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Donor Benefits

At the Virginia Film Festival, your support enables us to deliver the very best programming during our annual 5-day Festival and allows us to maintain a year-round presences through educations partnerships and community engagement efforts across the Commonwealth. 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.

Give & Enjoy

Thank you for your consideration of support for the Virginia Film Festival. Your support is an investment in our community and enables us to deliver the very best programming year after year.

Please find our 2020 donor benefits and giving levels below.  Please contact Lizzy Ramey at 434-924-1308 or SupportVAFF@virginia.edu if you have any questions or requests.

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Donor Benefits

Launch Party: Be the first to hear our lineup of films, events, and guests at this annual sneak preview party.

Advance Ticket Access: Skip the lines and get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public.

Ticket Vouchers: Redeem your vouchers for tickets to any film screening, regardless of price. Please note that film ticket vouchers can be redeemed for no more than two tickets to a single screening.

Sponsors Soirée: Join filmmakers, industry guests, and your fellow sponsors to toast the Festival at this festive private reception, held right before our Opening Night Film.

Late Night Wrap Party: Celebrate the Festival on Saturday night with an evening of music, dancing, and pure fun.

Opening Night Gala: An annual VAFF highlight, this comfortably elegant affair offers supporters and friends an opportunity to join special guests to officially kick off the Festival.

Filmmakers & Sponsors Lounge: Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, the Lounge is an exclusive space for donors, sponsors, actors, and filmmakers to meet, interact, and refuel between screenings.

Concierge Ticket Service: Our personal concierge service ensures the best Virginia Film Festival experience.

Producer’s Club Reception and Industry Nights: Enjoy exclusive access to intimate gatherings with the VAFF’s top industry guests.

Giving Levels & Associated Benefits

Gaffer: $100+

  • Public Recognition in Festival Program and on screen during the Festival
  • Discount on all official VAFF merchandise
  • Invitation for two to the annual Launch Party
    Tax deductible amount $30

Extra: $250+

  • All the above benefits
  • Advance opportunity to select films and purchase additional tickets
  • Invitation for two to the Sponsors Soirée
  • Six film ticket vouchers*
    Tax deductible amount $22

Cinematographer: $500+ 

  • All the above benefits
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (eight vouchers total)*
  • Two tickets to the Late Night Wrap Party
    Tax deductible amount $156

Director: $1,000+ 

  • All the above benefits
  • Two tickets to the Opening Night Gala
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (10 vouchers total)*
  • Access for two to the Filmmakers & Sponsors Lounge
    Tax deductible amount $330

Producer: $2,500+

  • All the above benefits
  • Two additional film ticket vouchers (12 vouchers total)*
  • Personal concierge service for ticket selection and additional purchases
  • Producer’s Club Membership
    Tax deductible amount $1,804

Star: $5,000+

  • All of the above benefits
  • Eight additional film ticket vouchers (20 vouchers total)*
  • Opportunity to be named underwriter of a film screening
    Tax deductible amount $4,200

Benefactor: $10,000+

  • All of the above benefits
  • Ten additional film ticket vouchers (30 vouchers total)*
  • Opportunity to attend a private dinner with select special guests* and/or VAFF programming team (*pending availability)
    Tax deductible amount $9,070

*Film ticket vouchers can be redeemed for no more than two tickets to a single screening

About Your Donation

All donors of $100 or more will be publicly recognized as Festival supporters, unless you instruct otherwise. All donors of $2,500 or more will be recognized as members of the University of Virginia Rotunda Society.

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount of your sponsorship.

For more information, please contact Lizzy Ramey at 434-924-1308 or SupportVAFF@virginia.edu.