• NOTE: If you are submitting a casting call, the Virginia Film Office only posts paid positions unless it is for a student film.

Virginia – Virginia Screenwriting Competition Deadline – Tuesday May 29 at 11:59 PM

The deadline for the Virginia Film Office’s VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION is Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59 PM.   Please read the rules and application instructions carefully, and submit by 11:59 PM.  Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered for this year’s competition.   The Virginia Screenwriting Competition was established in 1988 as an… Read more »

D.C. – Global Impact Film Festival Call for Submissions – May 15 Deadline – Fee

Submission Deadline Approaching! The 4th annual Global Impact Film Festival will be held August 24-26 2018 at the Renaissance Marriott in downtown Washington, DC. Submissions for narrative and documentary shorts 30 minutes or less are currently being accepted at https://filmfreeway.com/GlobalImpactDC and https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=15022 For more information, go to http://globalimpactfilmfest.org or email info@giffdc.org NOTE: If you submit through https://filmfreeway.com/, you can apply the promo code for 20% OFF at… Read more »

D.C. – Global Impact Film Festival accepting submissions – Due May 1 – Fee

The 4th annual Global Impact Film Festival will be held August 24-26 2018 at the Renaissance Marriott in downtown Washington, DC. Submissions for narrative and documentary shorts 30 minutes or less are currently being accepted at https://filmfreeway.com/GlobalImpactDC and https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=15022 For more information, go to http://globalimpactfilmfest.org or email info@giffdc.org NOTE: If you submit through https://filmfreeway.com/, you… Read more »

Statewide – DC Shorts Film Festival: Last Call for submissions – April 15 & 30 – FEE

The 15th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival and 12th Screenplay Competition LAST CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS! Film Entry Deadline: April 15, 2018 Screenplay Entry Deadline: April 30, 2018 Festival: September 7-16, 2018 Named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” and “A Festival Worth the Submission Fee” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 15th DC Shorts Film Festival and… Read more »


RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Film Office today announced that the 2018 Virginia Screenwriting Competition will accept screenplay submissions beginning April 13th, 2018.  The film office established the competition, now in its 30th year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the… Read more »

Statewide – VA Film Festival Call for Entries – Deadline July 11

Submit Your Film to the 31st Annual Virginia Film Festival Today! Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental projects. Each year, the VFF brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that… Read more »

Statewide – Call for Submissons: Nespresso Short Films about Extraordinary Women – Deadline March 25 – Prize

Nespresso Talents is back! This year, the contest for vertical short films is challenging creators with a new call to action: “The difference she makes.” They want you to share stories of women who make a difference. Join them in casting a light on their achievements, the small ordinary ones and the big extraordinary ones. They’re… Read more »

State Wide – Call for Entries for Virginia Film Festival – Nov 1-4 – Free & Fee

The Virginia Film Festival announced today that the 2018 VFF will take place from November 1-4 The 2018 Call for Entries is now OPEN!  For complete submission guidelines, visit virginiafilmfestival.org/submit-a-film/ All questions should be submitted to vffsubmissions@virginia.edu   The Virginia Film Festival has also announced some exciting news for Virginia filmmakers with the debut of… Read more »

Central and Southwest Virginia-Bike Shorts Film Festival submissions call- April/May- Free

Central and Southwest Virginia’s Bike Shorts Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our 2018 screening. The Bike Shorts Film Festival features short films produced by local, national and international filmmakers featuring bicycles, bicyclists, and bicycling in interesting, creative, and surprising ways.  From music videos to zombie movies, the Bike Shorts Film Festival highlights some… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant – Deadline April 30

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2018 Roy W. Dean Film Grant.  Founded in 1993, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with unique films that contribute to society.  The Spring grant winner will receive $3,500 cash and $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project.    Deadline for… Read more »