VA/DC – Casting for “Loudoun’s Got Talent”, All Ages – Apr. 7 & 8 – Cash Prize

CASTING Loudoun’s Got Talent! by Moonlit Wings Productions This is OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS of the DMV (Virginia, Maryland and DC). Seeking performers ages 12 and up (kids and adults) of all backgrounds – actors, comedians, singers, dancers, magicians, poets, etc. for a special talent show and competition with cash prize in Ashburn, VA. Solo,… Read more »

Virginia – Bike Shorts Film Festival – Deadline March 31

The Bike Shorts Film Festival celebrates bikes, bike culture, and bike people with short films that have something, anything, to do with bicycles. The festival is part of the series of events that RIDE Solutions puts on each spring to celebrating National Bike Month in Central and Southwest Virginia.  It is the longest-running, locally-focused film… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition – April 3 through May 29

The Virginia Screenwriting Competition opens for submissions on April 3 and will run through May 29. This competition started in 1988 to give Virginia screenwriters the opportunity to have their work evaluated. During the first round, judges each select one or two scripts to be finalists. These finalists are sent to working professionals who will… Read more »

Country Wide – Reel Fear Horror Contest – March 17 – Free

From thecreatedaily.com Do you live to scream? Do you love to scare? If you’re a filmmaker with an appetite for fright, look no further: Project Greenlight Digital Studios and horror/ thriller streaming service Shudder bring you the REEL FEAR Horror Contest. Enter now for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your $300,000… Read more »

International – ISA Fast Track Fellowship – March 1 – Fee

FINAL DEADLINE – MARCH 1st Free Feedback – Worth $50 & Free Resubmission – Worth $75 See Details Below   Apply Now If you’ve got potential and a passion for screenwriting, they want to find you. The ISA Fast Track Fellowship offers two undiscovered screenwriters the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by eight… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition 2017 – Submissions Open April 3

THE 2017 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS APRIL 3, 2017. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO THE VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE BY MAY 29, 2017.   The Virginia Screenwriting Competition was established in 1988 as an opportunity for Virginia writers to have their work read and evaluated. Three prize-winners are selected each year. Since that time, the… Read more »

Virginia – Virginia Is For Film Lovers Contest – Deadline May 29 – FREE

Almost 50 years ago, the iconic tourism slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” was born. An attempt at several versions was made, each pointing to different facets of the Commonwealth: lovers of history, beaches, and mountains. There’s so much to love about Virginia, it simply became “Virginia is for Lovers.” Now add to that music, film,… Read more »

DC – Eco-Comedy Contest – Deadline Mar 1, 2017 – Free

The 2017 Eco-Comedy theme is “Conservation and Environmental Protection.” Produce a short, humorous video for YouTube tackling this year’s theme. The contest is open to anyone worldwide who has a flair for producing videos and something to say about conservation. Submissions must: Be humorous! Communicate a clear (and funny!) message around the broad theme of… Read more »

DC – Global Impact Film Festival – OPEN FOR ENTRIES – Deadline May 15

The Global Impact Film Festival, to be held in Washington, DC August 25 – 27, is now accepting submissions of short (under 30 mins) docs and narratives with an eye for creating social change. Early bird deadline is March 15. Final deadline is May 15. Withoutabox: http://bit.ly/2kL5D8d Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GlobalImpactDC Questions and more information: http://globalimpactfilmfest.org/contact/… Read more »

DC – The Global Impact Film Festival Submissions – Jan. 30

The Global Impact Film Festival (GIDC), founded by Emily Aguilar, presented by DCBX, today announces the official dates for their third annual celebration.   This socially-minded film festival will occur August 25 to August 27, 2017 at the Renaissance Marriott in our Nation’s Capital, moments away from infamous monuments and museums; a perfect place for creating a social impact… Read more »

Nation Wide – The 2017 PAGE Awards – Jan. 17 – Fee

  Looking for a way to launch your screenwriting career? Enter The 2017 PAGE Awards contest! This fall their Judges will once again present a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. The winning writers will receive cash and prizes totaling over… Read more »

US – Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship – Feb. 10

ScreenCraft is excited to present the Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship! In addition to the list of illustrious program advisors below, legendary producer and former Academy President Hawk Koch has also joined the board of advisors. This is the first cross-cultural screenwriting mentorship program to develop writers in both English and Chinese languages. Screenwriters worldwide are… Read more »

