Adrenaline Film Project

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Adrenaline Film Project!!!

The 2013 Adrenaline Film Project is presented by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and supported by the U.Va. Robertson Media Center and the Virginia Production Alliance

“Adrenaline is the best film education you can get in three days.”
–Romulo Alejandro, Adrenaline Film Project 2012 Mentor and 2005 Participant

In Brief

The Adrenaline Film Project is a 72 hour filmmaking competition where 10-12 teams of three filmmakers must write, cast, shoot, edit and screen a film during the Virginia Film Festival. Each phase of production is closely supervised and advised by AFP mentors. The process will culminate in a competitive screening of the finished films and an award ceremony in front of a live audience at the University of Virginia’s Culbreth Theatre on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 9:00 p.m.

The Mentors

This year’s mentors include Adrenaline founder Jeff Wadlow (director/writer of Kick-Ass 2), director Derek Sieg, whose own film “Swedish Auto” opened the 2006 Virginia Film Festival, and acting coach Leigh Kilton-Smith, who most recently worked with Jeff Wadlow on Kick-Ass 2.

In previous years, the film sets of Adrenaline teams have also been visited by guest mentors including legendary director Norman Jewison (Director, In the Heat of the Night), Mark Johnson (Producer, The Chronicles of Narnia), Brad Silberling (Director, Lemony Snicket), Ron Yerxa (Producer, Little Miss Sunshine), and many more!


The Robertson Media Center at the University of Virginia Library offers support for new media scholarship to both students and faculty in a state-of-the-art multimedia facility. Staffed by knowledgeable media professionals, the RMC provides consultation and project planning services in such areas as digital imaging, audiovisual production and post-production, physical interactivity, 2D/3D animation, mobile technologies, and visualization.

Prizes for this year’s Adrenaline Film Project winners TBD.

The Adrenaline Film Project is part of the Festival’s Community Outreach & Education Program. The Virginia Film Festival’s 2013 Community Outreach and Education Program is generously supported by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF).

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