Work from Virginia filmmakers will be on the big screen on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St..
The show runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature short films from filmmakers, as well as a table read or two from screenwriters, all from the Commonwealth.
Doors open at 11:00 a.m., and things kick off with a screenplay table read at 11:15. The first block of films is at 1:00 p.m., and the final session begins at 2:30 p.m, immediately followed by the Showcase awards.
- Free for Virginia Production Alliance members.
- For non-members, admission is $12 for an all-day pass.
- Single-session passes are available for $5 each
Click here to purchase your passes in advance. There will also be a cash concession, including beer and wine, throughout the event.
Presented by VPA Richmond, the Showcase began in 2017-2018 as series of screenings, but is now moving to a single-event format, which will conclude with an awards ceremony for categories such as Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director.
Last year, the science-fiction short Only Savagesby Virginia filmmaker Ben Page featuring characters portrayed by puppets, took the top prize. Uma: Make It Last, by Old Dominion graduates Jeremy Bates, Sevannah Harvey, and Nadja Bangoura, took top documentary honors, and Richmond filmmaker Michael Ivey took home best screenplay and best director for his suspense short She’s Home.
The Showcase was developed by VPA Richmond as a chance for filmmakers to experience a film festival atmosphere, see their films on a big screen, and answer questions from the audience. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other filmmakers and support independent film.