Richmond – VHSL Film Festival – June 2-3 – FEE

Thirty-eight films from high school filmmakers across the Commonwealth have been designated as Official Selections of the VHSL Film Festival and will be honored with a screening at the festival, which will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Avenue, June 2-3.

Each screening segment will be followed by audience choice voting and a filmmaker Q&A. The screening schedule is as follows:

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 at 10:45 A.M. – COMMERICAL/PSA

Catch Up on Workforce Readiness, Lee-Davis HS, Mechanicsville

Cover Up, Clover Hill HS, Midlothian

Das Auto, Princess Anne HS, Virginia Beach

Get Your Own Crew, Salem HS, Virginia Beach

Holy Smokes, Jefferson Forest HS, Forest

Love One Another, Annandale HS, Annandale

Silent Bully, Stafford HS, Stafford

The Hideaway Café: a Safe Space, James Wood HS, Winchester

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 at 1:30 P.M. – ANIMATION

Dood the Doodle, Stafford HS, Stafford

Empty Faces, Princess Anne HS, Virginia Beach

Flew the Coop, Clover Hill HS, Midlothian

Life, James W. Robinson SS, Fairfax

The Tale of Ethel, Churchland HS, Portsmouth

The Timing, Chancellor HS, Fredericksburg

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 at 3:55 P.M. – DOCUMENTARY

A New Hope, Blacksburg HS, Blacksburg

Lee’s Little Shorebeakers, Princess Anne HS, Virginia Beach

The Unheard Voice, Midlothian HS, Midlothian

Unified Basketball at TAHS, Turner Ashby HS, Bridgewater

His Image, Fluvanna County HS, Palmyra

Bravery, Clover Hill HS, Midlothian

Scoliosis, South County HS, Lorton

Jace, Salem HS, Virginia Beach

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 at 7:30 P.M. – EXPERIMENTAL

Pithos, Clover Hill HS, Midlothian

Reflections, Radford HS, Radford

Imminent, Princess Anne HS, Virginia Beach

The Shape of Letting Go, Jefferson Forest HS, Forest

Enouement, James W. Robinson SS, Fairfax

Malum, George Wythe HS, Wytheville

REM Sleep, C. D. Hylton HS, Woodbridge

The Control Room, West Potomac HS, Alexandria

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 at 10:45 A.M. – NARRATIVE

Don’t Stare, South County HS, Lorton

First Act, Princess Anne HS, Virginia Beach

Last Day, Chancellor HS, Fredericksburg

Mislabeled, C.D. Hylton HS, Woodbridge

Resemblance, Annandale HS, Annandale

The Lesson, Virginia HS, Bristol

This is Riley, Radford HS, Radford

Unhinged, Blacksburg HS, Blacksburg

 

The festival will also feature guest speakers who will present on various film-related topics. The guest speaker schedule is as follows:

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

10:00 a.m.       The Path to Filmmaking, the Master Art f/ Praheme

12:45 p.m.       After Effects f/ Rob Byrne

3:10 p.m.         Capturing Stories that Matter f/ Hannah Ayers & Lance Warren

6:45 p.m.         Elevated Cinematography f/ Alexander Casas & Seth Wood

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

10:00 a.m.       Pulling off Impossible Logistics f/ Amanda Ricks

 

The festival will conclude with a Red Carpet entrance on Saturday, June 3 at 2:45 p.m. f/ DJ Mikemetic, followed by the VHSL Vanguard (top three films in each category) and Awards presented to Best Film and Audience Choice film in each category.

 

The VHSL Film Festival is sponsored by the Virginia Film Office, the Virginia Production Alliance and Final Draft.

 

Tickets may be purchased here.