Cat Fly Film Fest
March 29th - 31st 2019

VIP Passes and the Opening Night Reception are sold out, but tickets to individual screenings each night are still available.

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  • 6pm - Reception - The Masonic Temple

  • 7pm - Screening - The Masonic Temple

Mingle with the filmmakers of Cat Fly 2019 and enjoy complimentary champagne, craft beer, wine and gourmet hors d'oeuvres before a screening of local and regional short films. 

Black tie optional.

Purchase a ticket for the screening only, or upgrade to include the reception.


After Dark

The Mothlight: 701 Haywood Rd.

Poster by Emma Ensley

Poster by Emma Ensley


Saturday, March 30th

Community night

New belgium brewing: 21 Craven Street

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Experience Community Night, an evening to chill out with filmmakers and artists of all genres. It will be filled with off the beaten path short films of all sizes and budgets.

The weird, the strange, and the nontraditional will all be screened at New Belgium Brewery. Hang around afterward for the filmmaker Q+A. 

Catch two workshops earlier in the day, with a donation-based entry. 

  • 11am - "Playing the Normal Dude, A Workshop for Actors and Those Who Direct Them" with Gunner Willis at the Asheville School of Film

  • 2pm - Local Feature Script Table Read + Mixer at The AVL Studio

  • 6pm - Doors Open at New Belgium Brewing


Sunday March 31st

Feature spotlight

Fine Arts Theatre: 36 Biltmore Avenue

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Cat Fly will conclude the festival with the Feature Spotlight at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville. One regionally-made feature will be screened as a matinee in the afternoon. 

4pm - Doors Open at The Fine Arts Theatre


Cat Fly Film Fest FAQ

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

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


Do you offer press passes?

Yes, Cat Fly offers a limited number of press passes for every event. Please contact us at if interested in reserving a press pass.


Where can I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased via the buttons on the home 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 Reaction Award.This is to encourage audience participation and engagement. Typically this prize includes a waiver code to submit to a future screening and complimentary tickets to a future Cat Fly event.

Overall, Cat Fly is mainly 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 are accepted through Film Freeway. 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.


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