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'The Paris Opera' on June 1
Presented in partnership with The Paramount Theater, this documentary uncovers the passion and life behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious performing arts institutions in the world.
'The Judge' on June 19
Our monthly VFF @ Violet Crown series continues with Ericka Cohn's documentary which follows the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.
Calling all Filmmakers!
Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, VR, and experimental projects.
Submit Your Film
Join our Team!
We are hiring! Check out the seasonal staff positions we have open and apply today.
The 31st Annual Virginia Film Festival will be held November 1-4, 2018.
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The Virginia Film Festival is more than a four day festival of films. We engage the local community through special events, monthly screenings, community collaborations, and more. Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date with what we offer.
VFF @ Violet Crown
Now in its third year, our monthly film series is presented in partnership with Violet Crown Charlottesville.
Special Screenings & Events
Join us year-round for a variety of special screenings and events!
Throughout the year, we partner with the region's schools to screen relevant films and host educational panels.
Young Filmmakers Academy
Designed to engage youth in authentic film production, YFA introduces students to the challenge of filmmaking.
Join the VFF Community
You're invited to become part of our community! Below are just some of the ways that you can join us and share in the excitement of VFF.
Become a Donor
Your support enables us to deliver the very best programming year over year. We like to thank our loyal supporters by offering them unique access to Festival events, screenings, visiting artists, and much more!
Jobs + Internships
We hire seasonal support positions and hosts an intensive internship program each Fall that give hands-on experience in all aspects of planing and running our four-day festival. Please note that our internships are open only to current, full-time University of Virginia students.
Sponsor an Event
Supporting the Virginia Film Festival directly aligns your business with a community-focused arts organization that boasts a strong regional and growing national presence.
Each year over 300 dedicated volunteers donate their time to help us mount and run our Festival. We could not do what we do each year without their tireless help and continued support.