PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 6, 2022— Quiet on the set! Regional filmmakers are invited to submit films (short and feature-length) for the sixth annual Cabin Fever Film Festival co-hosted by the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center and the Town of Purcellville Arts Council. This festival, which will be held January 27 and 28, 2023, highlights local tales and talent with emphasis on films made in Purcellville or by residents in the Purcellville area. Awards, including $500 and a trophy, will be given in the following three categories: best in the theme “Exploring the Natural World,” best student-produced film, and audience favorite. Break that cabin fever in late-January and enjoy the sixth year of Purcellville’s only film festival!
Roll sound! Entries should be a minimum of 1 minute, and no longer than 90 minutes long. All films should be in digital (mp4) format on a flash drive or on a DVD. Any subject matter is acceptable keeping in mind that the Cabin Fever Film Festival is a family-friendly event. Films can include live action, stop motion, animation, etc. Entry fee is $10 for first film entry, $5 for each additional film entry. Films should be dropped off to Franklin Park Arts Center (36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132) between Tuesday, November 1, 2022 and Friday, January 6, 2023, Monday – Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. An application can be completed and fees paid at the time of film drop off. The application is available online at www.franklinparkartscenter.org.
Show times will be Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. with a reception and Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. including the awards presentation. The full schedule will be posted online on January 13, 2023.
Marker! Important festival dates:
- November 1, 2022 – January 6, 2023: submissions accepted
- January 13, 2023: announce the slate of films
- January 27 and 28, 2023: festival
Action! Filmmakers must complete registration form and submit with film and entry fee. Cash, checks (payable to County of Loudoun) or credit card. Franklin Park Arts Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Bracey, Manager, Franklin Park Arts Center Elizabeth.Bracey@loudoun.gov or 540-338-7973.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.