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

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

Welcome, Festival Discussants

Thank you for your participation in the 36th annual Virginia Film Festival! You will find details on when and where to pick up your Discussant Badge below.


Discussant Badge Pick-Up

You can pick up your Discussant Badge at the Filmmakers & Sponsors Lounge at The Whiskey Jar located in The Whiskey Jar on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall at 227 W. Main Street, across from the Omni Hotel.

The Lounge is open Thursday, Oct 26 through Saturday, Oct 28 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

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Badge Benefits & Tickets to VAFF Events

Your Discussant Badge will allow you access to our Filmmakers & Sponsors Lounge at The Whiskey Jar, where refreshments and information on the VAFF are available at any time during the hours of operation, listed above.

You will also receive four ticket vouchers when you pick up your Badge. Each ticket voucher can be exchanged for a ticket to any regularly priced film screening ($15 and under), pending availability, at a VAFF box office. Box office locations and hours can be found on our Tickets page.

We encourage you to visit the box office and select your tickets early on in the Festival.



VAFF Program
To learn more about the complete 2023 Festival Program of screenings and events, visit our schedule and films A-Z listing.

For more information about addresses or parking at any of our venues, visit our venues & parking page.

Accessibility and Accommodations
The Virginia Film Festival and the University of Virginia are committed to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. All of our venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair areas for viewing performances, and have accessible restrooms. For more information, visit our accessibility page.


If you have any questions, please contact Atlee Webber, Guest Services Coordinator, at vaffguestservices@virgina.edu.