36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

Land Acknowledgement

Monacan Indian Nation

The Virginia Film Festival acknowledges the Monacan Nation, the traditional owners of the land and waters upon where it takes place, as well as their elders, past, present, and emerging. Please join us in acknowledging and paying respect to the traditional custodians of the land we are on today, the Monacan people. For more information, please visit

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Indigenous Cinema of the Americas Series

The VAFF is proud to present an annual Indigenous Cinema of the Americas series, showcasing the work of Indigenous filmmakers and providing a platform for discussion around the complex issues facing this Indigenous communities.

The series is curated by guest programmers Adriana Greci Green and Federico Cualtacualt. To find more information on this series, visit

The 2022 Indigenous Cinema of the Americas series is presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and supported by UVA Arts Council. 

Film still: Portriats From a Fire