DC – Echoes of Ji.hlava – March 27-30 – Free

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (JIDFF) is a celebration of creative documentary film and the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The festival pays tribute to courage and risk. The Czech Embassy is collaborating with the festival to bring select films to Washington, DC through “Echoes of Ji.hlava”. Location: NYU… Read more »

DC – Czech That Film Festival – April 12-13 – FEE

Now in its sixth year, the Czech That Film Festival makes a stop in DC at the Avalon Theatre from April 12-13. The festival highlights top Czech films, bringing directors and actors to the US scene for lively discussions. In addition to the film screenings, special guest Czech director Radek Bajgar will present a Q&A… Read more »

Washington, VA – The Film Festival at Little Washington – April 7-9 – Fee

The Film Festival at Little Washington will once again acknowledge Virginia filmmakers with a special program highlighting their work and is about more than what happens on the screen. Here, they acknowledge the power of the movies to not only entertain but also to provoke, inspire, and enlighten. The art of filmmaking is the beginning of… Read more »

Richmond – Marketing, Distribution & Finance Symposium, May 6-7 – Fee

VFO, VPA, WFD & Belltower Pictures present:  Marketing, Distribution & Finance Symposium, May 6-7, 2017 The purpose of the symposium is to bring together leading film industry experts to help filmmakers discover the most effective ways to finance, distribute and market their films, answering questions such as: What are the best ways to raise money… Read more »

RICHMOND – FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL – MAR 27-APR 2 – FEE

The French Film Festival returns to Richmond for the 29th year on March 27-April 2, continuing its tradition of showcasing the diversity of French Film. All films are presented by their directors and/or starring actors. A question-and-answer session with directors and actors follows each film. All movies have English subtitles, and discussions are in English or in… Read more »

DC – Women of Maidan Screenings – March 23 & March 28 – Free

Spurred by President Viktor Yanukovych’s abrupt decision in November 2013 to pull Ukraine away from an association agreement with the European Union, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians came to the main square, or maidan. Their desire to be part of Europe was amplified by their frustration at widespread corruption that ultimately robbed citizens of their… Read more »

DC – Gertrude Bell: Letters from Baghdad Screening – March 25 – Free

The National Gallery of Art is hosting an Environmental Film Festival screening of GERTRUDE BELL: LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm in the East Building Auditorium.  The screening is free and reservations are not required.  Filmmakers will be there for Q&A. Introduced by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl One of the… Read more »

DC – Makeup & Hair Roundtable – April 18- Free/Fee

Interface Media Group 1233 20th St NW Washington, DC 20036 Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM Simplicity can be the best way to achieve your dreams. Streamlining your process, your products and even your life can make a huge difference when trying to achieve your goals. In this roundtable,they will discuss how to think outside the… Read more »

DC – 20th Annual Media Job Fair – April 1 – Fee

Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:00-3:30 pm Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 8th Street, NW Washington, DC 20068 (Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro) WIFV’s Media Job Fair gives media professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region an opportunity to meet with prospective employers. Get your resume in the hands of company representatives! Every year their attendees are hired within days… Read more »

Richmond – Symposium on Film Marketing, Distribution & Finance – May 6 & 7 – Fee

Get answers! ·  What are the best ways to raise money for your film? ·  How can you cultivate an audience for your film before preproduction? ·  What are your options for distribution? ·  Can you… and should you “do it yourself?” The Virginia Film Office, the VPA and sponsors listed below are bringing together leading film industry… Read more »

DC – Environmental Film Fest films at NMAI & filmmakers’ Q&A – Mar. 18, 19 – FREE

Saturday, March 18 National Museum of the American Indian 7:00 p.m., Rasmuson Theater   DINNER AND A MOVIE “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice” Director: Melinda Janko (USA, 2016, 76 min.)   Free and open to the public, registration encouraged (https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp)   When Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, started asking questions… Read more »

DC – Stonehenge Auditions 2017: Producer Registration Closes Friday – March 20 – Fee

