The 2016 Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) will take place March 3-6, 2016. The 2016 programming line up will be announced late December 2015.
RIFF has become one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic bringing more than 120 cutting edge films to RVA, plus industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, red carpet awards, and entertainment mixers that usher the spirit of Hollywood into Virginia's Bowtie Movieland/Criterion and the historic Byrd Theater, a venue touted by USA Today as "one of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States." It's a one-of-a-kind festival honoring some of the most singularly entertaining projects on the international film scene.
With more than 20 countries represented in last year's festival submissions, the RIFF Official Selection consists of a diverse range of films (features and shorts), music videos, and screenplays of all genres -- all while providing a fun atmosphere for patrons and excellent networking platform for talent from around the globe. The majority of the Official Selection filmmakers and writers attend festival week, all of which compete for top award honors with the Audience and Grand Jury.
An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF also provides a collaborative platform between local filmmakers and other filmmakers from around the world. Through its film productions, shot in Virginia each winter, the festival is an exciting collaborative platform for writers, filmmakers, and the arts community as it brings great talent together and helps launch careers.
Through its GenerationMIX Community Outreach Day and its Youth Roundtable Film Series, RIFF proudly champions creativity and leadership development in young people who have a passion for the arts.
At RIFF, there is truly something for every artist and patron. JOIN US IN RVA MARCH 3-6, 2016 as we celebrate the arts and honor some of the film industry's finest talent. For more info, contact RIFF at: firstname.lastname@example.org