april 21-26, 2020    

          RICHMOND   
INTERNATIONAL
     Film & Music
festIval   

                

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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL



2019 GUESTS, AWARDS & HIGHLIGHTS


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THE FESTIVAL & RVA

RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, brings cutting edge film & music to the beautiful historic city of Richmond, Virginia.

RVA is a thriving arts, food, and craft brewery city in the U.S. and has been voted as one of the best places for moviemakers to work & live in the country, and top places for indie filmmakers to shoot their projects (Moviemaker Magazine). For more info on the city visit HERE .


A DRAW FOR FILMMAKERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, RIFF GIVES ATTENDEES THE CHANCE TO EXPLORE THE MAGICAL WORLD OF MOVIES.
— Susan Howson, RVA News
 
RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND FOUNDER, HEATHER WATERS, FEATURED ON THE COVER OF RICHMOND MAGAZINE, “THE TOP PEOPLE AND PLACES TO WATCH.
— Richmond Magazine
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WELCOME!

In 2011, Waters founded the Richmond International Film & Music Festival (RIFF). As a producer and director, Waters can be seen working behind the scenes in a variety of film and music projects, but is also known to be a strong promoter and developer of other creatives.  In addition to producing RIFF, she is the President & Executive Director of the RIFF Arts Institute, Founder of the Media Industry Xchange & FLOW Collective, Co-Founder of the Creative World Awards, and the immediate past President of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA), the leading advocacy organization responsible for bolstering film and developing crew and talent across the Commonwealth of Virginia.


6 days of films, music, panels & special events

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RE-BRANDING TO BE THE NEXT SXSW
— -MARKUS SCHMIDT, RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH
 

recent SPECIAL GUESTS:

Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish, Danny Glover, Samuel Roukin, Lee Aronsohn, Rene Balcer, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Governor Ralph Northam, Mayor Levar Stoney & Carolyn Hsu-Balcer

 

RIFF Festival Short. Flow.

Last year's competitive music showcase featured more than 50 local, national, and international bands.

RIFF Festival Short. Emerge.