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.

The Cleveland County Arts Council is pleased to announce that on July 22-25, 2015 the 16th Annual “Real to Reel International Film Festival” will once again open its doors to embrace filmmakers and film lovers alike.

Located in the heart of North Carolina between Asheville and Charlotte, Cleveland County is right in the middle of it all. The mission of the Real to Reel International Film Festival is to offer a forum for independent film, video and multi-media artists from around the world to showcase their talents and expose the works of these artists to our region.

Visitors to the Joy Performance Center - 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain,
a renovated classic theater from the 1940’s in Kings Mountain, NC can expect to find a great lineup of films from all over the world, a chance to talk with many of the filmmakers and of course a concession stand with all those goodies you would expect to find.

Call 704-484-2787 for information

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Words from Filmmakers:
Curt Wallin of Utah, director of “Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt.” (2011)
“We entered Real to Reel because it holds a reputation as a well-organized festival that has a true understanding of the independent filmmaker."

“Thanks so much for the opportunity to be involved with your festival.  I'm really glad I decided to attend.
You were a great host.  Let's stay in touch.” Marc Masciandaro, writer , director of  "Impostor" (2011)

“Thanks again for letting me be a part of the festival! It was an honor. I'll definitely submit future projects to Real to Reel and will tell the folks in Knoxville that I had a very positive experience. It was great meeting you face to face.” Mitch Moore “Seed of Doubt” (2010)
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