Longleaf 2019: Special Events and Panels


Click here for a general history of Longleaf 2019 . . .
Click here for a list of all Longleaf 2019 Official Selection films . . .
Click here for a list of Longleaf 2019 award winners . . .
Click here for a look at some photos from 2019 . . .


Starting this year, your free admission to Longleaf will require a general admission festival ticket that gains you one entry to all film blocks on Friday and Saturday. The process is simple, though: just follow this link to register at Eventbrite, then return here to view all our other programs and events.

Note that 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.


Special Programs and Events

Follow the links below for information about our special Longleaf 2019 programs and events.

  • Reception for Filmmakers and Friends, with entertainment provided by the North Carolina Film Orchestra
    Between our  opening film block  and our  evening Movies-N-Moonlight film block  stick around and enjoy the Longleaf community of Official Selection filmmakers, their friends, and all our supporters.  Music by the North Carolina Film Orchestra, appetizers and drinks, and opportunities to network and learn all combine to make the evening fun.  Advance registration is requested; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.   Friday, May 10, 6:15–8:15 p.m. 
  • Movies-N-Moonlight, our Friday evening, outdoor screen block!
    Like all our film blocks, this one is free; but it’s also outside, bathed in moonlight! Let us know you’re coming—some seating will be provided, or bring your own as a guarantee. Note: While the independent films screened are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), most would fall within the PG-13 range.   Friday, May 10, 8:30–10 p.m.
  • Wide-Angle Lens, our morning panel for filmmakers and film fans, will feature a discussion on diversity and opportunity in filmmaking, with Chris Everett, Aby Rao, Charlene Regester, and Monique Velasquez; moderated by Lana Garland
    This session is free, but registration is required; space is limited.   Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to noon. 
  • Legal Insights for Filmmakers, our afternoon panel for filmmakers, will discuss current legal issues affecting the film industry, with filmmaker Jameka Autry and legal insights from Ashley Felton, Shelia Huggins, and Mike Tadych; moderated by Beth Yerxa
    This session is free, but registration is required; space is limited.   Saturday, May 11, 2–3 p.m. 
  • Awards Ceremony
    Be here to congratulate all winners Longleaf as cash prizes and our signature tiles are awarded in multiple categories. Applaud at will. The ceremony is free and open to the public; space is limited.  Saturday, May 11, following the final film block in Daniels Auditorium.
  • Wrap Party!
    That’s a wrap! This is a FREE public reception for friends, family members, and other supporters of filmmakers and Longleaf in the Voodoo Room event space at the Big Easy—just a few blocks from the Museum of History, at 222 Fayetteville Street.  Your favorite beverage is on you; munchies are on Longleaf.  All donations made will support Longleaf 2020!  Let us know you’re coming; registration is requested but not required.  Saturday, May 11, following the awards ceremony.



Coming from out of town?

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown is the headquarters hotel for Longleaf 2019.Longleaf has a room block at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown—
just a few blocks from Longleaf and our Wrap Party.

Call 855-914-1878 and reference block ID “LLF”
(or ask for the Longleaf Film Festival room block), or
register online here by Friday, April 26,
for our discounted block rate.