Loudoun Arts Film Festival

September 10-13th & 17-19th at 50 West Vineyards

The Loudoun Arts Film Festival is a platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment. LAFF supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through workshops, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance.

Our mission is to entertain and engage audiences by curating innovative and compelling films that reflect Loudoun County’s diverse populace. LAFF 2020 will take place virtually on our website starting Aug.29th and in person via Drive-In, Sept. 10-13th and 17-19th in Middleburg, Va.

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The Foundation

Since 1986 Loudoun Arts has worked to enhance the quality of life in Loudoun County by advocating, assisting, and promoting the arts and individual artists. The LAC operates at the interface between and in support of all Loudoun arts organizations, providing programming, information, education, research, and communications to benefit the arts community as a whole.

The Loudoun Arts Film Festival is a program under the umbrella of The Loudoun Arts Council, a 501c3, non-profit organization.

The Loudoun Arts Film Festival is part of an organization that provides year round support for all the arts in Loudoun County. If you are interested in getting involved in with LAFF, please contact Kaeley Boyle.

LAFF Team

Co-Founders

The LAFF team is comprised of a group of creatives whose vision is to show our world perspective reflected, enriched and broadened by a shared cinematic experience. We celebrate and champion the creative expression of all artists – everywhere.

Festival Director | Kaeley Boyle is an internationally showing contemporary artist and gallerist. Her work has been screened at the MFA Boston and was selected as part of The Arts in Embassies program in partnership with the US Department of State. Kaeley is the Creative Director at Artistic Fuel, The Director of Development and a Board Member with The Loudoun Arts Council. Kaeley holds an MFA from SMFA at Tufts University.

Creative Director | Wendy Keeling is an award-winning actor, artist, director, and producer. She is the owner of 7 Mile Bridge Productions and Hidden Fire Studio. Wendy was the Creative Director for the Orlando International Film Festival as well as a board member and programmer for the Rendezvous Film Festival & Rendezvous Scare Fest. She was a screener and juror for The Nashville Film Festival, The Valley Film Festival, and The Wordless Film Festival. Wendy has served juror at “Being a Women in Film”, and The San Antonio Film Festival. She is known for her work on Clown College (2019), Madhouse Mecca (2018) and 10/31 (2017).

Director of Development | Owen Palmiotti is a novelist and an award-winning screenwriter/filmmaker. He is the author of a Young Adult Fiction trilogy, The Adventures of Benjamin Manry. He co-wrote, produced, and executive produced the feature film, Madhouse Mecca, which won Best Editing for a Feature Film and then secured a Domestic and International distribution deal. To date, Owen has been part of over twenty films in various capacities.

Social Media Manager | Dallas White is an award-winning actor, producer and proud member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. White’s television debut was Investigation Discovery’s Evil Kin. In 2018, his performance in the psychological-thriller 17 Locust St. landed him a nomination for Best Actor at the Pitch to Screen Film Awards. Dallas won Best Actor at the New Jersey Recovery Film Festival for his performance in The Hope Dealer. Additional film works include The Baker Brothers, Lotus Eyes, and a brief appearance in STX Entertainment’s, Bad Moms.