37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

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

News from the Adrenaline Film Project

As of September 6, 2018, Light House Studio has taken over of the ownership and management of the Adrenaline Film Project. The shift in ownership allows Light House Studio to bring its filmmaking education expertise to Adrenaline, which was co-founded in 2004 by noted director and Charlottesville native Jeff Wadlow. Adrenaline will take a hiatus in the Fall of 2018 and return in 2019. The Virginia Film Festival will continue to provide a platform for screening the completed Adrenaline Film Project films each year.

For more information on the transfer of ownership, please see our press release here.

For future updates on the Adrenaline Film Project, visit lighthousestudio.org or the Adrenaline Facebook Page.

Questions? Email the Virginia Film Festival at info@vafilmfeststag.wpengine.com.

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2017 AFP Archival Information

The Adrenaline Film Project is a highly-caffeinated filmmaking competition where 12 teams of three filmmakers write, cast, shoot, edit and screen a film in just 72 hours.  Interested teams apply to participate each year, and after a competitive application review, the top twelve teams are chosen to participate.

Each participating team works alongside professional mentors throughout the 72 hour competition, and each phase of production will be closely supervised and advised.  Mentors assign teams a genre, line of dialogue, and prop that they must incorporate into 3-5 minute original film.

At the end of the 72 hour competition, all completed films premiered at a competitive and lively screening and awards presentations on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 PM at The Paramount Theater.

2017 AFP Mentors: Charlottesville native and acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Wadlow, who co-founded AFP and wrote and directed True Memoirs of an International Assassin and Kick Ass 2, will return as lead mentor. Wadlow will be joined by three-time Adrenaline alum Ben Haslup, who produces specials on National Geographic and The Discovery Channel, including some of the highest rated Shark Week episodes of all time, and Han West, a UVA alum who produced Lemon and Oh Lucy!. See below for full bios of our talented mentors!

Want a behind the scenes look at Adrenaline? View our 72 Hours in 5 Minutes short film.