Charlotte Film Festival returns to in-person event with variety of screenings

The Charlotte Film Society is set to hold its 13th Charlotte Film Festival (CFF) in person October 13-17, 2021 at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14.

The Charlotte Film Festival is excited to continue the tradition of the live, in-person festival, featuring the best of independent cinema, and local and regional premiere film screenings

It will open on October 13th, 2021 with a screening of the upcoming A24 distributed film The Humans written and directed by Stephen Karam (based on his Tony award-winning play).

Featured stars are Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb Synopsis: “Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, The Humans explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.”

The festival will screen over 100 additional films, both short and feature-length, from around the world over the course of the 5-day festival.

“We are excited to be back in person for our 13th festival and ready to bring the Charlotte region some of the best feature and short films that are on the festival circuit,” said Jay Morong, Festival Director of the 2021 Charlotte Film Festival.

The Charlotte Film Festival will also continue to use its festival footprint to highlight films from around the world for social change, as well as educate and support excluded communities through the presentation of their stories. As always, the festival encourages its audience to “Discover Different.”

Due to the currently mandated Mecklenburg County policy, the festival will require all attendees to wear masks at and during all indoor events and screenings that are part of the festival. Additional COVID safety protocols may be put in place as the need arises due to changes in city, county or state mandates.

To stay up to date on all film, schedule and ticket announcements follow @CltFilmFest on Twitter, @charlottefilmfestival on Instagram and on Facebook. You can also find additional information at their website

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