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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

And, don’t just wait to read about year two: come and be a part of it on May 13 and 14!



If you've landed here from an old link, be sure to move over to our new and now official website: LongleafFilmFestival.com!

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