Adrenaline Film Project

The 2016 Virginia Film Festival will once again get a jolt of caffeinated creativity courtesy of the 13th Annual Adrenaline Film Project, a 72-hour guerrilla filmmaking adventure in which 10-12 teams of filmmakers shoot, edit, and screen their own 5-7 minute films with a guidance from Adrenaline mentors as well as some of Festival’s special guests. Charlottesville native and acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Wadlow, who co-founded the AFP, will return as mentor and will be joined by noted acting coach Leigh Kilton-Smith and UVA alum and three-time Adrenaline veteran Kevin Hart, a recent graduate of USC’s  Peter Stark Production Program.

The Adrenaline Film Project will culminate in a competitive screening and awards ceremony before a live audience at Culbreth Theatre on Saturday, November 5.

For information about how to apply to be part of the 2016 Adrenaline Film Project, visit  Submissions are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 14. We will notify selected participants on Friday, October 21.

Actors and composers can also participate in this year’s Adrenaline Film Project. Arvold Casting will manage a database of available actors and host an Actors Meet and Greet on Tuesday, November 1.  Interested composers can sign up to participate by completing the 2016 Composer Form.  For information on both opportunities, visit

The 2016 Adrenaline Film Project is presented by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company and supported by UVA Robertson Media Center.