Asheville Film Festival

The Asheville Film Festival premiered to sell-out crowds, amazing parties, hot-ticket seminars, and films that were fun, interesting, emotional and sometimes quirky. Visitors proclaimed the inaugural film festival a huge success. Here's what people have been saying: “The hospitality, accommodations, the way they have been treating the filmmakers have been first class. I've been to about a dozen film festivals around the world, and this is absolutely one of the most hospitable places I have been.” Tony Vitale, Director, “One Last Ride” “The folks in Buncombe County have scored a coup with the first Asheville Film Festival.” Charlotte Observer “I'm bowled over by the vibrancy and cultural vitality of the town…. It's no stretch to imagine New York and LA industry types relishing the prospect of a few days in Asheville every fall.” The Independent Weekly On behalf of Asheville Parks and Recreation, the Asheville Film Commission, and the Asheville Film Festival Advisory Committee thanks to the filmmakers who took a chance on our event and the hundreds of volunteers who helped make our first year a success. The committee would also like to recognize Andie MacDowell, Sam Kitt, Pat Cupo, Tony Vitale, Anita Barone, Pat Hingle, Paul Schneider, Zac Reeder, Mark Altman, Phil Botana and Rupert Hitzig for their amazing support.


City of Asheville Parks & Recreation
Cultural Arts Division
NC 28802
United States


Melissa Porter
Telephone: 828-259-5800