Films that Move Festival

Films that Move, a Virginia Commission of the Arts award-winning “Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Event” will hold its 11th annual festival from  July 23th – August 4 2023. The local film festival and artist residency takes place in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia culminating in a film premiere on August 4th featuring 10 new films shot on location in and around Cape Charles by some of the industry’s top talents. Artists come from Los Angeles, New York, Israel, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Cuba, Columbia, Germany as well as locally throughout the Virginia region.

This year Films that Move is launching a new name with an expanded mission to take their “small town big art” experience abroad to Italy and Mexico. The original Cape Charles version will remain the home base. The two-week artist residency program focuses on the production of short films where movement is the storytelling language and top dancers bring the films to life with a variety of styles and moods. The program is open to filmmakers, visual artists, writers, actors, singers, musicians and dancers with opportunities for local talent as well. The residency- festival focuses on making a name for small towns with robust, up and coming art scenes. Past guests have included Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper, up-and-coming Indie filmmaker, Josephine Decker and award-winning Israeli music-video artist, Adi Halfin. The big-screen premiere of the freshly exported films takes place at the Historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles on August 4th. Tickets ($20) are now on sale at and the
Lemon Tree Gallery. Tickets also available at the door.


Aug 04 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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