Chapel Hill, NC - (October 4, 2021)  – Film Fest 919 is proud to announce the program for its highly-anticipated 4th edition, which takes place as a live, in-person event October 18-24, 2021.

Film Fest 919 (FF919) embodies the true spirit of a film festival, presenting a diverse breadth of compelling features to the area’s enthusiastic, film-loving audience. Showcasing the season’s most talked-about films selected by Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, audiences will have an opportunity to see awards-worthy films early on.

As previously announced, FF919 kicks off the week on Monday, October 18 with the Spotlight Award presentation to multi-award-winning songwriter Diane Warren. The evening will include a Conversation with Diane and a special laser show presentation of her hit tunes at the Drive In at Carraway Village.

Film Fest 919 will then launch into Opening Night on Tuesday, October 19 with Warner Bros. Pictures’ critically acclaimed drama KING RICHARD, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, written by Zach Baylin and starring two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith as an undeterred father who, along with his family’s unwavering resolve and unconditional belief, delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends: Venus and Serena Williams.

The Fest will close Sunday, October 24 with SPENCER, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Kristen Stewart who gives a fearless and deeply committed performance in this imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days of Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate that led to the eventual dissolution of Charles and Diana’s marriage.

To read the full press release click here. For the complete Film Fest 919 Schedule, download the pdf below.