Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History.

IMPORTANT WORK

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How often does this happen to you? You have IMPORTANT WORK that needs to be done for your film. project. festival. And you even want to do the IMPORTANT WORK for your film. project. festival. But each day, interference arrives in e-mails calling for a quick response; meetings you “must” attend; administrative tasks that chew […]

Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History.

“Annnnd, Action!”

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Did you know that Longleaf folks make films for our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History? No, “the festival” doesn’t make films (and neither does “the museum”), but two festival staffers do. Basically, that would be Jerry Taylor—the cofounder and codirector of Longleaf: a sort of behind-the-camera, behind-the-festival sort of guy—and me. Some […]

Longleaf Film Festival is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History.

The Second Scariest Part

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You’ve been asking . . . what’s the scariest part of hosting a film festival? [Hint: It’s not the zombie films.] Well, today I’ll share the second most daunting part of hosting a film festival (stay tuned for the number one most challenging). That elephant in my psychic room . . . is . . . asking for money. We Need Money? Here’s the […]