Nationwide – Women and Hollywood Short Film Contest For First-Time Female Filmmakers Open For Submissions – Free

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein and in  celebration and recognition of their 10th anniversary, the Women and Hollywood will conduct a short film contest for first-time female filmmakers. The objective of the contest is to give female filmmakers… Read more »

Southern US – If/Then Short Documentary Program Open For Submissions – Free

Tribeca Film Institute® and New Orleans Film Society to Host Pitch Competition During the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival Calling all filmmakers living or working in the American South: a new short-film pitch competition IF/Then Short Documentary Program is now open for submissions! In partnership with New Orleans Film Society, they are currently seeking short documentary projects… Read more »

Washington D.C. – Talent Roundtable: Monologue Slam – June 22 – Free/Fee

The Women in Film and Video Talent Roundtable is pleased to present the MID-ATLANTIC MONOLOGUE SLAM Moonlit Mixer, a collaboration between WIFV and Moonlit Wings Productions. It’s FUN…It’s FAST…It’s FABULOUS!!! This will be an opportunity, in a low pressure environment, to showcase, network, and get feedback from a panel of three of the DC areas… Read more »


Hello Filmmakers ! The James River Film Society is excited to announce the 2017 James River Short Films competition! Jointly sponsored by the Virginia Film Office and the James River Film Society, this juried contest will be awarding $2000 in prizes to the first, second and third place winners. The entry fee is $20 through FilmFreeway. So if you… Read more »

Arlington – Locavore Film Series Sponsored by WIFV and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse – September 2017

  Women In Film and Video (WIFV) is partnering with the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse to start a Locavore Film Series on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting in September 2017.  We care about our food shed, shouldn’t we care about our media shed?  If you want to know who grows your food, shouldn’t you… Read more »

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival Early Bird Entry Deadline – May 17th – FEE

Remember, the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) has opened the call for entries for the 2018 festival and May 17th, 2017 is the deadline to receive the Early Bird Entry prices! ·         Features:  $45 / Shorts:  $35 ·         Festival accepts: Films, screenplays, web series, music videos ·         Categories: All category types and genres welcome ·         Enter Today via: Film Freeway HERE or Withoutabox HERE     ABOUT… Read more »

Virginia – Virginia is For Lovers Short Film Competition – Deadline Extended to July 17

The Virginia Film Office and Virginia Tourism Corporation today announced that the deadline for their new contest, the Virginia Is For Film Lovers short film competition, has been extended to July 17th, 2017. The 30-90 second challenge, hosted by the Audience Awards platform, prompts film lovers and filmmakers to show what they love most about… Read more »

Call For Submissions – James River Short Films 2017 – Fee

James River Short Films is a mini-festival devoted to the short. The centerpiece is a juried competition for short films (20 minutes or less) from around the globe that best embody what the James River Film Society and James River Film Festival are all about – the art of film and film as art. The… Read more »

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival 2018 Open For Entries – FEE

The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) has opened the call for entries for the 2018 festival! Use either FilmFreeway or Withoutabox to submit in any of the following categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental Short, Animated Short, Music Video, Web Series, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay. Submit your film or screenplay by May… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Project – Early Bird Registration Begins May 9 – FEE

The 48 Hour Film Project returns to Richmond July 14-16, 2017! This summer, filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at… Read more »

Virginia – Virginia Screenwriting Competition Runs April 3 – May 29

The Virginia Screenwriting competition opens today, April 3, and will run through May 29. The competition is open to Virginia residents and students attending Virginia schools and started in 1988 to give Virginia screenwriters an opportunity to have their work evaluated. During the first round, judges will select one or two scripts to become finalists.… Read more »

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 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 July 17- 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: Film Freeway: Questions and more information:… 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 »