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Family Day 2013
Saturday, November 9
In its inaugural year on the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at U.Va.!

(Located on Culbreth Road, between Rugby Road and University Avenue)

Thank you to all who joined us! Please check in September 2014 for next year’s plans!


  • Enjoy free family movies highlighted by the 60th anniversary screening of Disney’s Peter Pan and the critically acclaimed documentary William and the Windmill , both in the Culbreth Theater.
  • Drop by our outdoor, tented Interactive Arts Fair for mini costuming workshops, live performances and demonstrations, and much more!
  • Go Hollywoodby dressing up as your favorite movie character – and pose for paparazzi on our red carpet.
  • Between activities, wander around the brand new U.Va. Arts Grounds, including the new rooftop patio of the Ruth Caplin Theatre, and learn more about what the U.Va. Arts have to offer.
  • Visit the Fralin Art Museum for some family filming fun with their staff of art educators.
  • Convenient and FREE parking at the Culbreth Road Garage.
  • Interact with and watch puppeteering demos of Sylvanus and Winston, U.Va.’s own mega-size special effects creatures from The Stan Winston Arts Festival of the Moving Creature.
  • Your miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens can hear, see, touch, and learn to make sounds on musical instruments at the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra‘s Musical Instrument Petting Zoo in the Helms Theatre.
  • Students of all-ages can enroll in free film-inspired Arts Workshops led by U.Va. arts faculty and staff. Workshops will include stage combat, Shakespeare, dance, animation, and theater games.  Visit our workshop page for details on all available Arts Workshops and to pre-register your student artists today!
  • Discover up-and-coming youth filmmakers from the VFF’s Young Filmmakers Academy – over 150 films by 600 local elementary and middle school students!

And the best part….it’s all FREE!!

The Family Day at the 2013 Virginia Film Festival is supported by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, Century Link, Charlottesville Newsplex, Foxfield Racing Association, and Lite Rock Z95.1.

The Festival’s 2013 Community Outreach and Education Program is generously supported by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF.

The Virginia Film Festival seeks to engage its community year-round through hands-on programs for children and young adults and partnerships with a variety of local organizations.  Our work would not be possible without the support of our community including individual and corporate sponsors.  To learn more or to become a sponsor, visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org, email supportvff@virginia.edu.

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