Films on the Floodwall

Films on the Floodwall is a free community film screening organized by the James River Advisory Council, James River Outdoor Coalition, and James River Association during James River Week. The event is held at Diversity Park in the James River Park System and films are projected onto the floodwall. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit original films to be screened at the event.

2017 Film Submissions

  • We Are Richmond
    Submitted by Melissa Lesh, Emerging Earth Films
  • Paint Out Pollution
    Submitted by Justin Doyle, James River Association
  • Groundwork RVA
    Submitted by Kendra Norrell, Groundwork RVA
  • Malvern Hill Farm
    Submitted by Parker Agelasto, Capital Region Land Conservancy
  • Shoe Creek
    Submitted by Hunter Davis, Home on the James
  • Statons Creek
    Submitted by Hunter Davis, Home on the James
  • The Balancing Act
    Submitted by Elli Morris, Elli Morris Stills & Motion
  • Growing Up on the James
    Submitted by Bill Cochran

Submit a Film

Film submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 1, 2017 until 11:59 pm. Submitted films will be reviewed by event organizers and filmmakers will be notified if their film is selected for screening. Selected films will be screened at Films on the Floodwall Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Films should feature the James River or one of its tributaries and include at least one of the following subjects:

  • Conservation
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Parks and Public Spaces
  • Wildlife and Ecosystems
  • Aesthetics

Filmmakers may submit more than one film. Films must be original. By submitting a film, each filmmaker represents the film submitted is original work that does not infringe on the copyright or intellectual property right of another party, and each filmmaker agrees to indemnify Films on the Floodwall and its organizers from all liability arising from any alleged infringement in this regard. All forms of footage, including audio, video, and photos, not produced by the filmmaker(s) must be credited to the original producer. The filmmaker(s) retains ownership rights to the submitted film and grants the organizers of Films on the Floodwall permission to screen the film and recognize the filmmaker(s) during the event.

Interested in submitting a film?

Please submit films to Justin Doyle of the James River Association via email at or on a DVD via mail:

Films on the Floodwall
c/o James River Association
4833 Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231

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