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Welcome to the 33rd annual Virginia Film Festival
We are so excited to officially kick off the 2020 Virginia Film Festival! Please find below virtual opening remarks from our director Jody Kielbasa. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the next five days of films and discussions!
Explore our 2020 Program!
Click below to browse our full program of films and guests with over 70 virtual events, 2 Drive-In Movie locations, conversations with today’s top film artists, and much more!
2020 VAFF Program Announced
We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Program, which includes two Drive-In Movie locations and a Virtual Program of over 50 features, shorts, special guest conversations, post-film discussions, and more! Our full program will go live at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 8.
Virtual All-Access Passes on Sale
Our 2020 Virtual All-Access Pass offers access to all films and discussions included in our 2020 Virtual Program, which will include over 50 narrative and documentary features, curated short film packages, post-film discussions, and panel conversations.
We are thrilled to announce that we will present screenings at two Drive-In Movie locations during the Festival- at the new Dairy Market in downtown Charlottesville and at the picturesque Morven Farm in southeastern Albemarle County
Virginia Film Festival Announces First Program in Festival Lineup, “The Good Lord Bird"
The panel including star Ethan Hawke, author James McBride, creatives and cast will be presented on the closing day of the Festival
Save the Date
2020 Virginia Film Festival to be held October 21-25!
September 22, 2020
All-Access Virtual Passes On Sale + Drive-In Movie Locations Announced
October 6, 2020
Virtual Program + Drive-In Movie Schedule Announcement
October 8, 2020
Full Program Posted Online + Drive-In & Special Presentation Tickets On Sale
2020 VAFF Program
Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Film Festival’s 2020 Program! Presented October 21-25, this year's Festival will feature a Virtual Program of more than 50 films, conversations, and special events alongside a series of Drive-In Movies presented in two safe and socially-distanced settings.
Drive-In Movie Schedule
Join us at Dairy Market in Charlottesville and Morven Farm in southeastern Albemarle county for safe and socially-distanced drive-in movies. Each venue will host one drive-in screening each night of the Festival. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, October 8 at noon.
Our Virtual Program will include over 50 features, curated shorts packages, discussions, and panels. All events will be accessible to Virtual All-Access passholders, and individual tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 21.
Special Presentation Events
The VAFF will also offer three virtual Special Presentation Events as part of its 2020 program. Access to each event will be offered for free, and online registration will begin on Thursday, October 8 at noon.
Each year the VAFF welcomes a fascinating collection of guests ranging from high-profile film industry leaders to rising stars, up-and-coming directors, and cultural experts from the UVA community and beyond.
Series & Sidebars
We are pleased to present a diverse and wide-ranging set of series and sidebars as part of our 2020 Virtual Program!
2020 School Screening
This year, the Virginia Film Festival will present 'Boys State' as our 2020 School Screening in collaboration with the University of Virginia Center for Politics. The screening will be offered for free to Charlottesville and surrounding area Virginia middle and high school students and their teachers via a virtual screening and pre-recorded discussions.
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.