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1. Purchase Your Pass

Our 2020 Virtual All-Access Pass offers access to all films and discussions included in our 2020 Virtual Program. The Virtual All-Access Pass is NOT valid on tickets to our Drive-In Movies or our Special Presentation events. Virtual All-Access Passes are $65.00 ($45.00 for students) and are on sale now. Individual tickets to our Virtual Program events are $8.00 each and will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 21. Visit our Tickets & Passes page for more information and to purchase your pass today.

2. Browse Films

Looking for the newest, most-talked about films? Or a timeless classic with a panel of special guests? Or maybe a hard-hitting documentary with talks given by the director and producers?

The 33rd Annual Virginia Film Festival will feature a diverse slate of features, documentaries, and shorts alongside panels, Q&As, and a series of conversations with leading industry experts and artists. Our five day program showcases the best of contemporary films while shining a spotlight on a wide variety of cultural issues and themes. From traditional screenings and lectures to special presentations, the festival appeals to a broad spectrum of audience interests.

A complete list of virtual screenings and discussions included in our Virtual Program will be available to browse on our Eventive page starting October 8 at 10:00 AM.

3. Buy Your Drive-In Tickets

In addition to our Virtual Program, we are thrilled to be presenting films at two pop-up Drive-In Movie locations throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle: at Dairy Market in downtown Charlottesville and at the picturesque Morven Farm in southeastern Albemarle County. Plans are for each venue to host one drive-in screening each night of the Festival.

Individual tickets to our Drive-In Movies will be sold online only and will be available to purchase beginning Thursday, October 8 at noon on our Eventive page.

4. Unlock Your Virtual Screenings

Once a Virtual All-Access Pass is purchased, the pass holder must sign back into their VAFF Eventive account to unlock (or reserve your individual access to) virtual screenings and events before viewing. The unlock window for pass holders begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 25, 2020. We encourage our pass holders to unlock their selection of virtual screenings as early as possible once the unlock window opens on Wednesday, October 21. In most cases, once you begin to watch a film, you will have 24 hours to complete the screening.


5. Know the Details

We know that participating in a film festival online is new for everyone, so we have pulled together a list of FAQs, How-Tos, and more in hopes of addressing common questions and offering our patrons support around their Virtual Program experience from beginning to end. If your question is not answered below or if you require further assistance, please reach out to the VAFF customer support team at boxoffice@virginiafilmfestival.org.

For more information on our virtual platform, what to expect during the Festival, and how easily Eventive will interface with your home viewing experience, please visit our Technical Support page.

For information on tickets, passes, and access to our Virtual Program, please visit our Virtual Program FAQ page.

For questions about our Drive-In series, please visit our Drive-In Movies FAQ page.

6. Enjoy Your Festival

Whether you’re attending one of our Drive-In Movies or streaming our Virtual Program from the comfort of your own home, enjoy this year’s festival! We strive to be a festival that matters – a cultural experience that goes far deeper than the movies we screen and that consistently and intentionally forges connections both within and between our communities, all while facilitating conversations around the most important issues of our time. We are thrilled to be able to continue this mission even in such unprecedented times, and we appreciate your support. See you at the movies!