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After a particularly difficult year for public and performing arts, we are deeply grateful and honored to be able to provide a platform to experience and celebrate theatrical exhibition, in-person, once again. For the past 34 years - through the lows and the highs - the VAFF’s mission has been fueled and sustained by the continuous support from our donors and sponsors. And we cannot thank you enough for this continued trust, commitment, advocacy, and support.

In order to present another safe, in-person Festival that features the same high-quality, dynamic, and exciting films and guests that have come to define the nature of the VAFF, we have decided to significantly scale-back the total size of our Festival, while still featuring the best and brightest in the industry. For this reason, and many others, all gifts to the VAFF this year will be completely tax deductible donations that support the making of a Festival that has an incredible impact on this beloved community, brings people together in celebration, discussion, and connection, and we hope provides a truly unique and exciting experience for all that attend. Donor Pre-Sale and ticket vouchers to screenings and events, thus, will not be offered in 2021, but we will continue to provide badges for the Filmmakers and Sponsors Lounge at The Whiskey Jar to those that donate at the $1,000-level and above. Additionally, the VAFF will acknowledge donors at the $100-level and above on our website and on our pre-trailer sponsor scroll that is shown before each screening - unless otherwise noted by the donor.

Support the VAFF

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

We believe that sharing diverse stories, engaging audiences across the Commonwealth, the nation, and the globe in dynamic discussion, and celebrating the art of film is more important than ever. Your gift to the Virginia Film Festival will allow us to continue to provide these opportunities for connection and celebration and allows us to further our mission.

To complete an online donation today, please click the GIVE NOW button below. For information on other ways to give, click here.


About Your Donation

All donors of $100 or more will be publicly recognized as Festival donors, 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 donation.

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