About Us2018-11-12T14:11:47+00:00


This organization was founded because of our children. We wanted to show them that if one can give back to their community in a way that has an opportunity to enhance the lives of everyone who lives in it, then it’s their duty.

Hence, the 2017 founding of The Shenandoah Film Collaborative, Inc., a 501 (3) c non-profit.

We have two areas of focus:

1) Offer opportunities for residents to experience the wonders of film that cannot be found from Hollywood.

2) Raise funds and awareness for the Shenandoah County Public School System where the money would be used for theater/drama-related programming.

We felt that this county (Shenandoah) that we live in, was ripe for an event to showcase its underground artistic culture. So November 9-11 we will be hosting the first Strasburg Film Festival. This is an annual event within this town that will encourage filmmakers to submit their works of art so that all people will have an opportunity to enjoy their creativity.

All proceeds from our annual event will be donated to the Shenandoah County Public School District. From there, those funds will be distributed to the middle and high schools across the county with the monetary donation focus being on creating or enhancing drama/theater-related programs.

We decided to use the word “Collaborative” in our organization name because it embodies what we aim to achieve – for us to become successful we need multiple parties to work together for producing an excellent product.

The Strasburg Film Festival is just a start. As this event continues to grow, we will look for more opportunities across Shenandoah County to showcase the power of the arts, either it through film, photography, or even visual arts. The sky’s the limit.

We want to show the next generation that there are many ways of expressing one’s interests.

Our organization serves from New Market to Strasburg and everywhere in between.

Our Promise To You

Our Promise To You

It’s overwhelming with how many nonprofits are in existence. It’s also inspiring that a particular cause encourages so many people to give their time and money. However, if you’re like us, you’re always wary of giving money to an organization because you’re not sure if the money will go towards it’s intended cause. Because of this, we pledge the following:

Donate To Help Us Grow

We Will Be Upfront

With all aspects of our organization. We want to earn your trust and create a better community for everyone.

No Directors Will Be Paid

All funding with either goes towards creating a great film festival or towards the Shenandoah County Public School District. We’ll address any questions or concerns that you have. 

Community Comes First

We'll always look for ways at getting this community involved with the festival.

Tourism Will Play A Big Part

For this event to be successful we, as a community, need to put our best foot forward. That’s why we’ll be always looking for ways to focus on showing the best of aspects of this area.

Film Is Our Focus

We want to showcase a good story. We're a festival that isn't afraid to showcase something new.

Non-Traditional Is Our Tradition

We’ll consider all tasteful endeavors. If it’s highly-provocative, (i.e. puts hate groups in a positive light) we’ll be happy to discuss. Though, we’ll be a little more thorough in our decision-making.

Number of potatoes and shoes needed to make asteroids in “The Empire Strikes Back”
Amount of pumpkins needed to create the language used by the aliens (clicking sounds) in “District 9.”
Considered one of the worst hunting seasons on record because of enthusiasts hiking in the woods after seeing The Blair Witch Project and scaring away all of the animals.

Small Town, Big Ambitions.

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