Cat Fly is an Asheville-based film festival that serves as a platform for independent film artists of the Southeast Region, showcasing original cinematic work in a spirit of collaboration and community.

The Cat Fly 2nd Annual Spring Festival will be held April 6 - April 8.

Awards & Prizes

Audience Choice Award.
We are a non-competitive film festival. We prefer to keep the focus on the art of filmmaking, rather than on winning.

Rules & Terms

Now Accepting submissions for the 2018 spring festival!

Submission Requirements:
-Independently produced
-Short Films Preferred
-All genres acceptable
-MUST be associated with the Southeast region of the United States in a significant way (i.e. film was shot in the Southeast; directors, producers, actors are from or based in the SE; the story is about Southern culture; etc.)
-Please include your FILM POSTER and any BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS with your submission. By submitting these materials with your film, the submitter and filmmaker(s) agree to grant Cat Fly Film Fest permission to share them for marketing and promotional purposes of the festival. If no film poster or BTS photos are provided at submission, Cat Fly will not be able to promote your film to our audience.

-We consider short films to be 1 minute - 30 minutes in length
-Longer independent shorts or features (30 minutes or more) will also be considered
-Any genre will be considered including experimental films and music videos.
-No cutoff date for when the film was made
-Payments made to Cat Fly cannot be refunded
-Cat Fly believes in inclusivity of minorities, women and the queer community in film.

4 Reviews

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    Kira Bursky

    An amazing film festival! Last year was fantastic. Every night was sold out. The venues were super cool. Really gives you a taste of Asheville. Can't wait to see what they have in store next! And the team behind the festival is wonderful. I adore Cat Fly.

    December 2017
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    Cynthia Bergen

    Very excited having Dead Love selected. Fantastic! Film Festival. Keep up the good work.
    Cynthia Bergen
    No Sleep Films

    October 2017
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    England Simpson

    Fantastic festival, with awesome feedback. 😊

    October 2017
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    Daniel Ballard

    This was a great experience. It was my first time submitting and participating in any film festival, and I had a great time. CatFly put together an excellent showcase of short films, and threw one hell of a party! I can't wait until the next one!

    October 2017