Flicker, established by RMIC co-founder James Parrish, was a bi-monthly series of short Super 8 and 16mm films, primarily featuring new works produced by Central Virginia area filmmakers, that ran from 1998-2008. The purpose of Flicker was to develop Richmond’s film community by providing a regular venue for local, independent filmmakers to screen new works.
Home Movie Day
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.
James River Film Festival
The annual James River Film Festival (JRFF) was established by JRFS co-founder Michael Jones, along with other Richmond area university faculty members, media professionals, and volunteers, in April 1994. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate and examine the history and continuing contributions of independently produced film and video. Each April the festival brings nationally and internationally known independent filmmakers to Richmond to screen and discuss their work. In 2011, the festival spun off its annual juried competition for short films (30 minutes or less) into its own festival, James River Shorts (Now the James River Short Film Showcase). We welcome submissions from around the globe! JRFF awards up to $2,000 in cash and prizes — another way the James River Film Society supports and stimulates independent filmmaking.
Silent Music Revival
During a Silent Music Revival event, a classic silent short film is projected while local musicians act as the live soundtrack. As an added twist the band does not see the film prior to the event and therefore creates a new spontaneous score.