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.



May 14, 2016   Awards announced!
July 1, 2016   Longleaf 2017 opens for submissions
May 12–13, 2017   Our third annual festival: Plan to be here!


As filmmakers and movie fans, you know how many outstanding films are being made and you know that they come from all over the world—not just Hollywood sound stages. In addition, we know that making films is making history.

We believe that Longleaf Film Festival helps tell the stories that connect us all.