MD – Applications for 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant – Feb. 3

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant! Accepting applications from first-time documentary filmmakers with works-in-progress. The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary directors for travel and accommodations to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 6-9, 2017. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, discussions,… Read more »

DC – Docs in Progress Fellowship Deadline Approaching – Jan. 11

Now in its fifth year, the Docs In Progress Fellowship gives up to ten Washington DC-area filmmakers each year a facilitated support system to develop documentary works-in-progress. Over the eight months of each Fellowship cohort (February-September), Docs In Progress provides selected filmmakers monthly facilitated meetings where they come together to share progress with their projects and get feedback… Read more »

Washington DC – 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards Open for Submissions! – Feb. 17 – Fee

60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Independent & Emerging Media NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS   Early Deadline: February 17, 2017 (Our lowest entry fees)   Final Deadline: March 31, 2017   The 59th CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Independent & Emerging Media are accepting submissions.   The CINE Golden Eagle Awards honor originality and storytelling… Read more »

MD, VA, and DC – Deadline TOMORROW for Bethesda Film Fest – Jan. 4 – Entry Fee

Tomorrow is the last day for submissions for the 5th annual Bethesda Film Fest to be held on March 17-18, 2017.   Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-30 minutes in length. Films must have been completed within the last two years, all topics are eligible.… Read more »

Northern VA – Bethesda Film Fest Submission Deadline – Jan 4

Tomorrow is the last day for submissions for the 5th annual Bethesda Film Fest to be held on March 17-18, 2017. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-30 minutes in length. Films must have been completed within the last two years, all topics are eligible. Filmmakers… Read more »

Call for Submissions- Bethesda Film Festival Deadline- Jan 4

>Virginia filmmakers are eligible to submit<< The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the 5th annual Bethesda Film Fest on March 17-18, 2017. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-30 minutes in length. Films must have been completed within the last two years,… Read more »

Norfolk /Virginia Beach – The 24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film – January 14 – 22

The 24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film January 14 – 22, Norfolk /Virginia Beach The Virginia Festival of Jewish Film opens its 24th season on January 14.  Film lovers from all over are invited to see national and international movies from fascinating documentaries to full feature dramas created by award winning Jewish writers and filmmakers. … Read more »

Washington, VA- Film Festival at Little Washington- submission closes Jan. 15; Fee; $10, free for students

Calling All Filmmakers: The Film Festival at Little Washington Announces Call for Entries Third Annual Film Festival to be held in Washington, VA WASHINGTON, VA – The Film Festival at Little Washington (April 7-9, 2017) announces the Call for Entries in all categories including short and feature length films, documentaries, student films, web series or… Read more »

US – Final Reminder: The Horizon Award for emerging female directors – Dec. 9

The Creative Mind Group has partnered with Oscar Winning Producers Christine Vachon (Boy’s Don’t Cry, Still Alice, Carol), Cassian Elwes (The Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniels The Butler, Monster’s Ball) and Lynette Howell (The Accountant, Captain Fantastic, Big Eyes) to provide a cash prize plus an all expense paid trip to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival… Read more »

Washington, VA – Film Festical at Little Washington Announces Call For Entries – Jan. 15

Calling All Filmmakers: The Film Festival at Little Washington Announces Call for Entries Third Annual Film Festival to be held in Washington, VA   WASHINGTON, VA – The Film Festival at Little Washington (April 7-9, 2017) announces the Call for Entries in all categories including short and feature length films, documentaries, student films, web series… Read more »

Norfolk – Local Film Festival: Family Fest – Dec. 11 – $10 Fee

Come out to support local filmmakers and their films! This festival will be well worth your time!   Filmily Fest is a film festival that focuses on the collaborative process and aims to create a community that encourages camaraderie amongst filmmakers.   These teams of filmmakers, casts, and crews all volunteered their time for their love of… Read more »

NC – Last Chance to Submit Your Film to Full Frame 2017! – Dec. 15 – Fee

Submit your film today to the 20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 6-9, 2017, in Durham, NC. The Late Deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 15. Short and feature-length documentaries completed after January 1, 2016, are eligible for consideration. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival in the Documentary… Read more »