The Paramount Theater is excited to partner with the Virginia Film Festival to bring one of the Virginia Film Festival’s longest-running and most popular events, The Adrenaline Film Project, to the Theater for the first time on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00PM. Now in its 14th year, the Adrenaline Film Project (AFP) is moving out of the Festival proper and heading downtown to host its annual competitive screening and awards presentations.  

“Over its 13 remarkable years, the Adrenaline Film Project has earned a strong and dedicated following and become one of the signature events of the VFF,” said Jody Kielbasa, Director of the Virginia Film Festival and Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia. “For some years now, we have been looking for ways to give AFP even more of the attention it deserves and one of the ways we can do that is by taking it out of the jam-packed four days of the Festival and giving it a high-profile showcase at The Paramount Theater, which has the potential of hosting nearly double the event’s attendance. We look forward to sharing one of the Festival’s most unique and popular events with more people than ever before, and to creating a dynamic lead-in for the Festival as we celebrate our 30th year.”  

The Adrenaline Film Project is a 72-hour guerrilla filmmaking adventure in which 10-12 teams of filmmakers compete for cash prizes by writing, shooting, editing, and screening their own 3-5 minute films with guidance from a team of highly accomplished mentors from across the industry. This year’s AFP mentors are Jeff Wadlow (Adrenaline founder, writer/director of Kick-Ass 2), Ben Haslup (producer of Shark Week), and Han West (producer of Lemon and Oh Lucy!). Also new this year, the winners of the jury, mentor, audience, and acting awards will receive a cash prize and industry badges to the 2017 Virginia Film Festival. All completed 2017 Adrenaline Film Project films will also be re-screened during the 2017 Virginia Film Festival, which takes place November 9-12 and includes screenings at The Paramount Theater.  

Tickets for this event are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 434.979.1333, online at, or in person Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM at 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Virginia Film Festival  
The Adrenaline Film Project

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00PM 

The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA  
$5.00 Student, $12.00 Adult