Preferred Accommodations

This year we have partnered with several Richmond Hotels to bring you the best bookings and discounted rates on your stay in RVA! Click a photo below to access any available Afrikana booking rates!

Courtyard Marriott
1320 E Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Quirk Hotel
201 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
The Graduate
301 W Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
The Hampton Inn
700 E Main Street, Ste A
Richmond, VA 23219
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Getting There

Afrikana Independent Film Festival is located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia's Arts District and Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood.

To get the full RVA experience, exploration is a must! Stroll the Canal Walk along James River. Pop over to Belle’s Isle. Visit the African Burial Ground and the Black History Museum. Stop through the Fan District and then over to Carytown. And don’t forget the new Maggie L. Walker Monument before heading over to what was once known as the Black Wall Street of the South, in the heart of historic Jackson Ward. In between, you’ll find a host of other spaces and landmarks that contribute to the intricate tapestry of this extraordinary city.

Nearby Attractions



Whether shopping for trinkets, a piece of art or a whole new wardrobe, the Arts District is brimming with independently-owned boutiques, boasting unique finds and local products. Pop into a few spaces and see for yourself. Check your Festival program for the “Black Stax” logo to help support local Black businesses. Tell them Afrikana sent you! 



Virginia is for lovers. More specifically, Richmond is for lovers of culture, history, food and art. Immerse yourself in the city and find historic treasures and beautiful art-laced structures, as well as monuments and museums. We’re not a shy community. Natives and transplants alike can attest!


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