Festival Information

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

Festival tickets do not guarantee seating 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.


Check back as we get closer to our festival dates of May 13 and 14 and learn all the details about Longleaf 2022. We are already planning, fingers crossed, for an in-person event and look forward to seeing you at our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History.

Generally, 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?

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Information for filmmakers

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