Longleaf Film Festival for Middle and High School Students
Film, Fun, and Community—Longleaf!
A free-to-attend film festival that highlights the best of independent film in a place that recognizes that filmmakers and film fans DO make history—this is Longleaf. This weekend festival held each May screens films that demonstrate a Tar Heel State connection, through the people involved in making them, their filming location, or through their subject. Filmmakers with the designated North Carolina connections and all former Official Selection filmmakers are eligible to enter Longleaf.
The North Carolina Museum of History serves as home base for Longleaf Film Festival, which celebrates the vibrant community of independent film in our state and beyond. We invite you to be part of Longleaf and help us share films in a place that tells the stories that connect us all.
Longleaf recognizes the extraordinary talent exhibited by many middle and high school filmmakers and encourages them to participate in the festival. We screen between 50 and 75 films each year and hope to share students’ work with our audiences. We want to share your stories—all of your stories: animated, documentary and narrative films, music videos, spoken word productions, and web series. In addition to Longleaf’s other awards and prizes, all films entered in the Middle and High School Student Film category are eligible for a $250 Best Student Film award.
While awards are great, the best part of the festival is the community of film fans and filmmakers who gather to support the art and craft of filmmaking, while enjoying an unending supply of popcorn.