Calling all movie enthusiasts and fellow filmophiles! Here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, our picturesque landscape has composed the stunning backdrop of many cinematic masterpieces such as Forrest Gump, The Great Santini, and Rules of Engagement. But, these featured films are not the only works that showcase our riverside community. Each year, the Beaufort International Film Festival includes indie productions created by up-and-coming directors and screenwriters. Typically held in late February, enjoying a movie screening at this event will make a wonderful addition to your getaway!
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Beaufort International Film Festival & Everything You Need to Know
One of our most popular annual celebrations here in Beaufort is the International Film Festival at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts. This five-day extravaganza movie enthusiast’s event showcases a variety of short and full-feature films for you to enjoy!
Who Sponsors the Event
Each year, the Beaufort International Film Festival would not be a success without the efforts of its sponsors, of which the Cuthbert House Inn and the Beaufort Film Society. The latter, a non-profit organization strives to “provide the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.” In addition, this members-only club sponsors other events throughout the year to create a film culture in Beaufort. If you wish to become a member and support their efforts, review the membership guidelines!
Activities to Enjoy
During the Beaufort International Film Festival, there’s no shortage of captivating ways to immerse yourself. Begin the festivities at the Opening Night Reception and converse with the talented minds who created each film. You can also join the indie filmmakers for the exclusive Cheese & Wine Reception at the Center for the Arts. On the final evening, put together your best red-carpet look and attend the black-tie awards presentation!
How to Maximize Your Experience
If you wish to experience all 20 movies, inquire about our Film Festival Package upon reserving your room. This seasonal special includes an exclusive pass to each of the screenings, the receptions, and the award ceremony. Since we’re conveniently located around the corner from the Beaufort International Film Festival, some of the directors, screenwriters, and even the actors stay with us. You may have the chance to speak with these creative artists at our bed and breakfast!
Book Your Stay at The Cuthbert House Inn
Once you’ve experienced the Beaufort International Film Festival, head back to your accommodation at our bayfront bed and breakfast. We offer a gorgeous selection of guest rooms and suites, each of which showcases natural light and restored antiques. We invite you to browse our stunning retreats and reserve the ideal one for your getaway. After you book, you’ll have easy access to the many downtown attractions, locally owned restaurants, and even where the movies were filmed in Beaufort. Plan your next trip with us this year!