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


July 1:    Opening Date for 2018 Submissions
October 1:    Early-Bird Deadline ($20)
December 1:    Regular Deadline ($25)


February 1:    Late Deadline ($35)
March 1:    Extended Deadline ($50)
April 13:    Notification Date
May 11–12:    Festival!  Plan to be here.

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The countdown continues . . .

Our next deadline is Thursday, March 1!
Submit your entry now . . .

Watch these highlights of Longleaf 2017.

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