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! Monday… Read more »

Washington DC – Docs in Progress – Feb 24 – Fee

Tonight (Friday, February 24), come join Docs In Progress to help workshop films on two hot topics. Your feedback will help your fellow filmmakers overcome creative blocks and get a new perspective on any challenges in structural or character development. This program is open both to filmmakers and film lovers! WHAT’S SCREENING? Girls Are Always… Read more »

Washington DC – WIFV Stonehenge Auditions – March 20 – Fee

Source Theater 1835 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Start: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM End: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM   Note: This registration is for producers only (i.e. people viewing the auditions). If you are an actor and wish to audition, registration is FREE, but you must have a… Read more »

Hampton Roads – Filmapalooza Seattle on Tour – Aug. 4 – fee

  Filmapalooza Seattle Kicks Off Next Week In less than a week, 300 filmmakers from around the world will travel to Seattle for one of the biggest 48HFP filmmaking events of the year–Filmapalooza! Filmapalooza is the 48HFP’s international festival and competition, where they screen all of their city-winning 48HFP films from the previous year and… Read more »

Washington D.C. – Women who Lead: Making the Jump to CEO – March 7 – Fee

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 8th St. NW Washington, DC 20068 Single Ticket $50.00 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking 8:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion moderated by: Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Editor-at-Large, Washington Business Journal                Panelists: Rosie Allen-Herring, CEO, United Way… Read more »

Washington D.C. – Screenwriters Roundtable: Writing Feature Films – Feb. 27 – Fee

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall and listen in to a group of “successful” screenwriters and/or show runners discuss their craft? Well, you can. Thanks to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter you can listen to some of the most successful screenwriters in film speak… Read more »

Richmond – Annual General Meeting & Election for the VPA Executive Board – March 14 – Fee

It’s that time of year again! Annual General Meeting & Election for the Virginia Production Alliance Executive Board Date: Tuesday, March 14th Time:  6:30pm Networking 7:00pm Meeting starts Location: WCVE (Front Entrance) 23 Sesame St. Richmond, VA 23235 Members – FREE Non-Members – $5 All members current on their dues are allowed to vote. Click… Read more »

Richmond – VPA General Meeting & Election – March 14th

Annual General Meeting & Election for the Virginia Production Alliance Executive Board Date: Tuesday, March 14th Time:  6:30pm Networking 7:00pm Meeting starts Location: WCVE (Front Entrance) 23 Sesame St. Richmond, VA 23235 Members – FREE Non-Members – $5   All members current on their dues are allowed to vote. Click here to research becoming a… Read more »

DC – History Film Forum – Mar 9-12 – FREE

Can movies be good history teachers? Introducing the 2017 History Film Forum; the premier film festival focused on history in the United States. A free multi-day exploration of history on the screen from March 9-12, 2017, the Forum brings together the nation’s top filmmakers, film viewers, and scholars in conversation about what history we do –… Read more »

DC – Screenwriters Roundtable: Writing Feature Films – Feb 27 – FREE/FEE

Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall and listen in to a group of “successful” screenwriters and/or show runners discuss their craft? Well, you can. Thanks to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter you can listen to some of the most successful screenwriters in film speak about their experiences writing feature films. Featured… Read more »

Charlottesville – Conversation with Bryan Cranton – Mar 26 – FREE

Sunday March 26th – 2:00 PM John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville Bryan Cranston (A Life in Parts) will join film producer Mark Johnson at VFH’s Virginia Festival of the Book for a reflection on his career as an artist and the impact that the arts have on our lives, education, and the world. Free, but tickets are… 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 »

Chesapeake – Erman Baradi & The Net/Work Series – Feb. 25 – Fee

  The Net/Work Series 2017 Chesapeake, VA, February 16, 2017– Legacy Marie Productions (LMP) is proud to collaborate with Virginia Beach’s own Erman Baradi, who was named “Top Networker in Hollywood” by The Huffington Post, for a one-of-a-kind event on networking in the entertainment industry. This event will show you how to utilize affordable or… Read more »

Richmond – Maya Angelou, and Still I Rise Screening with Tim Reid – Feb. 20 – Fee

Join them for a Special Benefit Premiere Screening of the documentary “Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise” before its debut on public televison. The screening will benefit the work done by the Legacy Media Institute. Date and Time Mon, February 20, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST     Location Virginia Museum of Fine… Read more »

Hampton Roads – VPA State of the Industry – TONIGHT Feb. 16

The Virginia Production Alliance invites you to its celebration of Virginia’s film and television production community at the Hampton Roads State of the Industry. Catch up with friends and colleagues, meet new people and learn more about our industry at an informal trade expo featuring vendors showcasing their production-related goods and services. Get together with… Read more »

DC – JEWEL’S CATCH ONE SCREENING – FEB 17 – FEE

On Friday February 17th at 7pm, at The HRC Building, Reel Affirmations XTRA: Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Monthly Film Series, in partnership with their Presenting Sponsors Human Rights Campaign, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and host Rayceen Pendarvis from The Ask Rayceen Show With the screening of Director C. Fitz’s JEWEL’S CATCH ONE documents the oldest Black owned… Read more »

DC – DC Independent Film Festival – FEB 15-20 – FEE

DCIFF 2017 brings a new slate of fiction films, animation and documentaries. This week through Presidents’ Day join the festival for films, music, panels, a comic strip competition, high school films, workshops, seminars and much more. Meet filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike and join for the oldest independent film festival in our nation’s Capital. 2017 Festival Schedule here. Tickets and… Read more »

DC – Environmental Film Festival – MAR 14-26 – FEE/FREE

#DCEFF25 is a Festival for everyone — film lovers, environmentalists, scientists, concerned citizens, adventure-seekers and curious, young minds will come together to explore the issues affecting our planet through the power of film. READ the Festival Guide to learn about the 170+ environmental films that they’re showing this year. The Festival Guide will be out… Read more »

Fairfax – Hooligan Sparrow Screening – Mar 2 – FREE

GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series presents: Hooligan Sparrow with Nanfu Wang  Thursday March 2, 2017 at 4:30pm  Johnson Center Cinema  The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school… Read more »

DC – Media Makers and Technologists Tackle Global Gender Inequality – Mar 2 – FREE

March 2, 2017 5:30–7:30pm National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW Washington, DC RSVP here Independent Television Service (ITVS) and USAID​, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, bring together thought leaders, policymakers and change makers to discuss the transformative power of documentary film on gender equality and new approaches to… Read more »

Richmond – Richmond Int’l Film and Music Festival – Feb. 27 – March 5

The Richmond International Film & Music Festival (RIFF) Feb 27-Mar 5, 2017  More than 150 films from over 35 countries to be screened over seven days plus 50 Local, National and International Music Showcases RIFF, one of the largest international film festivals in the mid-Atlantic, brings a seven-day cavalcade of cutting edge film plus bands… 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! Thursday… Read more »

Charlottesville – VFF at Violet Crown Series – 2017 – Fee

The VFF at Violet Crown Series is a collaboration with Violet Crown Charlottesville to present a year-round, co-curated selection of films. The series will kick off on February 21 with the Oscar-nominated documentary Fire at Sea, which was an audience favorite at the 2016 VFF. Fire at Sea tells the story of the hundreds of thousands of… Read more »

Richmond – Questioning Cinema: Loving – Feb 16 – Free

Questioning Cinema: Loving Feb. 16, 2017 5 p.m. Screening / 7:15 p.m. Discussion James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303) In 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were found guilty of violating Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute that banned inter-racial marriage. Living in Washington, isolated from their families and community, they became a test case for… Read more »