Film, Fun, and Community!

Welcome to the online home of Longleaf Film Festival, an annual juried festival that highlights the stories that connect us all—those made here in North Carolina, and from around the world. Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored and administered by the North Carolina Museum of History.

Please join us on March 3, for the 35th anniversary Asbury Shorts film concert, a FIRST in North Carolina. Some of the world’s best shorts, plus music, craft beer, and more!


January 18, 2017   Longleaf Advisory Board Meeting
February 1, 2017   Last day for late submissions
March 1, 2017   Last day for submissions
March 3, 2017   35th Anniversary Asbury Shorts Film Concert
April 15, 2017   Official selections announced
May 12–13, 2017   Our third annual festival: Plan to be here!


Watch highlights of Longleaf 2016 and look forward to next year’s event!



We believe that making films is making history and that Longleaf Film Festival helps tell the stories that connect us all.



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