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VA Film Festival Announces Launch of 2013 Adrenaline Film Project

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Virginia Film Festival Press Release 

Charlottesville, VA – September 18, 2013 – One of the annual highlights of the Virginia Film Festival will celebrate an important milestone this year when the Adrenaline Film Project marks a decade of highly-caffeinated filmmaking with the return of its co-founder, Jeff Wadlow.

The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia. The 2013 Festival will take place from November 7-10 at venues on the Grounds of the University of Virginia and in downtown Charlottesville.

"It blows my mind that this is the Adrenaline Film Project's 10th year at the Virginia Film Festival," Wadlow said. "Although it seems like it was just yesterday that I first pitched the idea to (former VFF Director) Richard Herskowitz, we've actually made over 140 Adrenaline films and launched AFP at the University of Oregon – where it is now in its fifth year. I am deeply indebted to Jody Kielbasa, the Virginia Film Festival, Light House Studio, and the Virginia Film Office for their unflagging support.  I am profoundly grateful for the hundreds of filmmakers from all over Virginia who have proven this past decade that with enough talent, hard work, and caffeine, it is possible to make a fantastic film in just 72 hours!"

The application process is now open and applications are due October 18. Visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org/adrenaline-film-project/participate/ for more information.

Wadlow, who took a one-year hiatus last year while writing and directing the Paramount film Kick-Ass 2, will be joined by guest mentors Derek Sieg, a Charlottesville based filmmaker whose credits include Swedish Auto, and noted acting instructor Leigh Kilton-Smith, whose clients include Jennifer Aniston and Diane Lane, among others. Both are returning to Adrenaline for a second time.

The Adrenaline Film Project experience begins with an "Actors Meet and Greet" in Newcomb's main lounge on the 3rd floor from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Then, the teams gather again for the official kickoff meeting on Wednesday November 6 at 5:00 p.m., at which point the clock starts on the 72-hour process.  Each team must turn in the final cut of their film by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 in advance of the screening later that evening.

The entire event culminates in a competitive, packed-house screening on Saturday night of the Festival in which the audience votes for their favorite films. Awards are also handed out from a jury of VFF mentors made up of Festival guests, and often including high profile Hollywood producers and filmmakers.

Adrenaline Film Project applications can be delivered to the Virginia Film Festival's office at:

617 West Main St, 2nd Floor

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Or materials can be mailed to:

Virginia Film Festival

ATTN: Adrenaline Film Project

PO Box 400869

Charlottesville, VA 22904

The 2013 Adrenaline Film Project is presented by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and supported by the U.Va. Robertson Media Center.

Premiere Sponsors for the 2013 Virginia Film Festival are The AV Company, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, Flow Audi, Regal Entertainment Group, and the Virginia Film Office.

For more information, visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org.  

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