Film, Fun, and Community!

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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. We believe that making films is making history and that Longleaf Film Festival helps tell the stories that connect us all.
Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored and administered by the North Carolina Museum of History.

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Upcoming dates and deadlines


April 2     Registration opens for panels and receptions
April 13     Official selections announced—
                              Watch our live-stream announcement!
April 18     Film schedule announced
May 11     Longleaf 2018 kicks off!
                              Films, films, FILMS!
                              Reception for filmmakers and friends
                              Our first outdoor screen block!
May 12     Longleaf 2018 continues
                              More films
                              Panel discussions on Women in Film and distribution
                              Awards Ceremony
                              Our annual that’s a Wrap Party at . . .
                                   Oak & Dagger Public House

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Watch these highlights of Longleaf 2017.

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