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Posted on: November 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Call for Submissions for the 5th Annual Cabin Fever Film Festival

PURCELLVILLE, Va. November 18, 2021— Quiet on the set!  Regional filmmakers are invited to submit films (short and feature-length) and home movies for the fifth annual Cabin Fever Film Festival sponsored by the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Town of Purcellville Arts Council.   This festival highlights local tales and talent films, student productions, and vintage home movies, with emphasis on films made in Purcellville or by residents in the Purcellville area. Break that cabin fever in late-January and enjoy the fifth year of Purcellville’s only film festival! To celebrate the fifth year of this festival, prizes will be awarded for Best Student Produced Film, Best Loudoun-Focused Film, and Audience Favorite. Prizes will be provided by the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Purcellville Arts Council, and Visit Loudoun.

Roll sound!  Entries should be no longer than 90 minutes and a minimum of 1 minute.  All films should be in digital format on a flash drive or on a DVD.  Any subject matter is acceptable keeping in mind that the Cabin Fever Film Festival is a family-friendly event.  Films can include live action, stop motion, animation, etc.  Entry fee is $10 for first film entry, $5 for each additional film entry.  Films should be dropped off to Franklin Park Arts Center (36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132) anytime between Tuesday, December 1 and by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2021.  An application can be completed and fees paid at the time of film drop off.  A copy of the application can be found at with a link on the home page.  All films will be reviewed and filmmakers will be contacted shortly after the submission deadline as to their acceptance and scheduled showing time block.

Show times will be Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. with a reception and Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. including the awards presentation.  Admission is $8 for the Friday showing and reception, and $5 for Saturday showing and awards. The full schedule will be posted online at the beginning of January 2022. 

Marker! Important festival dates:

  • December 1 – 17: submissions accepted 
  • December 18: review of the films
  • January 10, 2022: announce the slate of films
  • January 28 and 29: Festival


Action!  Filmmakers must complete registration form and submit with film and entry fee.  Cash, checks (payable to County of Loudoun) or credit card. Franklin Park Arts Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment. 

Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Bracey, Manager, Franklin Park Arts Center or 540-338-7973. 

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