Virginia Film Festival receives $20,000 grant from National Endowment For The Arts

The Virginia Film Festival has been approved for an award of $20,000 Arts Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2022 Virginia Film Festival. The VAFF is among 1,248 projects across America totaling 28,840 $000 who were selected to receive this first funding of fiscal year 2022 under the Grants for Arts Projects category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like this one from the Virginia Film Festival that help sustain the creative economy of the community,” said Ann Eilers, NEA Acting President. “The Virginia Film Festival of Charlottesville is among the arts organizations that use the arts as a source of strength, a pathway to well-being, and provide access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through art.”

“We are honored that the National Endowment for the Arts has recognized our commitment to using the arts to benefit our community through this generous grant,” said Jody Kielbasa, director of the Virginia Film Festival and vice provost for the arts at the University of Virginia. “Particularly as we continue to address these collective challenges posed to us by the pandemic, it is imperative that we continue to recognize the ways in which the arts can uplift us, bring us together as a community, and help us navigate a world of greater more complex. world.”

The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for Arts.

Plans for the 2022 Virginia Film Festival are currently underway and will be announced at a later date. To learn more about VAFF, visit

For more information about the projects included in the NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects announcement, visit

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