Richmond – Final Act Drama Acting for Film & TV Course Begins July 25 – Fee

Final Act Drama presents its Acting for Film and Television Course  This multi-week course starts July 25, 2017 Class sessions held at:  Community Idea Station Studios 23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235 Tuesday’s 6:30 – 8:30pm     804-858-3446   Final Act Drama presents this 5-week acting course, designed to prepare an actor for commercials,… Read more »

DC – Spotlight on Screenwriters- Polishing Characters – July 20 – Fee

Interface Media Group – 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   Washington, DC is home to a community of highly skilled screenwriters. To draw attention to their talent and help get their work in front of major producers, writer and producer Monica Lee Bellais… Read more »

DC – Narrative Directors Roundtable – July 10 – Free/Fee

Interface Media Group 1233 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   The Narrative Directors Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for directors and those who are interested in working with directors to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Narrative… Read more »

DC – WIFV/Docs in Progress Documentary Roundtable – July 10 – Free/Fee

Interface Media Group – 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM –  9:00 PM   This program is a joint effort between Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC. Programs alternate between Docs In Progress in Silver Spring and Interface Media in Washington, DC. Roundtables at Docs… Read more »

Final Season of TURN: Washington’s Spies Premieres June 17th on AMC!

    Tune in to catch the premier of the 4th and final season of AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, filmed right here in Virginia! TURN tells the story of an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide of America’s fight for independence.  The entirety of TURN’s four seasons were shot here in the Commonwealth… Read more »

Richmond – Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times Screening at the VMFA – July 23 – Free

July 23, 1-2:45 pm Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220   Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times  (2004; 77 min; In French with English Subtitles) A fully realized portrait of Yves Saint Laurent emerges from extensive interviews at different stages of his career, archival… Read more »

Charlottesville – VFF at Violet Crown Series Screening “David Lynch: The Art Life” – June 20 – Fee

The VFF at Violet Crown Series continues on Tuesday, June 20th with David Lynch: The Art Life, which explores Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. In candid interviews, David Lynch reflects on his early years, recalling… Read more »

Richmond – Here’s To Flint Documentary Screening at the Virginia Historical Society – July 20 – Free

The ACLU of Michigan documentary Here’s To Flint (43 minutes, 2016) is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint residents, activists, and researchers to learn the truth about the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water. Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, Here’s To Flint is an exhaustive probe… Read more »

Charlottesville – Screening of The Apartment at the Paramount Theater – June 25 – Fee

Charlotteville’s Paramount Theater will be screening Billy Wilder’s classic film “The Apartment” on June 25 at 2:00 pm. “The Apartment” stars Jack Lemmon as an insurance worker who lends his Upper West Side apartment to company managers as a hideaway for their private trysts and ends up falling for the elevator girl, played by Shirley MacLaine,… Read more »

Charlottesville – Black Maria Film Festival Annual Tour – June 23 – Fee

The Black Maria Film Festival’s 36th Annual Tour returns to The Paramount to present some of the most engaging short films of 2017, including “In the Waves” by Richmond, VA filmmaker Ying-Fang Shen! The program will be presented in-person by festival director, Jane Steuerwald, and features a collection of stellar works touring with the festival this season.… 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 »

Arlington – CinemaVista Screenings – June 22 – Free

CinemaVista, presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs, will show Arlington Commission for the Arts’ 2017 Spotlight Artist grant recipients Tomas Guevera and Via Bia’s newest films, Why Arlington? (Guevera), and These Colors Don’t Run (Bia). Bia created a film from her short screenplay, These Colors Don’t Run, about a tattoo’ d Latina who recalls the story… Read more »

DC – Screening of A Night at Karlstein at Bistro Bohem – June 20 – Free

Bistro Bohem will present the film A Night at Karlstein (Noc na Karlštejně) as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series on June 20, 2017, at 7 pm. In this classic comedy, King Charles has prohibited women from entering the castle, but his young wife misses him and decides to dress as a page… Read more »

Governor McAuliffe Dedicates New Loving v. Virginia Historical Marker

Date: June 12, 2017 Governor McAuliffe Dedicates New Loving v. Virginia Historical Marker ~ Marker highlights the decision that overturned state laws restricting interracial marriage ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new state historical marker to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. The dedication… Read more »

Coming up this Week

Virginia is for Film Lovers, and it is filled with educational and job opportunities for actors and crew members, screenings and film festivals, and film related events: networking and career development opportunities, seminars, classes, and workshops. The Virginia Film Office’s weekly update brings you a summary of the events of the week, don’t miss out!  … Read more »

Washington D.C. – Screenwriters Roundtable – June 26 – Free/Fee

This meeting will be a first five pages meeting! A call for entries will be announced to the listserv about a week before the event. If you wish to be added to the Screenwriters Roundtable listserv, please contact our office at membership@wifv.org. You do not have to be a writer, have a screenplay, or be… 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 »

Washington D.C. – The Business Side of Media Master Class: Business Plan – June 20 – Fee

WIFV is honored to bring the expertise of Linda Maslow to the benefit of WIFV Members in a three-part master class series – The Business Side of Media!  These workshops are equally valuable if you are starting a business with anticipated staff/ contractors or working as a freelancer. Please bring a business plan if you have one, or… Read more »

Washington D.C. – Spotlight on Screenwriters: Fix the Script! Format Matters! – June 15 – Fee

This workshop will focus on the proper way to format your script. Spotlight on Screenwriters Editor-in-Chief Monica Lee Bellais and Managing Editor Hillary Shea discuss this ins and outs of the filmmaking industry. If you have any specific questions about your screenplay or the Spotlight initiative, bring them to the meeting and Monica will address your… Read more »

Richmond – Loving v Virginia Hwy Marker Dedication Ceremony – June 12

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the highway marker honoring Mildred and Richard Loving, whose fight to remain married in Virginia resulted in the historic Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision.  The dedication will take place Monday, June 12th (Loving Day!) at 1 PM, at the Patrick Henry… Read more »

Richmond – Belle de Jour Screening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – June 23 – Free/Fee

Belle de Jour with Guest speaker: Michael Taylor, PhD., VMFA Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education Fri, June 23 | 6:30pm–9pm Leslie Cheek Theater Film: Belle de Jour (1967; 100 min; In French with subtitles) Director Luis Buñuel, a member of the notorious 1920s Paris Surrealist group, realized his greatest commercial success… Read more »

Online – TURN: Washington’s Spies Online Auction – through June 26 and June 27 – Fee

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of TURN: Washington’s Spies, now’s your chance! Cannon’s Auctions is hosting an Online-only auction of props used in TURN: Washington’s Spies. You can register online with Cannon’s and start bidding right away! The auction’s scheduled to end towards the end of June. To register, check out the… Read more »

Charlottesville – Maupintown Film Festival – July 14-16 – Free

The 3rd annual Maupintown Film Festival takes place July 14-16, 2017. This year’s festival theme is “Black Goes with Everything: The Diverse Experiences of Descendants of Africa.” See 15 incredible films that explain what it means to be of African descent in America and abroad. The festival shares films of both historical and contemporary importance,… Read more »

NORFOLK – HAMPTON ROADS CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL – JUNE 10 – FEE

The Hampton Roads Caribbean Film Festival (HRCFF) begins the tradition of celebrating vibrant and unique stories from the Caribbean and its diaspora, across Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Hampton Roads region is home to a blended mix of residents from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The Caribbean-American community shares a great part of the region’s history and… Read more »