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

Winchester – Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival: Call for submissions – Early deadline march 1 – Fee

Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival announced by The Film Studio at Shenandoah University and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA A STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL Submit Films Via FilmFreeway Fees: Earlybird by March 1st: $3.00  Standard by March 31st:  $5.00 A new film festival for current high school and college students will take place April 12 –… Read more »

RICHMOND – Poe Film Festival – Feb 3 – $35 FEE

Focusing on originality and strength of story, the Poe Film Festival is seeking film submissions for features, shorts and documentaries in advance of its 2019 festival in Richmond next fall.   Earlybird deadline on Withoutabox and FilmFreeway is Sunday, February 3. Regular deadline is Friday, June 14.  For more information, check out www.PoeFilmFestival.com, or contact them… Read more »

National – Short Film Competition – Jan 15-Feb 12 – Paid

Entries are now being accepted for an exciting short film competition. The Oliver White Hill Social Justice Short Film Competition: “Face the dawn, not the setting sun: equality, social and/or economic justice, and conflict resolution in 2019 and forward.” It is open to elementary school students, amateur, and professional filmmakers. The winning films will receive… Read more »

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 »