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.



April 15, 2016  Screening selections and schedule announced
April 28, 2016 Registration opens for special festival events!
May 14, 2016   Award winners announced after the concluding film block of the festival
July 1, 2016      Longleaf 2017 opens for submissions


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

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