Richmond-Call for Dance Films, Adjudicated/Cash prizes

All interested parties should submit by using the Richmond Dance Festival Tab on their website:

Film Submission Requirements

Deadline for Submissions – April 3rd 2015

Festival Description – The Richmond Dance Festival will consist of performances and film screenings presented by dance artists located in the Richmond, VA area. We are looking for all kinds of styles of dance films to show the diversity of artists that call Richmond their home. Dance Film submissions will be presented on one evening the weekend of April 30th-May 2nd and will be adjudicated by a panel of judges for a monetary prize. All artists involved will be expected to assist with the promotion and production of the performances. Submissions can be entered at


The Richmond Dance Festival was created for the purpose of celebrating the art of dance regardless of category or genre, so all films submitted must have dance as the main part of their content. Because of the nature of the festival and to see as many submissions as possible, submitted work may be NO LONGER THAN 15 minutes.


For pre-screening purposes, send DVDs or URLs for online submissions. Please do not send film prints for pre-screening. During the festival works can be screened on Quicktime, Blu-ray or standard DVD.


The festival is designed to have no regard for traditional categories like fiction, nonfiction, animation or experimental. The festival will select the films that they feel best represent the art of dance film regardless of type or category.


Those entrants who become finalists will be notified by April 11th, 2015. The Richmond Dance Festival Planning Committee will pre-screen and select the finalists, whose work will be featured in the Friday, May 1st, 2015 film screening of the Richmond Dance Festival.


Two cash awards will be given the night of the film screening after having previously been adjudicated by a panel.



Arvold Casting is seeking female actors for a seven episode web series that will be part of a national program on developing healthy habits in young children.  The series is being produced by Pierce Mill Entertainment and Education in association with JD Andrews, Marilyn Smith, and Carol Day, who are former directors of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Actors with local housing in the DC Metro Area are especially encouraged to apply for this project, but all are welcome.

Please see this link for more details and submission instructions:


WASHINGTON, DC – DC 48 Hour Film Project – May 1-3


The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is returning to the Washington DC area for its 15th year! On Friday, May 1, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie.  By Sunday, May 3, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at the AFI Silver Theater in the following week. Register by April 6 to get the early bird rate.

Register here starting on 2/19:

For more information, contact Melissa Robison and Christina Ruppert at: .

If you’re looking to gather a team, or join an existing team try posting to our Facebook page:


RICHMOND – Reel Paddling Film Festival – March 21st

This one-day film festival, sponsored by the American Canoe Association, will present films on paddling, encouraging people to explore our waterways while staying environmentally responsible. Ticket sales go to the Stream to Sea Initiative, an ACA project to promote environmental stewardship in the paddling community.

When:Saturday, March 21st 2PM-6PM

Byrd Theatre
2908 W Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia  23221
United States

American Canoe Association

Zane Havens



CHARLOTTESVILLE – Actor’s Workshop Feb 28th and March 1st – TICKETED

On-Camera Actor’s Workshop with Celebrity Acting Coach, AARON JACKSON

Charlottesville, VA – Feb 28th & Mar 1st


Study with Acting Coach AARON JACKSON and learn who you are in front of the camera, improve your audition technique, understand character breakdown as well as monologue and scene prep.

The workshop will cover: perception, character building, monologue and scene prep, audition technique, improv, and how to market oneself as an actor.

Playback Review – The workshop includes an on-camera review of the day’s work and discussion during the last hour of each workshop.

Register now to hold your spot. This will be a small hands-on class with individualized instruction. Sign up with a 50% deposit to hold your seat with final payment due the week of class. Single day and full weekend registration available.

Registration link:


RICHMOND – Male Lead for Indie Feature – PAID

Local Indie Production Company seeks strong male actor for lead in Feature scheduled to be shot Spring/Summer 2015.

Alex is an entrepreneur willing to do whatever it takes to get the money he needs to launch his business. Whatever…it…takes.

