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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

Join The Joy, Fun, & Excitement!

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 joy, fun and 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 4th-6th

The place to be for creators and appreciators to see the best talent of 2024!

Get Your Tickets Now! 

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You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the power of creativity! Get your complimentary general admission early bird tickets now and save the dates!


Event Dates October 4th-6th

The place to be for creators and appreciators to see the best talent of 2024!

Volunteers, Vendors & Festival Happenings 

Volunteers are an important component of the Raleigh Film and Art Festival. We rely on dedicated volunteers locally and from around the world to generously devote their time and commitment to the arts. 


Remember to ask your Financial Aid department or look for Raleigh Film and Art Festival in your campus job search.  Let the fun and exciting adventures begin!


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We Are The Change

Meet the Advisory Board of the Raleigh Film and Art Festival! We are thrilled to have our new members join us in our mission to support independent artists and foster community engagement. Their unique skills and experiences will be invaluable to our team.


Our History

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 Community

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, spoken word poetry 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.

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