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

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

Light House Studio Shorts


For over 20 years, Light House Studio has helped Charlottesville youth tell their stories through film. With an award-winning Summer Film Academy and year-round partnerships with other local nonprofits, Light House works with hundreds of students every year. This one-hour program highlights some of the best student work of 2022, from elementary school through high school, from public health PSAs to zombie movies. Some of these projects have something important to say about our community; some of them have amazing special effects; all of them are from the distinct creative minds of Charlottesville’s young people.

Once again this year, the VAFF is proud to showcase the work of the students at Light House Studio in Charlottesville with a selection of short films.

All Ears by Conrad Heins, Jack Davis & Susie Davis

The Masked Murderer by AJ Grabowski, Claire Gu, Reed Measells, and Eli White

Hank by Grady Rajagopalan, Ira Lianez, Orly Smith, and Rose Brennan-Wilkinson

The Haunted House by students at Southwood Boys and Girls Club

Zombie Serum by Brody Russell, Wyatt Young, and Evelyn Graham

Grand Theft Sandwich by Parker Root, Morgan Doerr, and Van Wagley

The Cheese Touch by Austin Koshansky, Elzie Heyward, Alex Thiele, Kelsey Koontz and Wallis Hrabe

Here Comes the Sun by Brooks Middleton and Reece Harris

Keeping Up With the Kool Kids by Julia Glass, Seamus Brown, Anika Wanchek, Robin Baranowski and Drake Sellman

The Red Fox Fur Coat by Mackenzie Schultheis

C3: Transportation PSA by Asadullah Faqirzada, Logan Martin, Sadeja Williams, Tamana Khaydan, Ezahar Zahid, and Iraj Lahig

Nightmare by Liam Anderson, Camerin Kith, Dylan Fox, Gray Dessert, Tatum Daves, Naomi Kim, and Graham Holub

Cold Love by by Stella Butler, Dylan “DD” Duke, Robin Baranowski, and Wren Keighley

Jealousy by Liam Anderson, Zaharra Colla, Camerin Kith, and Emma Kaufman-Horner

Spike-Zilla by Thomas Solla, Shep Sieg, and Lux Wayland

Living Dead by Brooks Middleton, Wiley Mason, Chris Van Vleet, and Minna Smith

Invasion of the Bush Beast by Devin Kuhn, Liam Crowley, Zack Middleton, and Jude Venteicher

Nicotine Helps Plants, Not People by Caja Edwards, Christian Anderson, Claire Curry, Cydney Jackson, Dominic Jackson, Kaylan Alexander, Nilab Sultan, Sephira Ainsworth, and Terrell Moore

The Bathroom by Henry Spillman

The Body by Ben Berthy, Eli Lerdau, and Chloe Rodriguez-Thomas

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat. 


Thursday, November 3


5:00 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Runtime: 60 min.

Genre: Shorts