festival 2018 information

tickets on sale soon

                                                                    Design by Madeleine Richardson

                                                                    Design by Madeleine Richardson

opening night

The red carpet opening reception and screening will take place at the Masonic Temple, overlooking a spectacular view of downtown Asheville. Come dressed for a classy night, mingling with film professionals from all over the Southeast. Enjoy complimentary drinks and gourmet hors d'oeuvres throughout a screening of regionally produced short films.

Date: April 6th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Ticket Price: $18

Dress: To kill! What would you wear if you walked the classic Hollywood red carpet?

Location: The Masonic Temple

80 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801


community night


A night to chill out with musically-inclined film artists and other media folk for a night of music videos, experimental shorts and originally scored films. Bear witness to the Nontraditional, the Strange, the Unbound in the heart of West Asheville. First 50 people in the door will receive one drink voucher.

Date: April 7th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Ticket Price: $16

Dress: Anarchy! What would you wear to a Kurt Cobain concert?

Location: The Mothlight

701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806


closing night

Tonight is about the cultures and places we come from as unique filmmakers. These films showcase the extraordinary settings in which they are made. From documentaries exploring foreign worlds that have impacted the filmmaker, to adventure films set in our Southern home turf, Closing Night appreciates the environments from which our art is born.

Date: April 8th, 2018

Time: 7pm

Ticket Price: $14

Dress: Adventure! What would you wear while traveling around your favorite country?

Location: Grail Moviehouse

45 S. French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801



Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are coming soon!

Where can I submit my film?

Cat Fly invites submissions of any film that is related in some way with the Southeast Region of the U.S. All submissions are conducted through FilmFreeway. Please read our Submissions page for more information.

How do I get involved?

Come hang out at the next Cat Fly event! Aside from experiencing Cat Fly, you can also get involved as a volunteer or sponsor. As a newborn non-profit, we always love to have extra help! Please visit our Volunteer page or our Sponsorship page for more information. 

What awards & prizes does Cat Fly offer?

Audience members vote to determine the receiver of the Audience Choice Award.

Cat Fly is a non-competitive film festival. We prefer to keep awards at such a minimum because the focus should be on the art of filmmaking, rather than on winning. In fact, we believe that competition may even create an atmosphere of separation between filmmakers or add a dimension of hierarchy to the event experience. Our mission is to bridge the elements that separate us and to build a supportive community and an environment of encouragement.

Can I view the films online after event?

Cat Fly does not host selected films on our website right now, nor do we link to them. We encourage those interested to come to Cat Fly to view the films and to meet the filmmakers in person.

Where can I submit feedback & suggestions?

We love to hear back from our sponsors, filmmakers and audience as to how we can better serve the community. If you have any further questions, ideas, comments or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact the Cat Fly team at catflyindiefilm@gmail.com.