The actor interested in this role will probably be local to Richmond and/or willing to commit to frequent commutes to the Richmond area, have a strong suit in improv, play late twenties to mid thirties, and be totally comfortable in an R rated shooting environment. Forward head shot or recent photo along with any resume to :


RICHMOND – RIFF’s FLOW Collective Industry Conference – Sat. Feb 28th – $75

If you are a director, producer, actor, or other creative looking to break into the industry or be inspired by industry veterans, the FLOW Collective is not to be missed!


The FLOW Collective. New this year, RIFF (The Richmond International Film Festival) expands to bring a one-day industry conference, the FLOW Collective. FLOW is a creative conference that includes engaging presentations from film industry professionals, prominent artists, and heads of industry, along with creative think tanks and breakout sessions incorporating the concept of flow in film and a variety of creative disciplines.

WHEN:  Saturday, Feb 28th 11:00am-6:00pm.  The day begins with the 11:00am FLOW Talks at the Byrd Theatre, which are 8-9 minute inspirational talks from experts in the following fields:  film, television, advertising, sports, journalism, radio, environmental activism, meditation, business development, and more.  The FLOW Talks are followed by panels, creative think tanks, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions at the Visual Arts Center from 1:15-6:00pm spearheaded by industry experts.


  • 11:00am-12:45pm: FLOW Talks at the historic Byrd Theatre, Saturday, Feb 28th.  Designed to inspire & give insight into how to engage in a state of creative flow.
  • 12:45-1:15pm: Break
  • 1:15-2:00pm: Creative Think Tank & Interactive Panel: Engage with special guest FLOW Speakers
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Group A) Story Development, Indie Financing & Latest Trends in Film, Television, and New Media  B) The Creative Essentials: Bring Your Work & Get Advice from the Pros (Portfolios, Shorts, Reels, etc.)
  • 3:00-4:00pm:  Acting: Making it to the Silver Screen from the Director/Producer Perspective B) The Business Essentials: Bring Your Work & Get Advice from the Pros (Portfolios, Shorts, Reels, etc.)
  • 4:00-5:00pm:  Story Development: Round Table Discussion & Writing Pitch Session
  • 5:00-6:00pm: The  Latest Trends in Marketing & Audience Engagement for Film, Advertising & New Media
  • 6:00pm:  FLOW Collective concludes

COST: $75 General Public / $65 VPA Members

 DEADLINE:  The deadline to register with the VPA discount is this Saturday, Feb 21st. To redeem the $65 VPA rate, enter the following code at check out: vpariff5

 PURCHASE TICKETS:  (Space is limited, advance tickets prior to Feb 21 highly encouraged)

 RIFF brings 120+ international film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, red carpet awards, the first annual creative, FLOW Collective, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Virginia Historical Society, Bow Tie Movieland Criterion Cinemas, and the historic Byrd Theatre.

For more on RIFF, please visit the website at 



CENTRAL & EASTERN VIRGINIA – Casting Call for POCAHONTAS Documentary Reenactment LEADS & BACKGROUND, Paid, Non-Union.

The Christian Broadcasting Network is casting for a Pocahontas documentary that will be filming across central and eastern Virginia. Filming will take place mid April (13-30). If you are interested in any of the roles below, please submit you headshot and resume to

Any ethnicity may submit as long as you match the physical descriptions.


Pocahontas – dark brown/black hair, olive to tan skin. 18-25 years old.

Alexander Whitaker – Caucasian, the character is of English decent so British accent is essential. 25- 30 years old.

John Rolfe – Caucasian, the character is of English decent so British accent is essential. 25 – 30 years old.


Powhatan Natives – dark brown/black hair, olive to tan skin – 18 – 50 years old.

British Colonists – Caucasian – 18-40 years old.


