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Dates Set for 25th Anniversary of Virginia Film Festival

March 27, 2012

The Virginia Film Festival has announced the dates for its upcoming 25th anniversary year. The 2012 festival will take place Nov. 1-4 and is presented by the University of Virginia’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Last year's festival drew more than 24,000 people and a record 27 sold-out screenings. The weekend proved to be an Academy Awards preview, opening with Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and featuring Best Picture winner The Artist.

Festival Director Jody Kielbasa and his team are currently hard at work planning the Festival’s 25th Anniversary celebration.

“Anytime you talk about a significant anniversary such as this one, you want to make sure that you strike an important balance,” Kielbasa said. “I am proud to be able to celebrate the great history that has been built here over these years and to honor the outstanding work of my predecessors while at the same time continuing to expand the vision of the Festival as it moves forward.”

To view the promotional video from the 2011 Virginia Film Festival, click here.

For more information on the Virginia Film Festival, click here.

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