Ninth Annual Longleaf Film Festival

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Ninth Annual Longleaf Film Festival

WHAT:            Ninth Annual Longleaf Film Festival 

WHEN:            Longleaf Film Festival
Friday, May 12, 2023, 5–10 p.m. and
                            Saturday, May 13, 2023, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

WHERE:        North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

DETAILS:       Longleaf Film Festival, a free-to-attend juried festival that highlights the best independent film demonstrating a Tar Heel State connection, happens this weekend at the North Carolina Museum of History. Visitors are invited to experience films that explore all the ways film, music, history, comedy and culture intersect. The weekend will be filled with ways to celebrate the art and craft of independent filmmaking from popcorn and workshops to socials, receptions and more!


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The festival is held in partnership with Carlyle Adams Foundation,, Empire Properties, Ricci Law Firm P.A. and PBS NC.


About the NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free. In 2022, more than 274,000 people visited the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About the Smithsonian Affiliations Network

Since 2006, the North Carolina Museum of History has been a Smithsonian Affiliate, part of a select group of museums and cultural, educational and arts organizations that share Smithsonian resources with the nation. The Smithsonian Affiliations network is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums and other educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at

About the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and natural assets in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, as well as 39 state parks and recreation areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported symphonic orchestra, the State Library of North Carolina, the State Archives of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, along with the state Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, call 919-814-6800 or visit