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

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

Light House Studio Shorts


Light House Studio is a nonprofit film center where Charlottesville-area youth from elementary school through college learn to tell their own stories on film. This showcase features some of the year’s best student work, including films from Light House’s Summer Film Academy, community partnerships, and the Adrenaline Film Project.

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.

HOW I ROSE TO FAME by Ginger Craghead-Way, Violet Craghead-Way, Kellen Bobko, and Robin Baranowski

SPACE ODDITIES  by Tee Nabi, Ian Frye, and Cyrus Jackson

THE WALLET by Charlotte Trimble, Ella Ginsburg, Annemarie Beal, and Ngoty Boyle

CHARLOTTESVILLE CLEAN MY LUNGS by Amanda Bilchick, Brigid Toumey, and Josie Fischman

BLUE BLOCK by Maliyah Allen, Jayden Brown, Jeremiah Nocks, Kaliyah Walker, and Anthony Talbert

DUMB ACADEMY by Leila McElwain, Rosa Gulino, AJ Grabowski, Katherine Richter, Madalena Waldron, and Vivian Dillard

POPCORN LUNG by Alston Richey, Noah Zunder, Sammie Mayo, Caleigha Fortune, and Claire Curry

PEER PRESSURE IS THE DEVIL by Jermey Vest, Jvon Barnett, Haneif Gregory, and Kellie Snyder-Wright

THE SCIENCE OF REGRET by Jonah Sawyer, Finn Barker, Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick, Cyrus Luebke, Emmie Mohr, and Annika Wanchek

TURTLE CITY by Xander Kalergis, Roberto Cortes, and Arya Deucher

THE GREAT TUMBLE by Walker Grabowski, Annika Braun-Wahlin, Stefan Laza, and Ellie Hickey

MOTHER OF THE YEAR by David Heller, Stella Butler, Vivian Amberly, Elsie Holcombe, and Annie Waddell

A DR. PEPPER A DAY by Starr Hill Pathways: Broadcast News and Social Media, Shasteria Taylor, and Kacie Usher

INSOMNILLA by Graham Scott, Luella Smith, Madeline Mondschein, and Finn Walden

ONE FRAME AT A TIME by Piedmont Family YMCA at Walker Upper Elementary

UNO OUT by Mykei Stinnie, Quamarii Broady (Marii), Taniyah Jones, and Edison Duolo (ED)

BRIEF-CASE by Aldie Porter, Kelsey Fischer, Kate Streicher, Van Wagley, Ace Swanson, and Blake Jennings

I DID A THING by Nyx Spillman, Zoey Downer, Charlotte Wood, and Gigi Lane

DOPPELGANGER by Kaya Barnes-Hoo, Sienna Robinson, Allie Fontaine, and Caleb Spurgeon

HAUNTED LOCATIONS by Casey Leone, Aldie Porter, Sawyer Strickler, and Helen Rumsey

HEY, CAN WE TALK? by Sophia Jordan, Sebastian Segura, and Via Taylor


Thursday, October 26


5:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Runtime: 70 min.

Genre: Shorts

Year: 2023

Country: USA