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Early 2019 Program Announcements
Can't wait until our full 2019 schedule of films and guests is announced on Sept 26? Check out our early program announcements including our 2019 School Screening film and a sneak peek of our annual Family Day!
Attention UVA Students!
Our annual Festival Scholars program provides a 6-day immersive, educational, and networking experience for UVA students around the themes of filmmaking, film industry, and film criticism. The deadline for UVA Students to apply to be a 2019 Festival Scholar is October 2!
Support the VAFF
At the Virginia Film Festival, your support enables us to deliver the very best programming year over year. We like to thank our loyal supporters by offering them unique access to Festival events, screenings, and visiting artists, ensuring a tailor-made experience of the best the Festival has to offer.
Volunteer for the 2019 VAFF
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. Join us this Fall and submit your application today!
150 Films in 5 Days
2019 Virginia Film Festival to be held Oct 23-27
September 24, 2019
Program of Films & Guests Announced
September 26, 2019
Full Schedule Online & Donor Pre-Sale Begins
September 30, 2019
Public Tickets On Sale
Community Outreach & Engagement
The Virginia Film Festival is about far more than what happens on our screens. The power of the movies to entertain, enlighten, inspire, and challenge us provides a jumping off point for important discourse that is informed by and enriches the community here and beyond. Join the conversation!
Family-friendly feature films, interactive arts workshops, a musical instrument petting zoo, Hollywood red carpet walk, premiers of youth films, and healthy food samplings are part of this exciting theater and street fair event on Saturday of the Festival weekend. All films and activities are free to our attendees!
Our Scholars Program offers a 6-day immersive, educational, and networking experience for UVA students.
These special events provide a safe and comfortable theater experience for children with sensory-related disabilities and their families.
We partner with the region's schools to screen relevant films and host educational panels.
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.