James River Film Festival
The James River Film Festival, Virginia’s Festival for the Independent Minded, was founded in 1994 to offer an alternative to mainstream movie-going fare. Since the beginning, the festival has featured experimental, independent, avant-garde, foreign, cult, and classic art house films and has brought more than 130 nationally and internationally known filmmakers, musicians, critics, educators and artists to Richmond to present and discuss their work. The James River Film Festival is a programmed/curated festival vs. an invitational. James River Shorts is an annual juried invitational dedicated to short films (works 30 minutes or less in length) from around the world that best embody the James River Film Society’s dedication to the art of film and film as art.