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Charleston International Film Festival


Every Fall, discover what makes Charleston, South Carolina the destination of choice for art and culture. Join us for an inspiring celebration of the art and science of film and screenwriting, in a city known for its alluring landscapes, enduring architecture, world class cuisine, and unrivaled hospitality.

The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writers and filmmakers, from the U.S. and around the globe in the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina.

The five day event kicks off with an amazing Opening Night reception at the world class Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston, and continues with features, shorts, documentaries and animations of all genre and subject matter. Some of the many past interesting events for attendees have included a screenplay spectacular where live actors bring scripts to life on stage, Q&A's with industry pros Chris Brigham and Laray Mayfield, virtual production, editing, and principles of animation workshops, script to screen seminars, and even camera drone operations. (The Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3non profit organization and offers workshops and seminars free of charge to attendees).

We love to show Filmmakers and Screenwriters some southern hospitality in Charleston. In addition to the above, all are cordially invited to nightly socials, special photography and history tours, participation in interviews and podcasts, daily happy hours and meeting interesting new people in the inventivENVIRONMENTS Lounge, and of course the Awards Ceremony.

Thank you for considering the Charleston International Film Festival for you next project, we would be honored to hear from you. For discount submissions, email, subject line ' Discount Submissions"


Special Screening Added of Cult Classic Film Forbidden Zone (in color!)

As a late addition, the Charleston International Film Festival is beyond excited to announce that thecult classic film FORBIDDEN ZONE (in color!) by director, Richard Elfman, has been added to the schedule, Thursday May 19th at 11 pm at Cinebarre!  Added to the fun, Richard will personally be on hand to perform a brief musical surprise number before thescreening with his modified band Mystic Knights of the Cinebarre-Boingo, and will be available for a Q&A session after the show.   


As if the live performance and film weren’t enough, Richard is bringing some fun stuff to give away to include: 2 Forbidden Zone DVDs (in color) signed by Richard and Danny Elfman, 2 Forbidden Zone DVDs (in black and white with a 20 minute interview and documentary), signed by Richard and Danny Elfman, 1 Forbidden Zone large movie poster, signed by Richard, Danny, and Marie-Pasale Elfman (Frenchy), and Matthew Bright (Squeezit Henderson and member of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo), 2 Forbidden Zone 11x17 movie posters, signed by Richard, Danny, and Marie Elfman, and Matthew Bright, and 2 Jenna Elfman autographed photos. Anybody want to race to the theater?


Made in 1982, FORBIDDEN ZONE is a musical comedy based on the stage performances of the band the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. The 31-year-old film has been totally restored in color and rereleased for its fans.  The film follows Frenchy and Flash Hercules as they enter the alternate universe of the Sixth Dimension.  Elfman, along with his brother Danny, founded the band the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo in 1975. Now a filmmaker, Elfman says he is very excited to have his little film showcased in the Charleston International Film Festival.


Tickets are available online at or by contacting the Charleston International Film Festival office at (843) 817-1617.  Price per screening block is $10.00; however, enter promo code FZ for $5 tickets to Forbidden Zone.  Festival passes are available good for access to all screenings, panels and parties (excluding the awards dinner) for $99.


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