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

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


Sensory-Friendly Screening

In order to promote the health and safety of our community members, the Sensory-Friendly Screening will not take place during the 2022 Festival. Below you will find an archive of the Virginia Film Festival's Sensory-Friendly Screening, a collaboration with Accessible Theatre Project and Light House Studio.

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About the Screening

Sensory-friendly performances aim to provide a positive viewing experience for children with autism or other sensory-related disabilities and their families. Special accommodations will account for potential sensory challenges such as jarring sounds or lights and the selected film will be short (~1 hour). A quiet area will be available during the show for anyone who needs to take a break. Specially trained volunteers will be present to support attendees and families.

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Resources and FAQs are provided by Accessible Theatre Project to help you decide if this is the right show for you and your family to attend. Children must attend the sensory-friendly performance with a parent or responsible adult. After the show, families will be invited to complete a brief survey to help improve our understanding of sensory-friendly theater.