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Sep 05

Calling All Film Enthusiasts, Actors, And Filmmakers!

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 9:20 AM by Communications Department

Local Directors Can Submit Film Trailers for Screenings

Join Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, September 9, for a night celebrating the work of Virginia's independent filmmakers. This free event welcomes film lovers, aspiring filmmakers looking to become a part of the Virginia film scene, or those who have already made a name for themselves in the movie industry.

The event consists of trailer screenings for upcoming films followed by a panel discussion with the director and a red-carpet reception for networking. There is also a special announcement regarding an upcoming event. Local filmmakers interested in submitting trailers for the event should contact Michelle Gilliam at  To learn more about the event visit

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