Between 5 and 30 minutes. One prize awarded for each of the following subcategories: Best Narrative; Best Documentary.
Films in this category must be primarily written, filmed, and produced by students currently enrolled in middle and/or high school. For this category, films must have been produced between January 1, 2014, and March 1, 2015. Filmmakers submitting to this category must include a photocopy of their student ID, a recent grade report, or current schedule for documentation purposes.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Longleaf Film Festival is a first for the North Carolina Museum of History. While the museum explores stories from North Carolina’s past through exhibits and programs, the Longleaf Film Festival will strive to explore historic and contemporary stories from the state, the country, and the world through narrative and documentary movies. The inaugural Longleaf Film Festival will take place on May 2, 2015, at the Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Longleaf Film Festival will reflect the diversity of talent and imagination in the filmmaking world and—as a place that helps tell the stories that connect us all—we believe that the North Carolina Museum of History is in a unique position for showcasing films from all over.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This year’s Longleaf Film Festival will take place in conjunction with Starring North Carolina!—a yearlong celebration of North Carolina’s rich heritage in filmmaking. The celebration includes an exhibit of the places, people, and productions that have made North Carolina home to more than 3,000 screen events over the last 100 years, as well as a film series of North Carolina–related movies and this festival. The exhibit is scheduled to open in November 2014; for more information, access the exhibit’s web page at www.NCMOH-starring.com.
As filmmakers and movie fans, you know how many outstanding films are being made and that they come from all over the world—not just Hollywood sound stages. When we, as a team of museum professionals, started researching and telling North Carolina’s film history for the Starring North Carolina! celebration and exhibit, we came to recognize that a celebration of film means . . . film . . . FEStival!
We welcome filmmakers and film topics from all over! Of course we hold a special place in our hearts for North Carolina connections—films made in North Carolina and films made by those with a special Tar Heel Tie-In.
Jerry Taylor (Multimedia Producer)
; Sally Bloom (Producer)
The Longleaf Film Festival has five main categories for entry:
Narrative Feature (between 50 and 90 minutes total running time);
Short Narrative (between 5 and 30 minutes total running time);
Documentary Feature (between 50 and 90 minutes total running time);
Documentary Short (between 5 and 30 minutes total running time);
Middle and High School Student Film (between 5 and 30 minutes total running time).
All festival submissions must specify which category and subcategory the entry falls under. Subcategories help judges identify the film's content. All styles of film will be accepted for review.
All festival submissions are eligible for the $500 Judges' Choice award. Additionally, all films made in North Carolina are eligible for the $500 Made-in-NC award (documentation of the film’s shooting location will be required with submission to be considered). All films entered in the Middle and High School student category are eligible for the $500 Best Student-Made Film (students are required to provide a photocopy of their student ID, a recent grade report, or current schedule for documentation purposes).
In addition, let us know about your Tar Heel Tie-In: Were you born in the Tar Heel State? Does your family live here? Are you just a Tar Heel through and through? Or, do you have another special connection to the Tar Heel State? Reveal your Tar Heel Tie-In when you submit your film.
The Longleaf Film Festival reserves the right to refuse films depicting excessive nudity and/or gore. The Longleaf Film Festival holds no responsibility for lost films.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I (the entrant) have read and agree to all Longleaf Film Festival rules and procedures. Further, I warrant that
I am the owner of the submission;
I have not infringed upon or violated any copyright, privacy rights, or publicity or similar rights;
I have obtained all rights, licenses, or necessary permissions thereto;
I will indemnify the Longleaf Film Festival against any claims related to this submission;
I will hold the Longleaf Film Festival harmless for any damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses related to the submission, screening, and use of this entry;
I limit and liquidate all claims to no more than the cost of the entry fee; and
I expressly grant the Longleaf Film Festival permission to use, broadcast, or publicly display clips of the submission (or its film or sound components) for publicity, teaching, and other related purposes during the 2015 festival.
The Longleaf Film Festival reserves the right to not accept films depicting excessive nudity and/or gore.