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. Below you will find a list of the various benefits associated with each donor level.

Support the VFF

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

Due to exciting and continued growth, the Virginia Film Festival has restructured our donor benefits program to more efficiently align with our available resources as well as enable us to better steward our community of supporters. Review the benefits listed below for any changes that may affect your experience with the Virginia Film Festival. Please note that our ‘advance opportunity to select and purchase tickets’ benefit is now offered at $250 and above.

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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.

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. If you wish to decline the membership benefits to receive the full tax deduction, please select ‘I WOULD LIKE TO DECLINE MY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS’ when giving online or by mail, or let our customer service rep know when giving by phone or in-person.

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