Donor Benefits

At the Virginia Film Festival, 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, and visiting artists, ensuring a tailor-made experience of the best the Festival has to offer.

Support the VFF

Thank you for your consideration of support for the Virginia Film Festival. Your support enables us to deliver the very best programming year over year.

Please note that all gifts made now will be credited as fully tax-deductible.  If you are interested in giving to the 2018 Virginia Film Festival and receiving 2018 donor benefits, please check back here in the Spring of 2018 for levels, options, and benefits. For reference, please find descriptions of the donor benefits we offer our supporters as well as our giving levels and benefit packages offered in support of the 2017 Virginia Film Festival.

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2017 Donor Benefits

Advance Ticket Access
Skip the lines and get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public with this popular donor benefit.

Film Ticket Vouchers
Vouchers are redeemable for tickets to any film screening, regardless of price. Please note that film ticket vouchers can be redeemed for no more than two tickets to a single screening.

Sponsors Soirée
Join with filmmakers, industry guests and your fellow sponsors to toast the Festival at this special private reception during the Festival weekend.

Late Night Wrap Party
The Late Night Wrap Party offers a chance to kick back and celebrate the Festival during an evening of music, dancing and pure fun.

Opening Night Gala
An annual Festival highlight, the Opening Night Gala is a comfortably elegant affair where Festival friends join special guests to officially kickoff the weekend’s festivities.

Filmmakers and Sponsors Lounge
The Filmmakers and Sponsors Lounge on the Downtown Mall is an exclusive space for donors, sponsors, actors, and filmmakers to meet, interact, and refuel between screenings.

Concierge Ticket Service
We like to thank our supporters with personal concierge service to ensure their best experience of the Virginia Film Festival.

Producer’s Club
Members will enjoy private events and screenings year-round while providing important philanthropic support to the Festival.

2017 Giving Levels & Associated Benefits

Gaffer: $100+

  • Invitation for two to the Press Announcement and Launch Party
  • Discount on all official VFF merchandise
    Tax deductible amount $30

Extra: $250+

  • All the above benefits
  • Advance opportunity to select films and purchase additional tickets
  • Invitation for two to the Sponsors Soirée
  • Six film ticket vouchers*
    Tax deductible amount $40

Cinematographer: $500+ 

  • All the above benefits
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (eight vouchers total)*
  • Two tickets to the Late Night Wrap Party
    Tax deductible amount $200

Director: $1,000+ 

  • All the above benefits
  • Two tickets to the Opening Night Gala
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (ten vouchers total)*
  • Access for two to the Filmmakers & Sponsors Lounge
    Tax deductible amount $400

Producer: $2,500+

  • All the above benefits
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (twelve vouchers total)*
  • Personal concierge for ticket purchases
  • Producer’s Club Membership
    Tax deductible amount $1,880

Star: $5,000+

  • All of the above benefits
  • Eight additional film ticket vouchers (twenty vouchers total)*
  • Opportunity to be named underwriter of a film screening
    Tax deductible amount $4,300

*Film ticket vouchers can be redeemed for no more than two tickets to a single screening

About Your Donation

All donors of $100 or more will be publicly recognized as Festival supporters, unless you instruct otherwise. All donors of $2,500 or more will be recognized as members of the University of Virginia Rotunda Society.

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount of your sponsorship.

For more information, please contact Mary Kate Delaney Bray 434-924-1308 or SupportVFF@virginia.edu.