• Underground Cinema

Our Mission

The WVIFF’s mission is to encourage, support, and promote the Film Arts; to plan, organize, and present an annual Fall Film Festival of critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature films unlikely to be exhibited theatrically in West Virginia; to plan, organize, and present an annual Spring Film Festival of critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature films and documentaries, West Virginia-produced/related films, and educational programming; to conduct these activities for entertainment, educational, and audience-development purposes; to encourage local and statewide film and video production; and to carry on any business connected therewith.

Contact Us

Phone: 304-395-6688

Snail Mail: P.O. Box 2165, Charleston, West Virginia 25328

Get Involved

Great volunteers make the West Virginia International Film Festival possible. As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers, who run all areas of the festival. We hope you’ll join our team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving movie lovers dedicated to helping festival patrons and guests have the best filmgoing experience possible.

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Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets in advance and we will have them ready for you at Will Call.

Adult: $9 Student: $5

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Looking for something different to do on a rainy, Friday evening? Come on down to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF! ...

David Lynch The Art Life (Final Screenings)

June 16, 2017, 7:30pm - June 30, 2017, 9:00pm

YOUR FINAL 5 TIMES TO SEE "DAVID LYNCH THE ART LIFE!" June 16th,17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th! Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for June's feature film: David Lynch: The Art Life! About the film: The film follows director David Lynch's upbringing in Montana and Idaho, his initial move to Philadelphia to pursue a career as a painter, to the beginning of the production of Eraserhead. Synopsis: David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

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Please join Planned Parenthood South Atlantic for a special community screening of TRAPPED on June 27, 2017 at the Capitol Center Theater, FREE! ...

Trapped Screening: Charleston, WV

June 27, 2017, 6:00pm - June 27, 2017, 10:00pm

The Texas Observer was quoted as saying that TRAPPED provides "A profound look at the emotional lives of abortion providers" and the film was described by Flavorwire as "riveting, powerful and timely as hell" ! Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Documentary Award, TRAPPED puts a personal face on the very restrictive TRAP(Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws that are part of the biggest Supreme Court case on abortion in a decade (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellersted). In the film, you will see providers doing everything in their power to continue to provide compassionate care, even in the face of these onerous restrictions. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a reception prior to the screening. The film will begin at 7:00 p.m. Afterward, we will have a discussion and a question-and-answer session regarding the film. This is a complimentary screening. We hope you will consider sponsoring this benefit screening for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic’s medical services and public affairs programming in West Virginia. We count on your ongoing support to keep the momentum going in West Virginia. We hope you'll join us.

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