Cat Fly is an Asheville-based film festival that serves up and coming indie film artists of the Southeast Region, cultivating community and the passion of homegrown filmmaking.

Cat Fly will be screening our first indie feature film Friday, September 7, 2018 at Bold Rock Hard Cider as part of the Cat Fly Summer Series. The screening will be held outside so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

This event will be free of charge with a suggested donation of $10 for fundraising efforts. Funds raised through donations will be put towards Cat Fly Halloween (Oct. 2018) and other future Cat Fly events.

Only one film will be selected for this special event.

We are a non-competitive film festival. We prefer to keep the focus on the art of filmmaking.

Now Accepting submissions for our first Feature Film screening!

Submission Requirements:
-Independently produced
-60-100 minutes in length
-Content must be appropriate for a multi-generational audience
-Documentaries, comedies and coming-of-age stories preferred
-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, LOGLINE 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.

-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.

Overall Rating
  • Evan Kidd

    This is a fantastically run & coordinated North Carolina film festival founded by great people. Coordination and social media game is strong too. Would recommend for sure!

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for a wonderful review, Evan. It was a pleasuring meeting and hosting you! Please keep in touch :)

  • Jennifer Trudrung

    This film festival is amazing! So much fun and super supportive of creative independent film. The communication is superb, the venues are exciting, and the films are thought-provoking and entertaining. Great job!!!

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer! We were very excited to host you for a second time and hope to see you back again in the future!

  • 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
  • Cynthia Bergen

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

    October 2017
  • England Simpson

    Fantastic festival, with awesome feedback. 😊

    October 2017