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OCTOBER 13TH, 2017


The Cat Fly Mission

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.


Dear Curious,

Welcome to Cat Fly’s Mission! We’re happy that you came to find out who we are and what we’re all about, and we hope you’ll get involved with us very soon.

The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival started in April 2017 when a group of young female filmmakers envisioned a platform where up-and-coming film artists could showcase their hard work. Inspired by the raw artistic spirit of Appalachian NC, Cat Fly is focused on short films hailing from its Asheville home. The festival welcomes participation from our regional sister cities as well, including Charlotte, Greenville and Atlanta.

Cat Fly exists primarily to strengthen the regional indie film community. We promote a pure creative environment, free from the degeneracy of money, fame, popular demand or cutthroat politics. Filmmakers and spectators celebrate the seventh art together in an atmosphere of encouragement and collaboration, rather than judgment and competitiveness. We facilitate connection among filmmakers, leading to greater cooperation and better quality content. We believe in genuine artistry as motivation, and community as instrumentation.

After all, we are a group of up-and-coming filmmakers ourselves. We just want to give back to the many talented friends and collaborators who help and inspire us now and in the future. So, we invite you to come hang out with us at the next Cat Fly event!

Yours Truly,

Brittany, Madeleine and Cat

(a.k.a. The Cat Fly Girls)


Our Team

Photo by Leslie Frempong

Photo by Leslie Frempong

Brittany Jackson


Brittany is a photographer and filmmaker based in Asheville, NC. She works in the interest of community-building and promoting the creation a filmmakers' network in Asheville and surrounding cities in the southeast. 

Photo by Adrianna Massey

Photo by Adrianna Massey

Photo by Chris Neumann

Photo by Chris Neumann

Madeleine Richardson


Madeleine is a filmmaker and graphic designer based in Asheville, NC. A recent graduate from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in New Media, her concentration is in Video Art and Design. She primarily works as a freelance videographer and editor for short films, web series, and weddings.


Cat Wityk


Cat Wityk is an Asheville actor and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from UNC Asheville with degrees in Mass Communication and French and currently works as a freelance marketer and videographer. When she’s not in front of the camera, she is behind the camera, producing short films with a surreal atmosphere.