About Longleaf Film Festival

Facebook Profile picA free-to-attend film festival that highlights the best short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films in a place that recognizes filmmakers and film fans DO make history—this is Longleaf. Our weekend festival screens films that demonstrate a Tar Heel State connection, through the people involved in making them or through their subject.

The North Carolina Museum of History, which strives to tell the stories that connect us all, serves as home base for Longleaf Film Festival. Entering its fourth year, Longleaf continues to grow, with more than 900 people attending the free two-day festival in 2017. We screened 60 films this past year, organized four workshops, hosted a private reception for filmmakers, and held our first public Wrap Party. The online and social media impact also continued to grow, with exposure on the festival’s website, existing Facebook and Instagram accounts, and a new Twitter account.

2016 Longleaf Film Festival, May 13, 2016
A display of colorful posters, many from official selections for Longleaf 2016, illustrate the variety of entries to the festival.

Longleaf 2018 will be held at the museum on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. Share in the fun and to help us promote the art and craft of filmmaking and the passion of film to fans in Raleigh, the Triangle, and beyond.