It all started almost 10 years ago…
When the Restaino family decided to combine their love of films with the science of cancer research in honor of their son, Joe. That sentimental idea blossomed into the Joedance Film Festival we know and love today!
Power of Cinema
The Joedance Film Festival is a multicultural festival that screens award-winning, original films created by directors, producers, writers, and actors with a North Carolina or South Carolina connection. Over the years, we’ve learned so much about the art of filmmaking. We have a deep appreciation for the talent of local filmmakers and we’re honored they continue to share their talents with us each year!
This year, on our 10th anniversary, we’ve teamed up with Arts+ to continue to celebrate and showcase the local art culture of Charlotte. We’re honored that the Arts+ Essemble will be playing during the Thursday receptions at the 2019 Joedance Film Festival on August 1st for the Cultural Arts Evening.
Supporting Local Art
Over the past 10 years, we’ve received tremendous support from the community including local artists, filmmakers, and foundations. We’d like to thank everyone from The Charlotte Ballet (our new venue) to local artists like the Sozo Gallery and all those involved in the Arts+ program. Charlotte is a city with a vibrant art’s culture and we’re honored to be a part of that community!
Joedance Jam 2019
Before we celebrate the talent of local filmmakers at our festival in August, join us at Suffolk Punch for Joedance Jam! Enjoy music from Chris Moreno of Nashville as well as the Josey Wails Band and The Sammies from Charlotte. It will be one of the best parties in town and $1 from every beer sold between 4pm and 7pm will be donated to
Joedance to help us in our fight against rare pediatric cancers. Tickets are selling out for our 10th annual film festival August 1-3! If you haven’t
bought your tickets, do so today before they sell out! Ticket Link HERE