bride (2005).
Julia Bacha is a Peabody and Guggenheim award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and the Creative Director at Just Vision, a nonprofit that highlights the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality.
An award-winning Kenyan-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2020).
Don't miss all the amazing interview's as Jordan sits down with the super talented. Lucy Alibar An American screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild with Benh Zeitlin.
Don't miss our interview with Oscar Academy member: From high school drop out to university professor, Ka’ramuu Kush earned his reputation as a self-taught creator of independent short form cinema before earning top honors at AFI Conservatory.
An American filmmaker and professor at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is best known for her films Variety (1983) and Handsome Harry (2009)
Andy London is a writer, director, animator, educator, and co-founder of London Squared
Pamela Pettler is an American screenwriter, television producer and television writer. In television, she has written episodes for ABC Weekend Specials, Charles in Charge, CBS Summer Playhouse, Clueless, Saved by the Bell
The RFAF Film and Art Program has supported and championed many of the leading independent creatives of the past years whose distinctive, singular films and solo shows have engaged audiences worldwide. The unique vision of each filmmaker is embraced, encouraging a rigorous creative process with a focus on original and deeply resonant storytelling.
The guiding values of risk-taking, experimentation, and freedom of expression have broadened the program to include American and international artists in more meaningful and vibrant dialogue across cultural and geographic boundaries. Over the years, the Art and Film Program has evolved to provide in-depth and year-round support to the next generation of artists and filmmakers, from development through distribution, and has become an international and local model for supporting artists around the world.
Our supporters are a community of passionate individuals and organizations that are united in their support of our mission to advance the work of independent artists in film, theater, and music and to share their stories with the world. A community that understands a fresh perspectives from visionary storytellers are essential for a healthy and vibrant society.