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DC – Saluting Canada at 150 Film Series – July 1-July 8

Saluting Canada at 150 July 1-8 Honoring Canada on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Canadian Confederation (Confédération canadienne), the National Gallery of Art has organized seven programs of cinematic landmarks from our northern neighbor’s notable production history, including narrative fiction, documentary, and artists’ experimental shorts. The series begins on Canada Day, July 1. Special… Read more »

DC – Screening and Discussion of “The Good Ones” – July 17 – FEE

Join Dispatch Films and the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) for a special screening of The Good Ones, a documentary film by Molly Blank. While sharing the challenges of South Africa’s unequal and broken education system, some schools are beating the odds. The Good Ones tracks the tenacious efforts of three of these public schools to change the… Read more »

Washington, DC – Washington Jewish Film Festival Encore Presentation – July 11 – Tickets

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. The Washington Jewish Film Festival is proud to bring you an encore presentation of the sold-out… Read more »

Nationwide – The Independent Television Festival Script Competition Submissions Due July 15 – Fee

ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival) is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents, and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent budgets. ITVFest is a week-long festival in Manchester, Vermont in October, with an accompanying script competition that accepts submissions worldwide. This script competition is for television scripts only –… Read more »

Washington, DC – Avalon Theatre’s Wednesday Signature Series – Fee

Held only at the Avalon Theatre, DC’s only nonprofit film center, the Wednesday Signature Series is a group of six rotating programs that showcase unique films from around the world. Screenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm in the historic downstairs theater. Don’t miss two upcoming one-day-only screenings: ONE WEEK AND A DAY Reel… Read more »

Alexandria – YouVisit Studios Seeking Non-Union Talent for Industrial Filming – Submissions due July 5 – Paid

YouVisit Studios is looking for talent for an industrial shoot filming 1-2 days on or around July 11th – 15th in Alexandria, VA. They are  seeking the following types: Men and women, any ethnicity, 25-35. Self report and local hire. Must be non-union. For consideration or more information, please email alexandria.shoot@gmail.com with your headshot/resume and… Read more »

DC – Carlyn Davis Casting Seeking Non-Union Talent For Industrial Filming – Submissions Needed by June 30 – Paid

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for extras for a non-union industrial filming the week of July 31 in the Washington, DC metro area. The agency is currently looking for the following types: Men and women, any ethnicity, 25-50 years old. For consideration or for more information please email jen@carlyndaviscasting.com with your headshot/resume. Please put “Extras… Read more »

Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival Submissions Due

The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival (GCFVF), a non-profit organization and established in 1999, is created to promote and showcase the discovery of new and emerging motion picture artists through inspirational, educational and thought-provoking stories and dialogue, set to a visual medium, that raise the awareness of consciousness in the audience, not only to… Read more »

Culpeper – Screening of The Gazebo at The Packard Campus Theater – June 29 – Free

The Library of Congress’s The Packard Campus Theater will be screening The Gazebo, released in 1959 and starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford. The two star as a married couple who are being blackmailed in this offbeat comedy involving murder and a backyard gazebo. Based on the hit Broadway play of the same name by… Read more »

DC – L’ACCABADORA Screening – July 5 – Free

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura will be holding a screening of L’accabadora (Angel of Mercy) at the Embassy of Italy on July 5th   Location: Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC  20008 Time: 6:00 pm   Director: Enrico Pau Italy, Ireland 2016, 97 min Film in Italian with English subtitles Annetta lives… Read more »

Williamsburg – Actors Needed for Colonial Williamsburg Shoot – July 4 – Paid

Actors needed for Colonial Williamsburg 4th of July Shoot.  The shoot is tentatively scheduled between 2pm and 9pm, with about 6 hours of work on Tuesday, July 4th, in Williamsburg, VA. The rate is $25/hr.   They are looking for actors who can convincingly portray the demographics of the following: African American Male, ages 32… Read more »

DC – Hollywood on The Potomac Multimedia Talk – June 29 – Fee

Hollywood on the Potomac – Thu, Jun 29 at 7:30pm, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW How has DC been portrayed by Tinseltown? For his book Hollywood on the Potomac, film critic Mike Canning researched over 50 movies set in the District to reveal which ones get DC right — and which ones get it… Read more »

Charlottesville – Folk Hero Films Casting Seeking Lead Actress – Sept 4-29 – Paid

Folk Hero Films is casting for the feature film, Bentley’s Will, which is being produced and directed by Zachary Parks Grigg.  The film focuses on a mother who is forced to confront a strained relationship with her son who has returned home from college.   SEEKING: LEAD ACTRESS:  Age Range 45-65, Caucasian, Non-Union WHEN:  Roughly –… Read more »

Virginia and DC – Staff Me Up Production Jobs Update (June 26) – Paid

Below are some opportunities provided by the film production site Staff Me Up.  We recommend using the links below for applying to jobs.  The Virginia Film Office is not responsible for the below postings, please refer all relevant questions to the appropriate Staff Me Up Personnel. ASSISTANT EDITOR (ADOBE PREMIERE) WASHINGTON, DC VICE REALITY/DOC (TV) STARTS… Read more »


DEADLINE REMINDER 2018 RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (RIFF) – REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE:  JUNE 30th Features: $55 / Shorts:  $45 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 RIFF – 2018 FESTIVAL: April 24th – 29th The… 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! Monday,… Read more »

DC – Animezing!: Robot Carnival – July 7 – Free

DATE AND TIME Fri, July 7, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT   LOCATION Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Suite 100 Washington, DC 20036   A celebration of art, animation, and robots! Crawling across a desiccated landscape, the Robot Carnival comes barreling its way to the JICC… Read more »

Herndon – Carlyn Davis Casting Seeking Talent for Industrial Shoot – July 11 or July 12 – PAID

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for talent for an industrial shooting in Herndon, VA on July 11 or 12, 2017. There will be an audition, also in Herndon, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Union and non-union talent may apply. They  are currently looking for the following types: Male, 30s, Non-Caucasian Male, 50s, African American Female,… Read more »

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 »

Richmond – Independent Film Seeking Male and Female Talent – June 26 – Paid

Dreams Factory, is seeking actors and actresses to fill the following roles in their feature length independent film with working title “The Gift.” “The Gift” is a family-friendly movie about friendship, fostering artistic skills, and the love of music.   Male – Role of Franz Muller – Should be physically capable, able to move well… Read more »