Series/Themes: Critical Conversations, Gala Screenings, Special Guests, Women in Film Focus
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 99 min.
Director: Nora Twomey
Featuring: Gaten Matarazzo, Leighton Meester, Jacob Tremblay
FAMILY CENTERPIECE SCREENING
Based on the beloved 1948 Newberry Award-winning children’s book, My Father’s Dragon is the story of Elmer Elevator, a young boy so disenchanted with his move to the city that he runs away to Wild Island to find Boris, a young dragon in need of a rescue. Directed by two-time Oscar nominee Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), co-written by Meg LeFauve, the Oscar-nominated co-writer of the Pixar hit Inside/Out, and produced by VAFF Advisory Board Member and UVA alumnae Julie Lynn, this gorgeously animated feature is a fantastical tale filled with exotic creatures, wild adventures, and fearless fun.
Presentation of Screenwriting Achievement Award to Meg LeFauve by John Lee Hancock (VAFF Board)
Discussion with director Nora Twomey, producer Julie Lynn, screenwriter Meg LeFauve, and supervising sound editor Zach Seivers, moderated by Carlos Aguilar (LA Times, The Wrap, AV Club)
Meg LeFauve is the Oscar®-Nominated writer of Pixar’s Inside Out, and Golden-Globe nominated writer of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. She was a mentor at Meryl Streep’s writer’s lab, and has written for live-action and animated features for TV and Film.
The Paramount Theater
Children 12 & Under: $5