What You Need to Know About the Beaufort International Film Festival

Throughout the year, there are many fantastic events and festivals that take place in Beaufort, SC. However, moviegoers from all over the nation flock to our Lowcountry paradise each February to attend the Beaufort International Film Festival. This unbelievable celebration of cinema and film has been rated as one of the “Top 100 Film Festivals” in the nation showcases a wide variety of unique films that are sure to delight audiences from all walks of life. Whether you’re a dedicated film fan or looking for something fun and unique to add to your South Carolina itinerary, you certainly won’t want to miss the Beaufort International Film Festival!

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More About the Beaufort International Film Festival 2019

The Beaufort Film Festival 2019 is scheduled to take place February 19th-24th and is quickly shaping up to be the festival’s best year yet!  Now in its 13th year, the festival continues in its mission to enliven the community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for the art of filmmaking. It is also a place for aspiring filmmakers to present their best work and possibly get “discovered.” Since its inception, the festival has welcomed hundreds of filmmakers and thousands upon thousands of attendees from 31 states and four countries!

2019 attendees can look forward to a wide variety of incredible films including independent movies, musicals, animation, documentaries, and much more. After watching your favorite movies, you’ll also be invited to converse with and ask the filmmaker questions about their project. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the art of film in the very place major productions such as “Forrest Gump,” “Big Chili,” and “Prince of Tides” were filmed.

Awards at the Beaufort International Film Festival

What is a film festival without handing out rewards to truly spectacular works of art? Each year, awards are presented in the categories as follows:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary (Feature and Short)
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Animation
  • Best Screenplays
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Director
  • Best Comedy
  • Audience Choice

While finalists for the 2019 Beaufort International Film Festival will not be announced until December 15th, 2018, some nominees have already been selected for awards!

Paul Sorvino, a famed actor, author, opera singer, and sculptor will be honored with the Career Achievement in Film and Television Award.

A Charleston, SC-based hairstylist and makeup artist by the name of Joyce Gilliard will also be honored at the festival with the Behind The Scenes Award.

Need a Place to Stay? You’re Invited to the Cuthbert House Inn

After spending a fun-filled day at the Beaufort International Film Festival, we invite you to come back and relax in our beautiful and historic bed and breakfast located right on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Cuthbert House, formerly an antebellum mansion built for the Cuthbert family, now stands as one of Beaufort’s most popular and romantic inns. During your stay with us, you’ll be spoiled with famous Southern hospitality and charm, thoughtful amenities, and a delicious hot breakfast served every morning.

Have you seen The Federal Room? This luxury bay front abode features a king-sized canopy rice bed with stunning water views, a marble shower and an antique footed tub in the private bathroom, a fireplace to stay warm on those chilly nights, and more. It’s everything you’ll need and more for a truly memorable getaway to Beaufort, SC.

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