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Plan Your Festival Experience
We are here to help you book your room, plan your stay, map out your venues, and much more. Get an early start on planning your 2018 VAFF experience. Click on the play button here for a glimpse on what you have to look forward to!
A POLAR YEAR on Tuesday, October 16
Our monthly Violet Crown series continues with the visually striking and memorably intimate documentary following a Danish teacher’s first year in a tiny fishing village in Greenland.
2018 Program Announcement
VAFF to present the National Premiere of the new PBS documentary Charlottesville at the Festival this November with special guest Martin Luther King III, as part of a special partnership with the Community Idea Stations, UVA Center for Politics, and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
New Festival Scholars Program
A 6-day educational, learning, and networking experience built around the themes of filmmaking, the film industry, and film criticism, open to all UVA Students!
Become a VAFF 2018 Volunteer
Over 300 dedicated volunteers donate their time each year to help us mount and run our Festival events. Get started by submitting your interest form today.
Save the Date
150 Films in 4 Days
The 31st Annual Virginia Film Festival | November 1-4, 2018
October 2, 2018
2018 Program Announcement & Launch Party
October 4, 2018
Full Schedule Available Online at 9:00 AM & Advance Ticket Access for Donors Begins at Noon
October 8, 2018
Public Ticket Sales Begin at Noon
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!
Free family-friendly films, interactive arts workshops, a musical instrument petting zoo with the Charlottesville Symphony, Hollywood red carpet premiere of youth films, are part of this exciting theater and street fair event on Saturday, November 3. 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.