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2022 Call for Entries Now Open
The 2022 Call for Entries is now open. Submit your film through our Film Freeway portal before June 27, 2022.
2022 Virginia Film Festival Set For November 2-6
The Virginia Film Festival announced today that the 35th annual VAFF will take place from November 2-6, 2022.
VAFF Announces Ilya Tovbis as Senior Programmer
The Virginia Film Festival has announced the hiring of longtime industry veteran Ilya Tovbis as its new Senior Programmer.
VAFF is Hiring
Seasonal Positions are now open. Join our team!
Save the Date
2022 VAFF Set For November 2–6
October 11, 2022
October 13, 2022
Full Schedule Live & Donor Pre-Sale Begins
October 18, 2022
Single Tickets On Sale
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!
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.