About Longleaf Film Festival

A 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 year six, Longleaf continues to grow, with more than 200 people attending Movies-N-Moonlight, and around 1,000 people attending the free two-day festival in 2019. We screened 59 films this past year, organized two panels, hosted a public reception for filmmakers, and enjoyed copious amounts of popcorn before the public Wrap Party.

Longleaf 2020 will be held at the museum on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. 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.