Indie Short Film Series

Saturday, April 15 - 7:00 PM

The INDIE short FILM SERIES returns on Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 7:00pm at the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. Coming off of a very successful installment in March, the submissions immediately started coming in from filmmakers to have their film screened. The event has gained popularity due to its regularity of the film series.

The primary goal is to provide a platform for independent filmmakers to share their stories and share their process during the live panel discussion.

The Series has featured up to 9 short films, followed by a filmmaker's panel discussion. Many of the previously screened films have appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca. and many others.

The founder of the Series is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Part of his mention is to make the region a place where indie filmmakers want to visit to screen their films as well as use to film their next project. Far from being Hollywood and New York, but Charlottesville can serve as something similar for the Indie Filmmaker.

Regularly screening short films and inviting creators to the are enhance Charlottesville's film cultural landscape. Indie Short Film Series' founder, Ty Cooper, states, "I believe regularly showcasing short films and filmmaking panel discussions can provide the opportunity for enthusiasts or aspiring filmmakers to enter the local film industry." To build a local film industry, we must have active filmmakers, according to Cooper.

Vinegar Hill Theatre serves as the home for the INDIE short FILM SERIES since 2019. It was chosen as the event's home due to the theatre serving as Charlottesville's only true independent movie theater in full support of independent filmmakers. The doors were closed for over a year when Covid-19 caused national shutdowns of movie theaters and halted filmmaking in general. With nearly 200 seats utilizing a DCP projector and non-DCP way of projecting, the theater offers a great viewing experience for patrons and visiting filmmakers have walked away very happy after screening at the Series.

On Saturday, April 15, doors of Vinegar Hill Theatre open at 6:30pm and the screenings commences at 7:00pm, followed by a filmmaker panel discussion. Buy your tickets early and bring your photo ID to pick up your tickets. The theatre is located at 220 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Tickets are only $20. This event is sponsored Lifeview Marketing and the Cville Weekly.

If your company/organization is interested in sponsoring this event or installments in the future, please contact the event organizer by email:


220 West Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


Shine Bright

Date / Time

Saturday, April 15, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


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