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Our Mission


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, poetry and visual artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. 

Latest Arts Activities

 Special Message from N.C. Governor Roy Cooper

The Raleigh Film & Art Festival is a creative explosion and a wonderful exploration of the arts. This three-day event includes amazing venues showcasing the best Shorts, Feature, Mid-length, High School & Collage Student, New Music Videos, Animated, Experimental, Cinematography, Special Effects, Documentary films and more. At the largest University in North Carolina.

Experience the excitement with over 200 independent films, networking, panel discussions and Q&As, conversations with award-winning film makers, visual artists, captivating spoken word performances, live music, crafters and much more.


You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the power of creativity! 


October 6th-8th

The place to be for creators and appreciators to see the best talent of 2023!

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The Raleigh Film and Art Festival is also excited to launch its 'Reignite the Arts' fundraiser initiative as part of this year's festival activities. The goal is to raise $251k and make an impact on the independent Arts community, both locally and abroad! All donations and proceeds will go towards creating grants for independent film, theater, spoken word, visual artists and to create more opportunities for the arts.

Our Voice

The Poetic JustUS Podcast and The Raleigh Film & Art Festival have joined forces!

This partnership is to broaden the audience for creatives within a community of poets, film writers, filmmakers, and visual artists by offering opportunities to be interviewed and highlighted on a media broadcasting platform that reaches around the world!.