It’s Been a Decade: How It Started/How It’s Going

All of this year’s workshops are free to attend, but registration is required; space is limited.
Register online by Thursday, May 9. For information, call 919-814-7028. Online registration is now closed; check at the workshop registration table in the museum lobby to see if space is available.


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For Filmmakers and Film Fans
It’s Been 10 Years: How It Started/How It’s Going, a panel with filmmaker Chris Everett

Saturday, May 11, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Demonstration Gallery (lobby level).


Longleaf launched in May 2015 as one element of the popular museum exhibit Starring North Carolina!. Now, looking back at the ten years since, it’s time to think about what has changed, what has remained the same, and what lies ahead for independent filmmaking in North Carolina, and beyond.

Join Chris Everett, artistic director of the Southern Documentary Fund—and Longleaf Film Festival award winner—in a panel of other filmmakers that’s sure to become a lively discussion ranging from the impact and lasting legacy of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement to how we can use—and guard against—AI in filmmaking to projects that surprised us with their reach?  And So. Much. More.


Filmmaker Chris Everett, whose Wilmington on Fire jumpstarted his career, leads a panel discussion at Longleaf 2024, Year Ten for the film festival in Raleigh NCFilmmaker Chris Everett first came to Longleaf in 2017 with his film Wilmington on Fire and has since served on two Longleaf panels—Black Lives in the Carolinas, 1938–1978 and Wide-Angle Lens—and took part in a special event, FilmExchange.

Christopher Everett is an independent film director, producer and curator, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Christopher is the Artistic Director at the Southern Documentary Fund and is the founder of Speller Street Films. He’s a recent Firelight Media Doc Lab Fellow. His debut feature documentary Wilmington On Fire, chronicles the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. He’s currently in post-production on Wilmington on Fire: Chapter II and also Grandmaster: The Vic Moore Story which looks at the life and teachings of martial arts pioneer Victor Moore. Christopher recently launched a new content creation company + festival called 3 Chambers which aims to elevate hip-hop, anime, and martial arts culture.


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For a complete list of other events and meet-and-greet opportunities,
visit our main Longleaf 2024 Registration and Ticket Information page.