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The James River Film Society offers a variety of opportunities for filmmakers to screen their work:

The quarterly James River Filmmaker’s Forum offers local and visiting filmmakers to screen their short films in a laid back atmosphere (currently at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, home of the James River Film Society). After each screening Forum Founder Jeff Roll moderates a lively Q&A session with the filmmakers. To show your film, email Jeff Roll at jeff@jamesriverfilm.org.

The James River Film Festival, held annually in April, has a special place for the quirky, off-beat, experimental and avant-garde. We like comedy, drama, documentary, animation and experimental — really all kinds of films as long they are original vs. cookie cutter.

James River Short Films is a mini-festival devoted to the medium of short film. The centerpiece is a juried competition for short films (20 minutes or less) from around the globe that best embody what the James River Film Society and James River Film Festival are all about — the art of film and film as art. The James River Film Society and its James River Film Festival, held each April, have brought innovative filmmakers and artists to Richmond for more than 20 years, including Ross McElwee, Jodie Mack, Stan Brakhage, the Quay Brothers, Ray Harryhausen, Gary Lucas, Karen Aqua, Pere Ubu, Charles Burnett, Tom Verlaine, Martha Colburn, Jonas Mekas, William Wegman, Ken Jacobs, Albert Maysles, Peggy Ahwesh and many more. For more information, visit this link to the James River Short Films 2015 Call for Entries post. Any questions, contact Jeff Roll at jeff@jamesriverfilm.org.