About Us

The Asheville Film Festival celebrates the art of film making! Great film making. The kind of film that can only be described with sentences that end with an exclamation mark! Films that excite, entertain and make us walk out of a theater and say, “I’m changed.” Our goal is to showcase thought-provoking films and offer a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form.

We are dedicated to bringing unique, interesting, quality, challenging and entertaining films to Western NC by providing a cultural hub for an emerging film-artists community to showcase their works to the region’s top producers, peers, investors and viewers.

Just watch as we earn the title of the premiere film festival of Western NC. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging and innovative creative professionals through our annual film festival, summer camp for teen talent, year round online screenings and an extensive community outreach program.

Awards & Prizes

Film Awards

Fan’s Choice
Judge’s Choice
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Student Film
Screenwriting Award
Stephanie Digeno Spirit Award
Asheville Award of Excellence