Special Assistance

The Virginia Film Festival and the University of Virginia are committed to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Venue Access

All screening and event venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair areas for viewing performances, and have accessible restrooms.

Some screening venues do offer hearing amplification, closed captioning devices, and audio descriptions of films. This information is noted on the venues listing. As not all screening venues used are classified as “movie theaters” under Title III of the ADA, these venues are not currently required to provide closed movie captioning and audio description services.

Closed captioning and audio descriptions are not available for all films and are developed at the discretion of the filmmaker.

Parking

Grounds of the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia and the Department of Parking & Transportation are committed to providing accessible services for students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors of the University. Please visit their website for additional information on accessibility.

Downtown Charlottesville

There is ample parking for patrons with disabilities at the entrances and by the elevators of both the Water Street and Market Street Parking Garages.

PVCC Dickinson Center

There is ample parking for patrons with disabilities by the entrance to the Dickinson Center.

St. Anne’s-Belfield

Accessible parking is available directly outside of St. Anne’s-Belfield auditorium.

Additional Services

To request a sign language interpreter for a discussion or event, please contact Erica Barnes eb4va@virginia.edu at least fifteen (15) business days before the event.  We will make every effort to accommodate your request but interpreting services cannot be guaranteed. The Festival is unable to provide interpreters for film screenings.

Contact the University of Virginia Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights to learn about more services offered by UVA.