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Press Inquiries

We would be happy to assist you with story ideas, on-site visits, interviews, photography and video footage.

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Violet Arth, Dir. of Marketing
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S. Washington St.
Shelby, NC 28150
704-481-1822 fax

2020 Press Release

Real to Reel News!    

2004 Real to Reel Film Festival Alum "Mardi Gras: Made in China", David Redmon, Writer, Director. Accepted to Sundance Film Festival and nominated for Grand Jury Prize, and a New York Time's Critics Pick.

2007 Best Professional Documentary winner "Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa" directed by Jeremy Stulberg. Distributed in the US for television by the Sundance Channel in 2008.

2007 Best Professional Feature "Mojave Phone Booth" written & directed by John Putch. Distributed in the US by Westlake Entertainment Group in 2008.

2008 Best Professional Feature winner "The Flyboys" Rocco DeVilliers, director.
Gained distribution by ACE Entertainment (France), Halcyon Pictures (UK), Bliss Media (China).

2010 Best of Fest "Lunatics Lovers & Poets", Directed by John Scoular. Distributed in the US by Dalton Pictures.

2011 Best Professional Documentary winner "The City Dark", Ian Cheney, director. Distributed in the US by Argot Pictures

2015 Best Animated Film Winner "The Present" animator Jacob Frey has gone on to work on films such as "Zootopia" and "Secret Life of Pets" and "the Present" was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

2015 Real to Reel alumnus Chadwick Boseman "Blood Over a Broken Pawn" (2008) selected as the Black Panther in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

2016 Best Student/Amateur Animation - "Another Everest" Was selected for the Cannes Film Festival

2017 Real to Reel Official Selection "DEEJ" has won a Peabody Award and been Nominated for an Emmy!

2020 Real to Reel Press Release

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