Virginia Film Festival Pop-Up Drive-In Movies Announced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VASeptember 22, 2020Virginia Film Festival officials have announced the launch of sales for the Virtual All Access Passes for the 2020 Festival, coming up from October 21-25. As previously announced, and in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, this year’s Festival will feature a virtual format, while also offering safe and socially-distanced Drive-In Movies each evening.

The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.

The 2020 VAFF Virtual All-Access Pass, priced at $65.00, offers access to all films and discussions included in the 2020 Virtual Program, which will include over 50 narrative and documentary features, curated short film packages, post-film discussions, and panel conversations. The Virtual All-Access Pass will NOT include admission to the VAFF’s Drive-In Movies or access to a limited series of Special Presentation screenings and events. Complete details on how to purchase and use your All-Access Pass, how to access our Virtual Program, technical support, and much more are available at

A Virtual Student Pass will also be available for $45.00, offering the same benefits as the All-Access Pass at a discounted price for grade school and college students.

Full-time graduate and undergraduate students at UVA can use their Arts$ allocation to reserve a free Virtual Student Pass by visiting

VAFF officials also announced today two pop-up Drive-In Movie locations: downtown at Dairy Market, officially opening later this fall, and at the picturesque Morven Farm in southeastern Albemarle County. Plans are for each venue to host one drive-in screening each night of the Festival.

“We are very excited to have these two outstanding locations for what will be an outstanding collection of drive-in movies,” said Jody Kielbasa, Director of the Virginia Film Festival and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia. “We are excited to partner with our friends at Dairy Market as they prepare to bring Charlottesville one of its most unique new hospitality, business, and residential offerings with their November opening. And we are thrilled to share the University of Virginia Foundation’s picturesque Morven Farm, with our patrons. It is truly one of the most extraordinary properties in our region, and it offers the perfect backdrop for a fun and safe Virginia Film Festival experience.”

The Virginia Film Festival’s 2020 Virtual Program and Drive-In Movies schedule will be announced on Tuesday, October 6. A complete list of the films and discussions, along with ticket information, will be posted online on Thursday, October 8. Single tickets to Drive-In Movies and Special Presentation Events will also go on sale October 8. Individual tickets to the Virtual Program will go on sale on Wednesday, October 21. For more information, visit

The 2020 VAFF Press Room can be accessed at

The 2020 Virginia Film Festival is presented by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The 2020 Virginia Film Festival is generously supported by the following Sustaining Sponsors: Bank of America, UVA Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, Virginia Film Office, and VPM: Virginia’s home for Public Media.