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A Special Screening of 'The Public' with Emilio Estevez
In partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book, we are pleased to present a special screening of 'The Public' with special guests Emilio Estevez and Ann Hornaday on March 22.
'Animation Show of Shows' Returns on April 16
Next up in our VAFF at Violet Crown Series, we will welcome back the ever-popular 'Animation Show of Shows' for its 20th annual program, featuring 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world.
Best of the 2018 Fest
Relive the 31st Annual Virginia Film Festival and browse our selection of the best photos from the 2018 VAFF!
2018 VAFF Award Winners
We are excited to announce the 10 films that won our 2018 Audience, Programmer's, and Commonwealth Awards! Congratulation to this year's winners.
150 Films in 5 Days
2019 Virginia Film Festival to be held Oct 23-27
September 24, 2019
Program of Films & Guests Announced
September 26, 2019
Full Schedule Online & Donor Pre-Sale Begins
September 30, 2019
Public Tickets On Sale
Community Outreach & Engagement
The Virginia Film Festival is about far more than what happens on our screens. The power of the movies to entertain, enlighten, inspire, and challenge us provides a jumping off point for important discourse that is informed by and enriches the community here and beyond. Join the conversation!
Family-friendly feature films, interactive arts workshops, a musical instrument petting zoo, Hollywood red carpet walk, premiers of youth films, and healthy food samplings are part of this exciting theater and street fair event on Saturday of the Festival weekend. All films and activities are free to our attendees!
New in 2018, our Scholars Program offers a 6-day immersive, educational, and networking experience for UVA students.
These special events provide a safe and comfortable theater experience for children with sensory-related disabilities and their families.
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 VAFF 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 Virginia Film Festival.
Become a Donor
Your support enables us to deliver the very best programming each year. We thank our loyal supporters by offering unique access to events, screenings, artists, and much more!
Sponsor an Event
Supporting the Film Festival directly aligns your business with a community-focused arts organization that boasts a strong regional and growing national presence.
Over 300 dedicated volunteers donate their time each year to help us mount and run VAFF. We could not do what we do each year without their tireless help and continued support.
Jobs + Internships
We hire seasonal positions and host an intensive internship program that give hands-on experience in all aspects of planing and running our festival.