Our History

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The North Carolina Museum of History initiated the Longleaf Film Festival in 2015 as part of its celebration of the state’s 100-year history of filmmaking, which included a major exhibition, Starring North Carolina!. In its initial year, the free public festival surpassed all expectations in every way.

Longleaf Film Festival explores both historical and contemporary stories that are central to our understanding of how North Carolina fits into the world. We strive to help people recognize the connections between loving movies and loving history.

Follow these links to see how we’re growing:

Year One: 2015
Year Two: 2016
Year Three: 2017

Daniels Auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of History is the main screening area for Longleaf Film Festival.