Family Day

The Virginia Film Festival's Family Day will be hosted on UVA Arts Grounds on Saturday, November 11.

The 2017 Family Day is presented by CFA Institute and supported by CBS19 News, the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, Wegmans, and Z95.1

Family Day

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Betsy & John Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA
(Located on Culbreth Road, between Rugby Road and University Avenue)

  • Free screenings of family-friendly films
  • Enroll in free arts-inspired workshops led by UVA faculty, students, and community organizations
  • Drop by the outdoor Interactive Arts Festival  for an afternoon full of crafts, performances, music, and food truck fun
  • Attend the red carpet premiere the newest films created through the VFF’s Young Filmmakers Academy
  • Convenient and FREE parking at the Culbreth Road Garage

The Aristocats

10:00 AM Culbreth Theatre

Start the morning off with a screening of The Aristocats. The well-beloved Disney classic follows the adventures of an aristocratic family of cats through the streets and alleys of Paris. The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia will give a live performance before the film begins

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Helms Theatre

Experience the music and sounds used to create movie magic at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Hosted by the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens–as well as grown-ups–can hear, see, touch, and play many different instruments found in the orchestra, and discover how music and sound effects bring films to life.

Interactive Arts Festival

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at the University of Virginia

Celebrate UVA Arts and enjoy interactive entertainment and activities for all ages. Groove to the tunes of a live WTJU DJ and enjoy pop-up performances by Charlottesville Ballet and UVA Salsa Club. Develop your artistic side at our crafts tables. Stop by Virginia Festival of the Book to read your favorite books. Enjoy a yummy lunch from UVA’s favorite food trucks. Get your photo snapped with MoxBox or face painted by Mr. Magic.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

1:00 PM Culbreth Theatre

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling. The first film in the saga introduces the fantastical creatures, magical moments, and memorable friends of the series.

Support Outreach and Education

The Virginia Film Festival strives to engage community members of all ages and backgrounds through hands-on programs, year-round events, and partnerships with local groups. This work would not be possible without the support of our community members, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.

To help the VFF continue our mission, please consider making a donation and volunteering for the upcoming Festival.

The 2017 Outreach and Education program is supported by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band and The Sarah Lahr Educational Fund.