Women in Film - Indie Short Film Series

Saturday, December 3 - 7:00 PM

The INDIE short FILM SERIES returns for its 9th installment on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 - 7:00pm at the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. This special installment is the Women in Film Edition, celebrating women filmmakers. Films qualified to be screened in this edition must be written or directed by a woman. The primary goal is to provide a platform for women to share and talk about their stories. The first Women in Film event presented in September was such a hit that the organizers listened to the community and decided to return with a part 2 in December.

The Series features up to 7 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, Ty Cooper, is an award-winning writer, director and producer. He is one of the producers on a period film titled, Runaway, by director and writer, Eric Hurt, which features McKinley Belcher (Netflix's Ozark). His most recent film, Amanda, is spot touring the country and has won awards various film events. He co-founded a film festival in 2005, served as a programming consultant for a film festival in Norfolk, VA, currently the Outreach and Promotion Consultant for the Virginia Film Festival since 2017, and volunteers for the Sundance Film Festival since 2015 to date. To say the least, Cooper is passionate about indie filmmaking.

Bringing film opportunities to Virginia is a passion of Cooper's and he is determined to enhance Charlottesville's film cultural landscape. He 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, December 3rd, the doors of Vinegar Hill Theatre open at 6:30pm and the screenings commences at 7:00pm, followed by a filmmaker panel discussion. Get 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 C'ville Weekly.

If your company/organization is interested in sponsoring this event or installments in the future, please contact the event organizer by email: asureshot1@gmail.com


Vinegar Hill Theatre - 220 West Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


Shine Bright

Date / Time

Saturday, December 3, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


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