In response to current recommendations for social distancing, these shows have been rescheduled to the fall.

  • If you already have tickets, your tickets will be transferred to these new dates. No need to do anything, your existing tickets will work for the new date.
  • If you need a refund, please contact or 434-971-1553.
  • If you have not reserved tickets yet, you may still do so below.
  • If you can not make the new dates, but would like to donate the cost of your ticket to Wild Virginia’s work, please contact or 434-971-1553.

In the meantime, our festival team is working online content to keep us connected while we’re apart.


Ten years in the making, Hidden Rivers is Freshwaters Illustrated’s newest feature film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of these ecosystems.

Get Your Tickets

Wild Virginia is hosting our own special film festival this year!

We will be bringing the award-winning film Hidden Rivers along with several other short films that highlight our rivers, streams, and forests and how we can protect them.

*Sign up for either one of the shows and you will have a chance to win our door prize: a guided 2-3 hour float trip for 2 on Middle River in Augusta County with Friends of the Middle River!*

September 13 in Staunton
Visulite Cinema 6:30 pm
Buy Tickets to Staunton


September 15 in Charlottesville

Violet Crown Theater 6:30pm
Buy Tickets to Charlottesville

Sponsor a Screening

You are invited to be part of these great events as a sponsor.  By becoming a sponsor, you help bring these award-winning environmental films to our community.

Click Here to Become a Sponsor

Learn more about all the sponsorship levels and benefits in our Film Festival Sponsor Packet

We expect to sell out both shows to sell out quickly this year!

Hidden Rivers – Preview from Freshwaters Illustrated on Vimeo.

We count on our sponsors.

Thank you to the following for helping us bring great films to Virginia this year!