Location: Middleburg, Virginia -- one hour from downtown Washington, D.C. and 30 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport.
What kind of films will be shown at the Middleburg Film Festival?
We screen approximately 35 films throughout the 4-day festival. These films (both narratives and documentaries) are carefully curated and include likely Academy Award contenders (that are not yet out in the theaters) and the “best of independent film” selected from leading festivals throughout the world. The film slate typically includes dramas and comedies on a wide variety of subjects including music, the environment, fashion, family relationships, history, biographies, and social justice issues. You’re guaranteed to find films that suit your interests.
How do I get tickets?
1/ Advance ticket packages and passes will be available on the website beginning in August.
2/ Individual tickets will be available online at the beginning of October. Please check back for exact dates. We also recommend downloading our mobile app for updates.
3/ Pending availability, individual tickets may be purchased at the theater venue just prior to every screening. It is strongly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance to order ensure a seat as we expect films to be sold out.
What are the specific venues for the film screenings?
Screenings take place at:
Salamander Resort (500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg)
The Hill School (130 S. Madison St, Middleburg)
Middleburg Community Center (300 W. Washington St, Middleburg)
National Sporting Library (102 The Plains Rd, Middleburg)
What other events will be there during the festival?
There will be “Conversations with Filmmakers and Actors” throughout the festival. These and other special events will be held at at the Salamander Resort & Spa, 500 North Pendleton St, Middleburg, and at Greenhill and Boxwood Wineries.
There are also masters classes and panels; concerts: wine-tastings; and parties. These will be announced as we get closer to the festival on our website and mobile app.
Will it be difficult to park in town and/or at the venues?
There's ample free parking at all venues throughout the festival as well as other places throughout the town. In addition, the parking meters on Main Street will be free throughout the festival. If you prefer not to drive, shuttle buses run on a continuous loop throughout the festival. (See more info on this below.)
Getting From Place to Place
Shuttle Buses will run throughout the day and evening with stops at Festival Headquarters, The Hill School, Middleburg Community Center (also the stop for The National Sporting Library) and Salamander Resort & Spa. Check the festival website closer to the festival for shuttle routes and times.
When will the films screen?
There will be a "pre-opening" film on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, followed by the Opening Night Film at 7:00 pm. There will be film screenings and conversations at four venues approximately 8:30 am until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21 and from 8:30 am until 7 pm on Sunday, Oct. 22.
The full schedule with dates/times/locations of all screenings and conversations will be available on our website and mobile app at the beginning of October.
How do I get a film schedule?
The film schedule will be available at the beginning of October on our website (www.middleburgfilm.org) and on our mobile app. During the festival, hard copies will be available at our box office and other places throughout the town of Middleburg.
Will there be films suitable for all ages? Yes, although most films tend to be geared towards a mature audience.
Where can I find out more about each film?
When we announce our film slate and put individual tickets on sale at the beginning of October, there will be a description of every film and conversation. This information will be available on the festival website and mobile app.
I’d like to become a Festival sponsor.
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I’m coming from out of town. Can you recommend some good places to stay and eat?
Places to Stay:
There are a variety of options for accommodations in the town of Middleburg -- including the luxury Salamander Resort & Spa (salamanderresort.com), the historic Red Fox Inn (Redfox.com) on Main Street, and the romantic Goodstone Inn (Goodstone.com) set on a 265-acre estate.
Home2Suites by Hilton Chantilly Dulles Airport, located approximately 25 minutes from Middleburg has a special rate during the festival. (Ask about the festival rate when you contact them.)
There are also many private homes available to rent on airBnb.com and Vrbo.com.
For more options throughout the surrounding area, visit: https://www.visitloudoun.org/accommodations/
There are choices for every palate -- from local, organic Virginia Piedmont cuisine to French gourmet to down home American fare.
For more information, visit: http://visitmiddleburgva.com/eat-drink/
Do you have t-shirts and other festival items for sale?
Yes,we have lots of great merchandise including bags, baseball caps, t-shirts, and other branded items. These items will be available for purchase at our festival headquarters at the Middleburg Community Center at 300 W. Washington Street.
How can I volunteer at the festival?
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