About Us

What is CFC, Anyway?

Carolina Film Community (formerly known as Charlotte Film Community) is a gathering of the Carolinas’ actors, directors, producers, talent agents, coaches, crew, you name it! This group meets monthly with other like-minded individuals with the goal of creating more film in North and South Carolina. By creating film together, we give the Carolinas the reputation of an area that loves film, is experienced in creating a film,  and is ready to put out more film into the world.

Mission

Our mission is to Meet, Create & Grow film in the Carolinas!

MEET

CFC brings the local film industry together to create energy and excitement through monthly networking opportunities and in-house film contests.

CREATE

CFC serves as the starting point for those interested in filmmaking and even those experienced in filmmaking to create new film projects; help each other get projects off the ground; stand by as a collective support for new work

GROW 

CFC is able to get film projects started and created in the Carolina area by showing the city and the world that we have a thriving, powerful, growing film community!

Our Story

Carolina Film Community, formerly known as Charlotte Film Community, began over a decade ago in April of 2009.

This grassroots effort to meet, create, and grow film in the Charlotte area began as just an idea between  friends who loved film. Each time they worked on a film, they realized how much they loved being surrounded by other creatives and felt that others may feel that same way. 

 

Juli Emmons, Maggie Sargent, and Haven Wagner decided to reach out and see if there was  an interest in Charlotte for a group like this. They were pleasantly surprised when the first CFC  meeting had over 130 people in attendance. 

 

The Charlotte area had many people who were just waiting for an opportunity like this to meet and network with others in the industry! 

 

Over the years, and as film incentives changed for North Carolina, the Charlotte Film Community decided to expand to include North Carolina as well as South Carolina and in doing so, rebranded itself as Carolina Film Community. 

 

Since its inception,  CFC has continued to provide a community atmosphere that encourages networking and collaboration with others in the area to grow film in the Carolinas.

CFC's Awards

  • 2018 AMG Heritage Awards BEST EDUCATIONAL GROUP Nominee
  • 2017 AMG Heritage Awards BEST SPECIAL EVENT
  • 2016 AMG Heritage Awards BEST EDUCATIONAL GROUP
  • 2015 AMG Heritage Awards BEST EDUCATIONAL GROUP
  • 2015 AMG Heritage Awards BEST SPECIAL EVENT Nominee
  • 2015 Elevate Lifestyle BEST EDUCATIONAL GROUP
  • 2014 Elevate Lifestyle BEST CREATIVE GATHERING

CFC in the Press

  • March 2019 — Interview with Francene Marie on the Francene Marie Show 
  • August 2017 — Interview with Francene Marie on the Francene Marie Show 
  • March 2017 — Interview with The Jones Zone Podcast 
  • 2016 — Fox News interview for Made in Carolinas 2016 Film Festival 
  • August 2015 — WBTV Morning Show interview 
  • August 2015 — Interview with Mike Collins on WFAE Charlotte Talks Radio Show 
  • August 2015 — WBTV interview
  • September 2015 — CFC child actors named in My Carolina Town magazine: “Charlotte’s Rising Stars”
  • June 2015 — Today’s Charlotte Woman“Film Fatales” in the Charlotte area (pg. 26-31) 
  • May 2015 — Close-Up with Patti Mercer 
  • December 2014 — FOX46 Carolinas feature
  • October 2014 — My Carolina Town Magazine feature: “Making a Difference”
  • January 2014 — Carolina Kid News 
  • September 2013 — Entertainment Empire Magazine
  • August 2013 — Film Incentives Panel hosted by CFC
  • June 2013 — Cover story of Today’s Charlotte Woman magazine: A Tale of Two Drama Queens (pg. 16-17) 
  • July 2012 — Fox News Rising 
  • January 2012 — Fox News Rising 
Founder Juli Emmons promotes Carolina Film Community’s Made in Carolinas 2016 Film Festival on Fox 46 News.