A Night at The Oscars

Posted on February 28, 2013 by


Cville’s red carpet event of the year did not disappoint. Complete with tasty bites catered by Glass Haus Kitchen, jars filled with macaroons, the wafting smells and sounds of popcorn popping all night, and lots of bubbly, the evening inside The Paramount was bustling with energy and panache.

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The Virginia Film Festival’s Oscar Experience ushered in the Hollywood event for more than just the glitz and glamour. Benefiting the VFF’s 2013 Community Outreach & Education Program,  this night recognized and supported one of Cville’s very own staples – The Virginia Film Festival.

John Kelly, the VFF’s Publicist, shared his reflections on the event and how it all ties into the 2013 Virginia Film Festival.

How has The Oscar Experience grown or changed in the past year(s)?

The first two years we did this event, it was a joint fundraiser with The Paramount, and the last two years it benefitted only the Festival. What this meant was we took on more responsibility, but at the same time, it was that much more rewarding. We’ve seen an amazing response from local businesses and our advisory board in supporting the event through auction items.groups at oscars, copyright cville niche

What about this year’s event was most memorable for you?

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What made this year so memorable was that so many of our VFF films from 2012 received Oscar nominations! It’s a great testament to the fact that we have become the place to see the best new films, the most talked-about films of the year, before their general release.

{Watch the VFF video about the Community Outreach and Education Program that premiered at The Oscar Experience!}

What We Wore

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Clothing and accessories by Darling
Hair and make-up styling by Sarah Hatch of Studio 500
On Linnea | Black Nicole Miller Collection Dress, $82, Black fur Calvin Klein Jacket, $36, Gold Chain Necklace, $24, Gold Cuff Bracelet $24, White Round Starburst Studs, $16
On Katerina | Black Datiani Dress with Pearl Collar, $64, Black fur Odille Jacket, $36, Owl Bracelet, $24, Gold Circle Hoop Earrings, $6, Blue Square Ring, $6

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program, copyright cville niche—Words by Linnea White, Photos by Katerina Diplas