Made in Carolinas 2024: Just Kidding Contest

Event will be held on Sept 10th, 2024 at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas

9110 Kings Parade Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

Two theaters will be used…we are calling them the Carolina Theater and the Charlotte Theater


  • All films must be an original work created for the Made In Carolinas 2024: Just Kidding Contest
  • Film must feature a child from birth to 17 years old as star or co-star in the film. The child actor MUST play an integral role in the film.
  • Films must be shot within NC or SC.
  • Any genre is acceptable
  • Films may have a running time of no longer than 5 minutes not including credits
  • All films must have a “friendship bracelet” that must be prominently visible in at least one scene to authenticate that the film was made for MIC event.
  • Films must include the official Carolina Film Community (CFC) logo at the end of the film. Logo provided for download.
  • Films may not be screened or shared publicly before they are officially collected and released by CFC at the screening on September 10th, 2024. To do so would disqualify the film from the contest.
  • All films must be filmed between April 9, 2024 and August 6, 2024. Films MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER than August 6, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
  • All films will be reviewed by an independent panel. The top 15 films (as well as the top 5 student films) will be accepted into the final round of the contest and viewed at our Red Carpet Screening on September 10, 2024.

Carolina Film Community (CFC) retains the rights to publicly screen any films submitted into the Made In Carolinas 2024 Film Project at any time as a means to promote CFC and CFC Film Contests, as well as the filmmaker.

Films should be submitted to or turned into the CFC monthly meetings no later than August 6, 2024.

By entering your film into the contest, Made in Carolinas 2024: Just Kidding, you agree to the terms above.

For more information, email

Entry Fees

$30 entry fee

$15 for student entries (students are recognized as anyone from kindergarten through 12th grade in high school).

Each film submitted will receive one (1) free ticket to the MIC Red Carpet Event on Sept 10, 2024.


To include at the end of your video (only one required):