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Minari Screening at The Paramount
The Virginia Film Festival is partnering with The Paramount Theater to present a socially-distanced screening of the Academy Award-winning film Minari on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM.
Beyond the Screen with cast of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Station 19'
We are thrilled to present the next installment of Beyond the Screen featuring a live virtual conversation with VAFF Advisory Board member Jason George, fellow cast members Boris Kodjoe, Kevin McKidd and Kim Raver, alongside executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff.
2021 Call for Entries Now Open
The Festival is how accepting submissions for the 34th annual VAFF set for October 27-31
Submit a Film
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
We are honored to announce that we have been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2021 VAFF!
Now That's A Wrap!
Thank you for joining us to watch, celebrate, and discuss the power of film at 2020 Virginia Film Festival! Click below to read our wrap up press release, including the announcement of our 2020 Audience and Programmers Awards.
Director Chloé Zhao to be Honored at 2020 Virginia Film Festival
We are proud to announce that director Chloé Zhao will be honored at the 2020 VAFF with our American Perspectives Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
Save the Date
2021 VAFF set for October 27-31, 2021
The Virginia Film Festival is more than a five day festival of films. We engage with our local community through monthly events, community collaborations, and more. Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date with what we offer.
Join us in our off-season for year-round events ranging from a monthly virtual conversation series, special sneak previews, community collaborations, and much more!
Throughout the year, we partner with the region's schools to screen relevant films and host educational panels.
Revisit our past virtual conversations and discussions by browsing our VAFF YouTube channel.
Young Filmmakers Academy
Designed to engage youth in authentic film production, YFA introduces students to the challenge of filmmaking.
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!
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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.