Purcellville’s Seventh Annual Cabin Fever Film Festival Celebrates Local Talent

Purcellville, VA – This January, the quaint town of Purcellville will once again become a hub for local filmmaking talent as it hosts the seventh annual Cabin Fever Film Festival. Scheduled for Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, at the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center, this beloved event showcases the creativity and skill of Loudoun County’s filmmakers.

The festival, rooted in the theme “Connections,” promises to offer an eclectic mix of 17 films, all crafted by residents of Loudoun County. It’s a testament to the thriving artistic spirit in our community, especially during these winter months when cabin fever often sets in.

In a spirited competition, filmmakers vie for awards in categories like Best in Theme, Festival Favorite, and Most Likely to Break Cabin Fever. Winners, besides gaining local acclaim, will be honored with a $500 prize and a unique trophy, each hand-crafted by a local artist. This combination of financial incentive and artistic recognition underscores our community’s commitment to nurturing local talent.

Attendees can look forward to a diverse film lineup starting at 7 p.m. on Friday with four films. The filmmakers will be recognized with certificates before the reception. The festival continues at 10 a.m. on Saturday, featuring 13 additional films. In a nod to interactive engagement, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their “Festival Favorite.”

Wrapping up the event, the winners will be announced on Saturday evening, following the completion of the screenings and vote tallying. Both days of the festival will be live-streamed, allowing those unable to attend in person to partake in this local cultural event.

It’s important to note that the film slate includes some mature content, making certain films more suitable for adult audiences. This advisory ensures that all attendees can make informed choices about their viewing experience, especially those attending with younger viewers.

This year’s Cabin Fever Film Festival not only offers a cure for the winter blues but also stands as a celebration of the artistic heartbeat pulsating through Loudoun County. It’s events like these that help preserve and promote our region’s cultural richness, keeping the spirit of creativity and connection alive in our rapidly evolving county.


Friday Block of Films:

  • “Have You Seen Anything Suspicious?” by Josh Ryan
  • “Let’s Play Catch” by Matthew Zuczek
  • “Citified” by Guy Noffsinger
  • “Earrings” by Gray Brackett


Saturday Block of Films:

  • “Harbinger: A Treasure Hunt Prequel” by Josh Ryan
  • “Hand in Hand” by Jennifer Porter
  • “Wilted” by Gray Brackett
  • “I Need the Storage Space” by John Ryan
  • “I Tried” by Josh Ryan
  • “Outside” by Varun Chharia, Veronica Seguin, Matthew Hale, and Pelin Yirmibesoglu
  • “I Heard The Bells” by The Morrison Brothers
  • “Vigilance” by Josh Ryan
  • “Winter” by Samantha Wall
  • “A Face in the Dark” by Varun Chharia and Sudhir Shenoy
  • “Unfinished Business: Part 1” by Josh Ryan
  • “Life in Color” by Evan Jackson
  • “2% Certain” by Maddy Wade


Tickets are $5 for either in-person or virtual viewing on Friday, January 26 and $5 for either in-person or virtual viewing on Saturday, January 28. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at: www.franklinparkartscenter.org/calendar/. Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 36441 Blueridge View Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132.



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