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Cinematic Moments: Five fall film festivals bring independent movies to the mountains
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Asheville Film Festival

September 16

This festival showcases thought-provoking movies geared to the entire community. The 45 films include ones shot in WNC as well as nationally and internationally. >> Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Rd.; film screenings 10 a.m.-5 p.m., red carpet 7-8 p.m., awards show 8-9 p.m.; $10/$25 VIP;

Footcandle Film Festival

September 22-24

With about 30 films over the course of a weekend, Hickory’s Footcandle Film Festival promises unique and engaging entertainment, with awards for the best movies. >> Drendel Auditorium, SALT Block, 243 3rd Ave. NE; $5 each film/$50 all features/ $85 all-access/$15 opening event/$30 awards dinner;

Boone Film Festival

September 28 & 30

Celebrating Appalachian adventures, environments, and cultures, the Boone Film Festival features matinées and evening screenings, along with an awards ceremony. Actor/musician Patrick Wilkinson will emcee. >> Youth category screening September 28, Ross Auditorium, 300 Go Pioneers Dr.; all others take place September 30 at ASU’s Schaefer Center, 733 Rivers St.; $15/$10 students/$50 VIP;

5Point Adventure Film Festival

October 6-9

One of the best adventure film fests in the country, 5Point will revisit Asheville for a weekend featuring over 50 short films and world premiers, concerts, a river cleanup, outdoor yoga, and a youth adventure program. >> Daytime fun will be held in multiple locations, with screenings at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, October 7 & 8, 7-10 p.m.; 87 Haywood St.; many events free/pricing varies by film;

Tryon International Film Festival

October 27-29

This festival presents a weekend of local and international movies, with over 30 screenings, eight awards, and an opening night gala. A special showing of Three Days in August, a film by Canadian/American writer and producer Jonathan Brownlee, will be featured. >> Various venues & times; $20 one day/$35 two days;

Photograph (film fest) by Garner Dewey