Jody Kielbasa Feature: VAFF Director and UVA Vice Provost for the Arts

Jody Kielbasa, the Virginia Film Festival (VAFF) Director and Vice Provost for the Arts at UVA, describes his career journey to Charlottesville, behind the scenes of the VAFF, and future plans for UVA.

Footage Courtesy Of VIRGINIA Magazine, IMBd, Getty Images, WAMC, Beyond Dance Consulting, WVIR, UVA Arts Facebook, Manhattan School of Music, Motion Array, HKBU Research, UVA Today, and @VirginiaFilmFestival

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