Fact: Action movies, backed by a dedicated, worldwide fan base easily take top honors as the number one film genre. Sharing the need for speed, rabid fans crave movies where cars crash, buildings explode and faces get kicked six ways to Sunday. More than a joyride gone amuck, action films account for six of the top ten highest grossing films of all ti...me. However, in the world of film festivals, action films are often relegated to midnight screenings and are constantly snubbed by critics.
Action cinema finally has a home at ActionFest, the world's only film festival devoted exclusively to action films. ActionFest celebrates the genre by showcasing the latest and the best in action cinema from all over the world for four wild days at The Carolina Asheville in beautiful, Asheville, NC.
We're out to show that action films can not only be art, but they're easily one of the best forms of pure cinema. Jaw-dropping martial arts moves, gritty crime thrillers and the latest in blazing gunplay and pyrotechnics from around the world prove that action films are a universal language that can excite any audience in any place in any language.