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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 13     Official selections announced—Tune in LIVE!
  April 18     Film and events schedule announced
  April 23     Registration opens for workshops and receptions
  May 11       Longleaf 2018 kicks off!
                               Films, films, FILMS!
                               Filmmaker’s reception
                               Our first outdoor screening!
  May 12       Longleaf 2018 continues
                               More films
                               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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