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21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival vcalling for entries

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Call for Entries

Accepting films in all categories!

The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC is proud to announce that entries for the 21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival are now being accepted.

Earlybird Deadline: February 7th
Regular Deadline: March 6th
Late Deadline: April 17th
Extended Deadline: May 15th
Event Date: July 22 – 25, 2020

The Real to Reel International Film Festival, held at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, NC, showcases the talent and diversity of filmmakers and offers contestants the opportunity to compete for cash prizes in four categories.
Film submissions can be of any genre or style.

Organized by the Cleveland County Arts Council, the goal of
the Real to Reel International Film Festival is to showcase thought-provoking films and offer a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form.

Real to Reel offers filmmakers 2 free passes to the festival and complimentary drinks at the festival plus a filmmaker gift bag.
Attending filmmakers are encouraged to introduce their film and invited to do a Q&A session following their film. Plus you'll be in the midst of a truly appreciative, enthusiastic and educated audience.
Award announcement party follows final film, expect food, drinks, music and networking!


Submit Now!










Real to Reel Kids Fest!
In partnership with
KidSenses Children's
Selected films will screen
on July 25th, 10am-12pm
-Films for Children
-Films by Children (14 & under)
(no subtitles on films in these
2 categories please, english only)




    • Documentary
    • Feature Length (Over 60 mins)
    • Shorts (Under 60 mins)
    • Animation
    • Films for Children (any category)
    • Films by Children (under 14, any category)


    • (1) Best of Fest $1000
    • (4) "Best of Category" Awards $500
    • (4) "Best of Category" Student Awards $250
    • (1) Audience Choice $300
    • (1) Best of North Carolina $250
    • (1) Best Film by a Child (14 & under) $100

Visit for more information or call 704-484-2787.



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