Cat Fly presents:

From the river to the ocean

ft. rozalind macphail


From the River to the Ocean Screening & Performance

Date: Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Tickets: $15

Location: Trade and Lore Coffee

37 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

From The River To The Ocean

Celebrating the past, present and future dreams of North Carolina…

Whilst on the Cucalorus international artist residency program, Canadian film composer and Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments Touring Artist Rozalind MacPhail invited local and visiting filmmakers to create short films inspired by their personal connections to Wilmington, NC. The result is a striking mix of visual storytelling including: 1940s archive film, social commentary, and hand-processed Super8 footage. 

FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN is a very special screening of these Wilmington short films in addition to stunning films from Rozalind’s travels across Canada. Galvanizing the films is Rozalind's award-winning original live music soundtrack combining traditional songwriting, multi-layered sound looping and live flute performance.

This unique cultural exchange paints a vivid sonic/visual portrait through an electrifying live performance in the beautiful surroundings of Asheville. Cat Fly is proud to bring From The River To The Ocean to Asheville for the first time.


Live scoring workshop with Rozalind MacPhail

Date: Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Time: 12pm

Ticket Price: $10

Location: The Block off Biltmore

  Photo by Tom Cochrane

Photo by Tom Cochrane

Join Rozalind in this interactive workshop where she inspires musicians of all levels to explore the world of live film scoring through Ableton Live. All instruments are welcome!

Rozalind MacPhail floutist

“It‘s easy to fall for the eclectic sounds of this creative mastermind, and you will probably get lost in your imagination while falling.“ (Rock Eden Magazine)

Innovative Gemeinhardt Touring Artist and Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world's leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live. MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. She explores new ways to combine image and sound, in works that speak honestly of place, person and the human experience. 

MacPhail is the first-ever Canadian artist sponsored by the Gemeinhardt family, one of the music industry's largest exclusive manufacturer of flutes and piccolos. Gemeinhardt President & CEO, David Pirtle says, ”Gemeinhardt is thrilled to sponsor the creative artistry of Canada's looping flutist, Rozalind MacPhail. She is a dynamic and gifted performer who inspires through her lively audio-visual performances and interactive music workshops."

Cat Fly Presents: From The River To The Ocean is one part of Rozalind's state-wide tour in June 2018. Check here for the full list of tour dates. Visit to learn more about Rozalind.

Annual Cat Fly Film Fest FAQ

Can I buy tickets in bulk for my cast/crew or friends/family?

You may purchase multiple day passes or weekend passes during the checkout process. However, we do not offer discounted bulk rates at this time.


Do you offer press passes?

Yes, we are offering a limited number of press passes this year for Opening Night (April 6th). Please contact us at to reserve a press pass.


Where can I get tickets?

Day Passes and Weekend Passes are now on sale via the buttons on the top of this page. Hurry and buy your ticket before it's sold out!


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. 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.


Where can I submit my film?

Submissions for Cat Fly Film Fest 2018 are currently closed. When submissions are open, 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. 


Can I view the films online after the 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