CALL FOR ENTRIES: SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 FESTIVAL ARE NOW OPEN! Submit your project through the Film Freeway or Withoutabox submission links below.
2017-18 GRAND JURY AWARDS
2018 BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
2018 BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
BEST OF FEST AWARDS
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
CERTIFICATES FOR FILM
2018 BEST DIRECTING
Can Ulkay for Ayla Daughter of War
2018 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Edwin Stevens for Hunting Lands
2018 BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
40 Years In The Making: The Magic Music Band
2018 BEST ACTOR
Danila Kozlovsky for In The Hood
2018 BEST ACTRESS
Sulem Calderon for Nona
2018 BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
2018 RISING STAR AWARD
Jeremy Miliker for Best of All Worlds
2018 RISING STAR AWARD
Kim Seol for Ayla Daughter of War
2018 BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (TIE)
Michael Polish for Nona
Sophie Davout for My Brothers
SCREENPLAY GENRE WINNERS
2018 BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY SCREENPLAY
Brian Schwab for Out Of The Woods
2018 BEST ORIGINAL ACTION SCREENPLAY
Todd Sorrell for Parousia
2018 BEST ORIGINAL GENRE SCREENPLAY
Amanda Keener for Fireflies
2018 BEST ORIGINAL FAMILY SCREENPLAY
Lawrence Whitener for Finding Grace
2018 BEST ORIGINAL THRILLER SCREENPLAY
Paul Littell for Breakthrough
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC
CERTIFICATES FOR MUSIC
2018 INNOVATION AWARD
2018 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
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 .
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 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, Founder of the Media Industry Xchange & FLOW RVA, and Co-Founder of the Creative World Awards.
2018 SPECIAL GUESTS:
Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish, Danny Glover, Samuel Roukin, Lee Aronsohn, Rene Balcer, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe & Carolyn Hsu-Balcer
It's a one-of-a-kind festival honoring some of the most singularly entertaining projects on the international film scene. At RIFF, there is truly something for every artist and patron.
Join us this April in RVA as we honor some of the industry's finest talent.