VA Film Festival Announces Launch of 2013 Adrenaline Film Project
Virginia Film Festival Press Release
– 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.
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.
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!"
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
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.
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
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
materials can be mailed to:
Virginia Film Festival
Adrenaline Film Project
2013 Adrenaline Film Project is presented by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia and supported
by the U.Va. Robertson Media Center.
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.