THE 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION  FILMS & SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED MID JANUARY 2017

Heather Waters
RIFF, Founder & Producer

 Welcome

The 2017 Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) will be February 27-March 5th. Film and screenplay submissions are open until 10/1/16 and music submissions are open through Dec 12/1/16. If you would like to submit your project for consideration, click on the Film Freeway submission link.  The 2017 Official Selection will be notified in December 2016 & advance tickets will go on sale mid January.   We look forward to seeing you in RVA this February.

“RIFF was a great place to showcase our socially minded documentary. The festival had strong ties with local media (our film got TV and print coverage), there were a wide variety of filmmakers in attendance (first timers to Academy Award winners) who I am glad to now know, and festival director, Heather Waters and her staff were just so professional and fun! Our showing at RIFF led directly to invitations to screen for other festivals and audiences, plus offers of support from major corporations. RIFF was the perfect stop in a grassroots campaign that ultimately led to distribution. I’d come back in a heartbeat.”

Michael Terrill

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION:  FILM

WEB SERIES

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Najat Jellab, Director - The Projectionist

It was great to be made so welcome in RIFF by everyone I met, and to have my eyes opened to a city with both a rich and vibrant history and a hugely promising future. It was very hard to leave, and I am looking forward to being back.

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