Nevermore Film Festival Comes to the Carolina Theatre February 25-27

January 28, 2022 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC, January 28, 2022—The Carolina Theatre of Durham presents its Nevermore Film Festival February 25-27. The Nevermore Film Festival will take place in-person and virtually. The virtual festival is February 25-March 3. This will be the 23rd year of presenting the Nevermore Film Festival.

The Nevermore Film Festival showcases narrative features and shorts from around the world—with an emphasis on horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation, mystery/suspense, and action-thrillers. The festival was named a “Top 100 Film Festival” by FilmFreeway and “One of the Best Horror Film Festivals in the World” by Dread Central. Nevermore has gained an international reputation as one of the premiere genre festivals in the USA.

The 2021 Nevermore Film Festival was held virtually due to COVID-19 and screened 72 films—becoming the highest-attended and highest-grossing edition in its 22 years, with more than 3,400 attendees across 10 states. The Carolina Theatre of Durham expects a higher attendance in 2022 with its hybrid festival.

The 2022 edition contains 59 feature and short films, including 52 North Carolina premieres, five United States premieres, and one world premiere. More than 30 artists are anticipated to attend the festival.

Highlights this year include the award-winning The Andy Baker Tape from director Bret Lada, the Estonian creature feature Kratt, the United Kingdom’s 60’s Gothic psychedelic Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes, and the Nevermore Jury Award-winning “Best Short Film” Tim Travers and the Time Traveler’s Paradox.

With more than 30 categories in competition, a full list of Nevermore Jury Award-winning films will be published on February 5th. Audiences will be able to participate in voting for their favorites during both the in-person and virtual festivals. Winners will be announced on February 28, 2022.

“Nevermore is a very important festival this year for many filmmakers,” says Jim Carl, Senior Director of Film at the Carolina Theatre. “This will be the first in-person screening for many of these movies. They may have screened at other festivals, but only virtually. And Nevermore will be the first physical screening with a live audience that many filmmakers have experienced since before the lockdown. It’s an experience they’ve sorely missed.”

Individual tickets for the in-person Nevermore Film Festival are $12 and passes are $100. Individual tickets may be purchased online at or at the theater’s box office. Passes will only be available at the box office. Virtual tickets are $10 per film and passes are $80. Virtual tickets and passes can be purchased at

The Carolina Theatre requires all guests to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entering the building. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

The Carolina Theatre has also implemented multiple safety measures including upgrading its air filtration systems to hospital-grade, adding enhanced cleaning methods and touchless payment options, and increasing the number of hand sanitizer stations around the building.




About The Carolina Theatre of Durham:

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at


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