#9. Asheville


For three strong years Asheville, NC hosted the world’s only film festival exclusively devoted to the action genre. The inaugural ActionFest, began in the spring 2010 and honored those who make action cinema possible, from filmmakers to stuntmen and fight choreographers.

ActionFest, held at at The Carolina Asheville theater, featured about 50 screenings of classic action movies of all periods and included an appearance by karate champion and action superstar Chuck Norris. The event also included a competition section juried by genre experts from around the country including award recipient Norris and stunt displays.

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But in 2013 organizers of ActionFest said they would not hold the event and were taking time off to re-work things. We’re hoping that we haven’t seen the last of ActionFest.

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