Festival Information

Longleaf Film Festival-- North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, May 11-12, 2019.

Seating is not guaranteed in any particular venue or for any particular film block or film;  ALL seating is on a first-available basis.

*Note: While the independent films shown at Longleaf are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), most would fall within the PG-13 range.  Films that may fall outside the PG-13 range are noted in festival schedules. Films that contain nonsexual nudity will be noted, as well.


Face coverings and masks are currently optional for visitors and staff at the North Carolina Museum of History. However, due to tight seating arrangements in some venues and prolonged exposure during Longleaf's two-hour film blocks, protection is suggested.


General information and schedules for screenings and events have been posted! So, scroll down for information about this year’s free and in-person festival, our eighth annual celebration, to be held at the North Carolina Museum of History on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, 2022.

As usual, our festival weekend includes a Friday afternoon film block followed by a public reception for filmmakers and friends and our outdoor Movies-N-Moonlight screening block. On Saturday, films are screened in several locations of the museum, plus we have workshops and panels. The evening concludes with our annual awards presentation and an off-site “Wrap Party” at a nearby pub. Plus popcorn!

And, rest assured:

  • Longleaf is #FREE to attend;
  • Longleaf popcorn is #FREE to eat; and
  • Longleaf shows films on three screens—do you know how many choices that is?

Remember to join our conversations about all things Longleaf:

Information for festival attendees!


Spend Saturday with Longleaf, and

don’t worry about Saturday lunch:

We’ll have Cary catering company's Designer Eats food truck parked outside from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.—
Their options include southern cooked seafood and “some of the best sides on the East Coast”!


Information for filmmakers

Follow these links to find specialized information for filmmakers: