2023 Grand Motoring FILM FESTIVAL

Now entering its seventh year, the Grand Motoring Film Festival has established itself as North America’s premier event, celebrating the intersection of the automotive and cinematic arts.  And for the second year in a row, this iconic event is handing the keys to the most exciting up-and-coming filmmakers in the automotive world with its second juried awards program.

The Grand Motoring Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening November 2nd at Hilton Head Island’s world-class Arts Center of Coastal Carolina with our signature mix of red-carpet elegance and high-octane excitement.

A VIP Filmmaker reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and static displays of classic and collector cars starts off the event. When the curtain goes up attendees will enjoy a curated selection of fascinating motoring films, our awards program, and the headliner feature film.

With this year’s event looking to top last year’s in both prestige and elegance, Grand Motoring Film Festival is actively seeking out bold new cinematic explorations of the automotive arts, regardless of length or format.  Priority will be given to films that have yet to premiere and would debut during the festival. Consideration for the feature presentation will be weighed based on availability of the featured vehicle, filmmaker or subject.

Grand Motoring Film Festival finalists and winners will represent the best documentaries, web videos, brand films, TV shows and more, and entries across the landscape of automotive culture are invited to submit. If your work shares our love of horsepower, make plans to join us November 2-3 on Hilton Head Island for high octane screenings and awards program!

Opening Night:  Grand Motoring Film Festival Showcase  
5:00pm-9:30pm Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

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Friday Screenings:  November 3 will see additional screenings and Q&A sessions with filmmakers at Coligny Theatre from 10:00am to 5:00pm with short and feature length films. Thursday Showcase event pass holders will have priority seating for Friday screenings. There is no admission fee for Friday screenings however a donation to charity suggested.

Want to show off your classic or collector car to share the spotlight – and premium onsite parking – on November 2/3 in Hilton Head?  Register your vehicle with Grand Motoring today!

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