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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.

Your support, this year, is perhaps more important to the future of the Virginia Film Festival than ever before. Though presenting a virtual festival will assuredly cut some of our costs, in order for us to continue to deliver a stellar program with engaging discussions and exciting guests, we will need the continued support from our donors, sponsors, and community partners. If you have any questions about the impact of your gift or the process for completing a gift, please reach out to Lizzy Ramey at 434-924-1308 or SupportVAFF@virginia.edu.

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

You will find an archive of our 2019 donor benefits and giving levels below.

 

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2019 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.

2019 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 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.