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 »

Nationwide – Bushwick Film Festival Open for Submissions – Feb. 15 Early Bird Deadline

The 11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival has extended a special invitation to Virginia filmmakers to submit their work to the festival to increase representation from across the eastern seaboard.  Information below. We invite filmmakers from Virginia to submit their Short Films, Web Series, Feature Documentaries, and Feature Narratives for competition at our 11th Annual Festival,… Read more »

DC/MD/VA – Bethesda Film Fest Deadline – Jan 10 – $25 fee

Bethesda Film Fest Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018 by 11:59pm   Submit now: https://filmfreeway.com/BethesdaFilmFest   Selected films receive a $1,000 honorarium + 3 screenings of their film April 6-7, 2018   Short (5-30 minute), documentary films by filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be considered. Films must have been completed within the last two… Read more »

2018 Richmond International Film Festival – Extended Submission Deadline – Nov 30

2018 Richmond International Film Festival Extended Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 @ 11:59pm   * Receive $10 off your submission by using the VPA- exclusive promo code below Short films: $70 / Features:  $80 Categories: All category types and genres welcome Enter via: Film Freeway Discount Code:  VPA2018 (expires 11/30 @ 11:59p)   The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a… Read more »

Bedford-Bedford International Film Festival-July 6-8 2018-Fee

The Bedford International Film Festival is open for submissions. Check out bedfordfilmfest.org and their FB page Bedford International Film Festival for the most recent information. Festival dates: July 6-8, 2018 Film categories: Shorts and Features. Fees: The early entrance fee through December 15th : $10 for shorts and $20 for features Regular submission fee, December 16th,… Read more »

Richmond International Film & Music Festival – Film Submission Deadline – Nov 6 – Fee

The submission deadline for the 2017-2018 Richmond International Film and Music Festival is approaching! Now considered one of the largest international competitive festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, RIFF is an inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists that welcome produced films, music videos, and screenplays of all genres and niches. Deadline for Film… Read more »

Richmond – Poe Film Festival – Nov 4 – Tickets

The Poe Film Festival featuring the College Short Film Awards Twenty-three colleges with highly regarded film studies programs throughout the Commonwealth were invited to submit their finest student films. This event will feature their students’ short movies, with discussion, and presentation of the awards at a red carpet awards ceremony. This will be a high-energy event… Read more »

Call for entries: Environmental Film Festival – Nov. 1

Submissions for the 26th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) are now open! The 26th Annual DCEFF will take place March 15-25, 2018 at venues throughout the Washington, D.C. area. They welcome films on all topics related to the natural and built environment Submit HERE Regular Deadline: Nov 1 Late Deadline: Jan… Read more »

Virginia – Virginia Film Festival’s Adrenaline Film Project Application Deadline Extended – Oct. 5

The Virginia Film Festival’s ADRENALINE FILM PROJECT Twelve Filmmaking Teams Write – Cast – Shoot – Edit – Premiere …and compete for CASH PRIZES!! All in 72 hours DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Filmmakers have until MIDNIGHT this Thursday, October 5 to apply! Application here: virginiafilmfestival.org/adrenaline Now in its 14th year, the Adrenaline Film Project (AFP) is the… Read more »

Nationwide – Digital Bolex Grant for Women CInematographers – ongoing – $10,000 grant- Free Application

The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days. Deadline: Ongoing Application Fee: Free… Read more »

Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project – Sept. 29 – Fee & Prizes

The Virginia Film Festival’s ADRENALINE FILM PROJECT   Twelve Filmmaking Teams Write – Cast – Shoot – Edit – Premiere All in 72 hours Now in its 14th year, the Adrenaline Film Project (AFP) is the Virginia Film Festival’s 72-hour, highly-caffeinated and highly-popular guerrillafilmmaking competition in which 10-12 teams of filmmakers compete for cash prizes by writing, shooting, editing, and screening their own… Read more »


***Deadline EXTENDED to 10/14/17 (Due to natural disasters) Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant.   Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score!  Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society.  Projects can be documentaries, short films, features,… Read more »

Richmond – VPA’s RVA Filmmakers Showcase Call for Entries – Sept 8

  VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE RICHMOND DISTRICT RVA Filmmakers Showcase Call for Entries Deadline September 8, 2017   The Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance is launching the RVA Filmmakers Showcase to provide an opportunity for filmmakers from Central Virginia to experience their work in a theater in front of a live audience.  The monthly… Read more »

Richmond – RVA Filmmakers Showcase Call for Entries

The Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance is launching the RVA Filmmakers Showcase for filmmakers from Central Virginia. The monthly showcase (September-January) will feature screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, table reads and audience awards. Experience your film or screenplay in a theater in front of a live audience. How to Enter Please submit your short film or 10… Read more »

17th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival Open for Submissions

Tiburon, CA: The 17th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held April 2018 in Tiburon, California, a showcase for independent feature and short films from around the world. Submissions are open to all genres: Fiction, documentary, short, animation, experimental, student, children, sports, or music video from any nation in the world. Early Bird Submission Deadline: December… Read more »

Lexus Shortfilms Competition – Submissions Due Aug. 24

In 2013, Lexus Short Films launched with the goal of supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers. These aspiring writer/directors receive a unique opportunity supported by Lexus to collaborate with Oscar-winning film studio The Weinstein Company to produce and showcase their work on an international stage. Lexus and The Weinstein Company are looking… Read more »

Maryland Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions – Deadline Dec. 29 – Fee

The 20th annual Maryland Film Festival is looking for all types of film and video work of exceptional quality: feature length and shorts; narratives and documentaries; domestic and foreign; genre work and the unclassifiable; and while it is a general-interest festival, it does frequently program animation, experimental, and underground content. Unique voices and viewpoints are… Read more »