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

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


John F. Harris

Writer and Executive Producer

John Harris served as the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, from 1997 to 2007, and as a Managing Director/Senior Advisor through 2011.

John has written screenplays for two award-winning short films, Playing Through and Bernie and Rebecca, which have screened at numerous film festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest and the Cleveland International Film Festival. John also served as Executive Producer for 1186 TO OMAHA, a sports documentary about University of Virginia Baseball’s 2015 NCAA Championship.

John’s community and charitable service includes serving on the boards of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, which he chaired, the Jefferson Trust, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia, which he chaired, The Virginia Film Festival, and the Charlottesville Tom Sox, a summer league baseball team for college players.

John, a 1982 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia, is married to Amy Bowler Harris.  They have two children, Caroline and James.  The Harris family resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.