Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the Festival take place?
The Virginia Film Festival takes place in venues all across Charlottesville, including the Historic Downtown Mall and on Grounds of the University of Virginia. Films screen at: Culbreth Theatre, Newcomb Hall Theatre, The Paramount Theater, PVCC Dickinson Center, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Vinegar Hill Theatre, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Violet Crown.
For additional venue information, please see our VENUES & PARKING page.
Is the Festival accessible?
Yes! All screening and event venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair areas for viewing performances, and have accessible restrooms.
For additional information about additional services, please visit our ACCESSIBILITY page.
How can I get to the Festival?
For maps to each venue and parking information, please visit our VENUES & PARKING page.
There is a free shuttle available to all VAFF patrons, guests, and friends. It services VAFF venues and hotels on a continuous loop. For more information about where and when the shuttle stops, please visit the SHUTTLE page.
How do I plan my schedule?
We will screen more than 150 films at the Festival. The FILM GUIDE offers an in-depth review of the films and guest artists.
We offer an interactive SCHEDULE so you can make the most of your Festival visit. We also offer a print program that features the full schedule in grid form, and provides a synopsis for each film, summaries of all panels and events, and other general Festival info. The printed program is available beginning Wednesday, October 16 at the Festival Headquarters, in the C-VILLE Weekly, and at various locations around Charlottesville.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 30. To learn how to purchase tickets and review our policies, please visit our TICKETS page.
How can I get involved?