CFA General Meeting – Dec 10th @ Crowne Plaza, Charleston Airport - Convention Center
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This exciting end of year soiree will also feature news from the Film Commission, a Legislative Update from our Lobbyists at TT&B, Hors d’oeuvres, & Prizes for Harry’s Famous Film Trivia Contest! Join us!

CFA Members get in free. Non-members – $10

Photo of Harry and the Usual Suspects
Harry and the Usual Suspects
Tompkins, Thompson and Brown
Tompkins, Thompson and Brown




Beaufort International Film Festival 2024 @ USCB Center for the Arts
Feb 20 – Feb 25 all-day
Beaufort International Film Festival 2024 @ USCB Center for the Arts | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

The mission of the Beaufort International Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

In 2007 the Beaufort Regional Film Commission presented the inaugural Beaufort Film Festival. The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre to include independent film, music, animation, short and long features, documentaries, and screenwriting.It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful “film-friendly” region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands.

For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and many more. Through this festival we will reintroduce our sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers.

The 2023 BIFF was a big success with over 12,000 people attending from 36 states and 6 countries. Over 60 films were showcased including several world premieres. BIFF is consistently ranked in the top 100 of the Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the World by FilmFreeway.

Film Electrician Training – March 22-24 @ High Output
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The South Carolina Film Commission will hold a three-day FILM ELECTRICIAN TRAINING March 22-24 at High Output in Charleston, SC.

The program is free for eligible South Carolina residents. 

Led by Gaffer John David Reynolds and a team of experienced Production Electricians, participants will receive a basic but comprehensive introduction to the workings of an Electric Department for Film and Television. 

Trainees must have some production and/or electrical experience. Other requirements are listed on the application; please review and only apply if you meet all criteria and are serious about becoming a Set or Rigging Electrician on Film and Video Productions.
Film & Video Production incorporates hundreds of skills many have already learned in other occupations and industries, so is ideal for workers seeking second careers, military veterans, and those entering the workforce. Applications must be submitted by March 19. Space is limited.


PLEASE NOTE: Slots may be filled before applications are closed on March 19 to give selected trainees ample time to schedule travel, etc. We’ll make every effort to keep slots open up to March 19, but there is no guarantee and completing your application as soon as possible is recommended.