NORFOLK_Casting for ODU Short Film_OUR NATION_PAID (and Unpaid)

Arvold Casting is searching for African American, Asian and Caucasian actors for speaking roles in the Old Dominion University short film Our Nation. Set in 1915 Norfolk, Virginia, Our Nation is the story of Douglas, a young African American boy whose desire to see Birth of a Nation opens his eyes to a world of racial prejudice.

Our Nation will make its premiere screening as part of the centerpiece event for Birth of an Answer on September 18th, 2015 at the historic Attucks Theatre in Norfolk. Birth of an Answer is an event celebrating 100 years of African American creative resistance to prejudicial representations in cinema.

Please see this link for details and submission instructions:


Thank you!

Arvold Casting



RICHMOND – Healthcare Commercial Casting for 3 Roles – PAID

Seeking actors and actresses for a healthcare commercial to be shot in Richmond, VA. 


MOM – caucasian female in the role of a wife, and a mother of a young daughter. Able to portray age range from 30years to 38years old. She is likable, fit, attractive and able to exhibit a range of emotions from; teary eyed, concerned, and caring, to happy, calm, and contented. May be asked to wear a wig or trim hair if needed, a bob cut would be a big plus, but not mandatory, so please don’t let hair length dissuade you from auditioning, it’s more about the performance.

DAD – caucasian male in the role of husband and father to a young daughter. Able to portray age range from 30years to 40years old. He is likable and fit. He’s a business type who wears a shirt and tie, and caries his computer bag to work each day. Will be asked to hold a pose for about ten seconds or more without visibly shaking.

DAUGHTER - caucasian female able to play age range from 5years to 10years old. She is a happy and adorable little girl. She should have the ability to hold still in a pose for about ten seconds or more.

Pay per role: Mom $500, Dad $200, Daughter $200

Agents Fee if Applicable: 20%

Production Company: Dreams Factory

Audition Dates: In person, Friday, February 13th

Audition Location: Dreams Factory, 1813 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Shoot Dates: Wednesday, February 18th (the role of the mom may also shoot on Thursday February 19th partial day)

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA

TO SUBMIT: Please send an email to with a recent photo attached. Please include your name and contact information in the form of email address and phone number so we can get in touch with you to schedule a time. Any minors and their parents, please list the name of the child and parent or their legal guardian and their contact information.


RICHMOND – Indie Production Company Seeking Camera Operator/DP – PAID

Local Indie Production Company seeks camera operator/DP for upcoming feature shoot. Projected shoot schedule mid April to June in and around Richmond, mostly week-ends and evenings. Whether this would be your first or your twentieth shoot, we are looking for someone who totally gets both the advantages and constraints of working on a low budget Indie local production. That person is organized, creative, committed to high production values, interested in participating in a collaborative process, and above all, totally reliable. We have multiple camera’s, tons of quality equipment and a track record of completed projected. A passion for film making, learning, and work will always trump experience. Respond to


RICHMOND – International Film Festival Announces Speakers – Feb 28

The Richmond International Film Festival Announces 2015 FLOW Speakers and Special Guest Panelists

More than 120 films from over 25 countries to be screened over four days

New this year, RIFF expands to more than 120 films and brings a one-day creative conference, the FLOW Collective. FLOW includes inspirational talks from prominent artists and heads of industry followed by creative think tanks, panels, and breakout sessions incorporating the concept of creative flow across a variety of disciplines including film, sports, journalism, environmentalism, advertising, writing, and more.

Confirmed FLOW speakers include Heather Waters (Host) and Founder & Producer of the Richmond International Film Festival, President of the Virginia Production Alliance; David Baldacci, International Best Selling Novelist & Producer; Linus Karlsson, Chairman/Chief Creative Officer, MING Utility & Entertainment, Creative Chairman; Johnny Newman, Former NBA Player, 16 year career; Zoe Romano, Athlete/Ultra Runner & Writer; Jesse Vaughan, 24-time Emmy Award Winning Director; Linda Forem, Former Vice President & General Manager of Radio One; Sylvie Rokab, Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker and environmentalist; and many more!

