The Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia has been celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 25 years. Every autumn, the Festival showcases celebrated new features and documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from right here in Virginia. The Festival brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that stimulate, educate, and engage. Today, the Festival stands as one of Virginia’s most important cultural landmarks, and one of the most respected regional destination film festivals in the United States.
- To educate and engage audiences of all ages in an open dialogue on the art of film through a four-day festival and year-round screenings and events
- To promote discussions between artists, students, academics, and audiences about the films and how they relate to the world in which we live
- To support the films and filmmakers of the Commonwealth of Virginia