WIFV is co-hosting the sixteenth edition of the Stonehenge Auditions with Team Jabberwocky in Washington, DC. Stonehenge Auditions is a day-long marathon of actors delivering film and video monologues in front of a camera and 50+ producers, casting directors, and agents looking to build their roster of performers. Just like speed-dating is supposed to let… Read more »

Virginia – “Journey on the Chesapeake: The Way Back Home” on PBS – April 16, 23 and 25

“Journey on the Chesapeake: The Way Back Home” which will be airing on PBS in April 2017 for Chesapeake Bay Week. In the documentary, director/producer Dave Miller highlights the culture, history and cuisine of the people who live along the Rappahannock and York Rivers of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Air dates are: Sunday April 16 at… Read more »

Virginia Beach – VPA Hampton Roads District General Meeting – March 21st – Free/Fee

The VPA Hampton Roads District  General Meeting  will be held on March 21st WHEN: 6:30 PM – Networking 7:00 PM – Meeting Start WHERE: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Dr., Communication Building, Screening Room A, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 HOW MUCH: VPA members – FREE Non-member guests – $5 (Cash/check at the door) WHO: Todd Sims (the… Read more »

DC – Screening of Ghasem Ebrahimian’s The Suitors – Mar 30 – FREE

The Aftab Committee invites you to join them on Thursday, March 30 for a screening of Ghasem Ebrahimian’s The Suitors. This award-winning comedy tells the story of a group of Iranians who try to navigate life in New York City while clinging to their traditions. This event is completely free, but RSVP is required. To claim your ticket,… Read more »

Richmond – VPA General Meeting & Board Elections – March 14

VPA General Meeting and Board Elections tonight at WCVE! 6:30 PM – Networking 7:00 PM – Meeting Start VPA members – FREE Non-member guests – $5 (Cash/check at the door) VPA members will be able to vote for next year’s Board of Trustees. It will feature a look back at last year’s events, and a look forward to… 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! Tuesday… Read more »

Fairfax – Moonlight at GMU – Apr 13 – FREE

Moonlight Free screening and discussion Thursday 4/13 at 4:30pm  Johnson Center Cinema  ​Winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Barry Jenkins’ movie is nuanced and sharp, specific and sweeping. Come see Moonlight this April, during  LGBTQ Pride Week 2017. Free and open to the public. See the website here.  This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Resources, Film and Media Studies,… Read more »

Fairfax – GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor’s Day – Apr 19 – FREE

Visitor’s Day (Día de Visita) April 19, 2017, Wednesday 7:30pm Johnson Center Cinema Free screening and discussion with director Nicole Opper Sixteen-year-old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before finding his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in… Read more »

DC – Documentary Roundtable – March 13 – FEE/FREE

Interface Media Group 1233 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm 6:30-7:00 pm: Informal Networking 7:00- 8:30 pm: Panel Discussion The special guest will be Hans Charles, Director of Photography of the highly acclaimed documentary 13th. Hans will be sharing his expertise and insight into what it takes to… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Annual General Meeting & Election – March 14

The Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) is having its annual General Meeting and Election for the VPA Executive Board on March 14th. Time: 6:30 pm Networking 7:00 pm 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.  

Richmond – James River Film Festival – Apr 6-9 – FEE

The James River Film Festival returns April 6-9, 2017 for its 24th year. Since the start of the festival, it’s featured experimental, independent, avant-garde, foreign, cult, and classic art house films and has brought more than 130 nationally and internationally known filmmakers, musicians, critics, educators and artists to Richmond to present and discuss their work.… Read more »

DC – Dominican Night as part of The DC Environmental Film Festival – Mar 23 – Free

On March 23, as part of the DC Environmental Film Festival, The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival will host Dominican Night and will feature screenings of works produced in the Dominican Republic. DC’s E Street Cinema will host a screening of the winner of the 2016 Globo Verde Dominicano, the short film Ciclos by Hansel… 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 »