The FLOW Collective takes place Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 from 11:00am-6:00pm. FLOW begins with FLOW Talks (11:00-12:45pm, Byrd Theatre) followed by roundtable discussions, creative think tanks, panels, and breakout sessions (1:15-6:00pm, Visual Arts Center). Areas of focus will be the latest trends in advertising, marketing and new media, integration of digital in radio/TV/film, the art of persuasion, story development, audience engagement, director/acting workshop, a writing pitch session, and more.  A book signing with author, David Baldacci, will take place following the Saturday 11am FLOW Talks and also following the Richmond premiere of Baldacci’s film, Wish You Well which will be screened at the Byrd Theatre on Thursday, Feb 26th at 7:15pm.

Also this week, RIFF confirms First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe as a special guest panelist following the world premiere of the Virginia feature documentary, Living in a Food Desert. The documentary takes an inside look at the food desert crisis affecting hundreds of thousands in Virginia with Richmond and Petersburg said to be two of the top food deserts in VA and among the top in the U.S.

Living in a Food Desert screens at 5:00pm, on March 1st, at The Byrd Theater. The panel follows the film from 5:50-6:45pm, and is open to all Living in a Food Desert ticket holders.

RIFF is a competitive international festival that has recently risen in the ranks to be one of the largest international competitive festivals in the mid-Atlantic.

To view a full schedule of this year’s films and events, visit

For press images or further info, email or Heather Waters directly, RIFF’s Founder & Producer, at Advance tickets are now on sale through the RIFF website or ticket line: (804) 219-0675.

3126 W. Cary St, #605, Richmond, VA 23221


WASHINGTON, DC – Editing Seminar 3/6 – $250

The “Missing” Editing Class, One-day Seminar, $250

Have some software skills, but not enough technique?  Faced with a bunch of footage (or not enough), but unsure of the best way to craft the story in the edit suite?

Tanya Spann Roche, an award-winning Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro and FCP7 editor/producer with over 20 years of editing experience, is offering a one-day training seminar on video editing aesthetics.  For folks who know what buttons to push on editing software but are longing to know more about when and why to edit shots together, come join us for the “missing” class in video editing.

Focused on film and editing theory and aesthetics, you’ll learn editing strategies usually only taught in a university program, plus we’ll go beyond the “Hollywood” role of an editor to cover real-world visual storytelling in today’s post-production workflow.  We’ll discuss continuityediting, eye trace, the Rule of 6 and the importance of transitions, as well as view examples illustrating editing theory from early montage, classical Hollywood and avant-garde up through modern documentary and non-fiction video production.

Feel free to bring your laptop and software of choice for any specific questions–this is mainly a lecture/discussion seminar so it doesn’t matter what platform you prefer to edit with.

Tanya Spann Roche has a BA in film theory from UF and an MFA in film and video production from FSU. After working in post-production at Nickelodeon Studios Florida and running the US Department of Justice Multimedia Section, she created Think Speak Act, LLC, a “green” video production company, with her husband Mike, a video/audio engineer. Ms. Roche edits regularly for PBS shows, including the Emmy Award-winning “Maryland Farm & Harvest,” as well as “Life Reimagined with Jane Pauley” on the Today Show, numerous PR firms, non-profits, government agencies and more.  Her work has been honored with Telly Awards, CINE Awards, Communicator Awards, and at the TIVA-DC PEER Awards. Ms. Roche has also served as adjunct faculty at both American University and the George Washington University Documentary Center.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required.


LYNCHBURG – Casting Call for Faith-Based Student Feature Film – Feb 21 & 22 – UNPAID

Liberty University Cinematic Arts will be holding an open casting call for the upcoming feature film, God’s Compass.


Auditions are open to supporting and background actors, male and female, all ethnicities, aged 8-70 years.  (Minors, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Dates & Times

Open auditions will be held during the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, February 21: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 22: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


All auditions will be held in Green Hall, Cinema Classroom 1945

Liberty University 

1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24515

Further Information