A Festival of Experimental, Essay, First Person, and Artists' Film

Cosmic Rays is an annual celebration of non-commercial short films
that extend the idea of film as art.

Cosmic Rays is excited by filmmaking that expands our idea of what film is and
what it can be.

Submit your film through Film Freeway any time before Dec. 1st, 2019.

Cosmic Rays screens work that:

Experiments with the formal possibilities of film and video.
Explores hybrid forms and the hard-to-describe spaces between filmmaking modes and genres.
Speaks with a personal or poetic voice, or explores novel ways of telling stories.
Eschews convention and commerce.
Has utopian aspirations and weird friends.

Join us for our film festival on March 5-6, 2020.

The festival will take place at the historic Varsity Theater in downtown Chapel Hill, NC.


MAR 5-7 2020

Varsity Theatre
123 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Nightlight Bar and Club
4051/2 West Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516