Virginia Commonwealth University

Make it real.


Founded in 2010 to explore how the distinctiveness of the South has been portrayed onscreen, the Southern Film Festival brings together films and those involved in their making with constructive commentary.

Advisory Board

  • Morgan Dean, film critic and the co-anchor for Good Morning Richmond on WRIC-TV8
  • Mary Nelson, Deputy Director, Virginia Film Office
  • Jim Stramel, filmmaker and director of the films Thrillbillies and Degenerates Ink
  • M. Thomas Inge, professor, Randolph-Macon College

Organizing Committee

  • Emilie Raymond, chair, History
  • Nell Chenault, Libraries
  • Brian J Daugherity, History
  • Richard Fine, English
  • John T Kneebone, History
  • Kathleen Murphy, History
  • Erin White, Libraries