Beyond: The Cary Film Festival

  • Dates: 9/5/2024, 9/6/2024, 9/7/2024, 9/8/2024
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Location: Cary
  • Address: 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511


Entering our 7th year, BEYOND organizers invite emerging filmmakers to submit their screenplays and short films under 40 minutes in length. In September 2023, 22 films were invited for competition and screened alongside select advance release films. The festival also included an exciting lineup of workshops and filmmaker panel conversations. 2024 festival submissions will open in February 2024.

BEYOND takes place in fast-growing Cary, N.C., a tech hub known for our hospitality. Films in competition have the chance to win awards in categories: 1) Best Narrative Short; 2) Best Doc Short; 3) Best Student Short; 4) Best N.C. Filmmaker Short; 5) People’s Choice; and 6) Grand Jury Winner.