The two-day event featured 46 films from around the world, ranging from comedy and animation to documentary and horror.
The festival was founded in 2006 by film producer Nic Beery and graphic artist Jackie Helvey, who strive to feature a variety of films.
“We want a rollercoaster ride of a festival. One five-minute film will be an animation; the next will be a serious documentary about fracking,” Beery said.
The weekend was divided into seven two-hour film blocks. Beery said each block brings in anywhere from 100 to 300 attendees.
Festivalgoers also participated in filmmaking workshops and got to meet some of the filmmakers, including this year’s invited filmmaker, UNC graduate Jon Kasbe.
Kasbe said, from a filmmaker’s perspective, that the Carrboro Film Festival has a sense of community that other festivals lack.
“Film festivals can be lonely places, especially when you just have one short in them that is among hundreds of others,” he said. “It’s easy to go to them and not even be seen. But this is super intimate and special.”
That intimate feeling is also what Carrboro resident David Barber enjoys. Barber said his favorite part of the festival is getting to see some of the locally produced movies.