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37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

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2014 Family Day and Adrenaline Film Project Plans Announced

by JennyM on September 30, 2014



Family Day To Feature Free 75th Anniversary Screening of Wizard of Oz at Culbreth Theatre And Array of Interactive Arts Workshops Throughout U.Va. Arts Grounds

Adrenaline Co-Founder Jeff Wadlow To Be Joined By Filmmaker Derek Sieg and Acting Coach Leigh Kilton-Smith As Guest Mentors For Popular 72-Hour Guerilla Filmmaking Project

Charlottesville, VA – September 30, 2014 – The Virginia Film Festival will once again put community front and center in 2014 with the return of its highly popular Family Day and the 11th Annual Adrenaline Film Project.

The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia.

Now in its second year on the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at U.Va., the Festival’s Family Day festivities will take place on Saturday, November 8. This year’s highlights will include a free 75th Anniversary screening of The Wizard of Oz at 10:00 a.m. at Culbreth Theatre.

Once again this year, the Festival will offer a series of dynamic, interactive, and film-themed workshops led by U.Va. faculty, students, and representatives from community organizations. This year’s workshop topics will include audition techniques, dance routines, make-up application, and improv fun. Space is limited, and reservations can be made at www.virginiafilmfestival.org/workshops.

Also returning to Family Day this year is the “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo,” a hands-on musical experience hosted by the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. The fun and entertainment continues throughout the day outside as well, thanks to an interactive Arts Festival that will feature demonstrations, activities, and performances featuring U.Va. a cappella and improv groups. More than 600 local students from Charlottesville and Albemarle County will participate in the VFF Young Filmmakers Academy, making their own films with the help of VFF mentors, then enjoying their own red carpet screening experience as part of the Family Day fun.

The Virginia Film Festival’s Family Day and Young Filmmakers Academy are part of its Outreach and Education program, which also includes the ACTION! High School Filmmaking Competition and special middle and high school screenings presented both during the Festival and throughout the year.

Since its initial launch in 2003, the Adrenaline Film Project has become an annual highlight and audience favorite at the VFF, bringing together 10-12 teams of three filmmakers to write, cast, shoot, edit, and screen their films in only 72 hours. Acclaimed filmmaker and Charlottesville native Jeff Wadlow will once again head a veteran mentor team that includes Charlottesville filmmaker Derek Sieg and noted acting coach Leigh Kilton-Smith. Mentors closely supervise each stage of production, and the process culminates in a competitive screening and award ceremony in front of a live audience at Culbreth Theatre on Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m.

Applications are currently available for the 2014 Adrenaline Film Project at http://www.virginiafilmfestival.org/adrenaline/. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Selected participant will be notified on Friday, October 24.

Adrenaline Film Project applications can be delivered to the Virginia Film Festival’s office at:

617 West Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Or materials can be mailed t:

Virginia Film Festival
ATTN: Adrenaline Film Project
PO Box 400869
Charlottesville, VA 22904

The Family Day at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival is generously supported by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, CenturyLink, Foxfield Racing Association, Charlottesville Newsplex, and Lite Rock Z95.1

The Virginia Film Festival’s 2014 Adrenaline Film Project is presented by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and supported by the U.Va. Roberston Media Center, the U.Va. Arts Council, and the Virginia Production Alliance.

The Virginia Film Festival’s 2014 Community Outreach and Education Program is generously supported by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF and The Sarah Lahr Educational Fund.

For more information, visit http://www.virginiafilmfestival.org/.