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Washington D.C. – Awesome Con Short Film Festival – SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN – March 2024 – Fee

Show your short film on the big screen at the biggest pop culture show in Washington DC. The legendary Awesome Con Short Film Festival at Awesome Con submissions are now open for the 2024 festival happen on March 8th thru the 10th. Website: Awesome Con Short Film Festival 2024 – FilmFreeway

Washington D.C. – DC Shorts International Film Festival – Submission are open – October 2024 – Fee

Submissions to the biggest short films only festival on the east cost and possibly all of the united states, the 21st annual DC Shorts International Film Festival are now open. 5 days of jammed packed film screenings, panels, concerts, meets up and more on Sept 4th to the 8th 2024. Submit your film now! Website:… Read more »

Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Virginia Screenwriting Competition

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2023 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, an annual event founded in 1989 as a way to promote Virginia’s in-state talent and give exposure to aspiring screenwriters. The winners and their screenplays are Jody Matzer (Richmond) for SHARKS & MINNOWS, Lindsey Paulette (Richmond) for… Read more »

Richmond – Casting Call for student film – November 2023 – Unpaid

Looking to cast two main characters for the short film MAGNUM OPUS in Richmond this November – this is an unpaid, non-union student film. Please email klinek3@vcu.edu if you are interested, and put the character you want to audition for in the subject line. Description: MAGNUM OPUS follows Saint, a college student who begins researching… Read more »

Charlottesville – Filmmaker Panels at the Virginia Film Festival – October 28th – Free

The VAFF hosts a series of panel discussions on Saturday of the Festival. All panels are free, unticketed events. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat. Link to Panel Lineup: https://virginiafilmfestival.org/panels/ THE LAST OF US – PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:00 AM Irving Theater in… Read more »

Richmond – Production Assistant needed for commercial – Oct. 30th & 31st – Paid

Hello! My name is Varun Chharia, I’m a production manager for an upcoming commercial shoot in Richmond, VA on October 30th to 31st. I’m currently looking for a production assistant who can be there each day as it will be 10 hours each and it is a paid shoot. We do need you to be… Read more »

Richmond – Crew call for student webseries – March 2024 – Unpaid

Seeking crew for a student-led fantasy webseries shooting in Richmond and Midlothian, VA (sometimes on Brightpoint Community College campus). Main priority at the moment is writers and editors, but any and every type of crew is welcome to apply. Pilot will shoot in March of 2024. Please contact atj236@email.vccs.edu for application information, series details, or… Read more »

Richmond – Gaffer needed for short film – Nov. 5th & 6th – Paid

The Virginia Screenwriters Forum is seeking an experienced Gaffer for our inaugural short film production, “MAGGIE CAMPBELL”, written by Eric Carlson and directed by Adam Lapallo and Rachel Weatherly. Position is paid $150 a day for two days ($300 total). Experience with black and white cinematography preferred. If interested, please contact Adam Lapallo at lapalloac@gmail.com

Powhatan – Casting call for student thesis film – Oct. 26th & 27th – Unpaid

Looking to cast for one role. The role is a friend of a main character in a comedy short film. The film is set at a party that is country/western/cowboy themed, and the majority of the film takes place in a barn around a poker game. I’m looking for someone who can be lively and… Read more »

Richmond – Virginia Production Alliance Film Frightmares Social – October 24th – Free

Let’s get spooky! Join your local film community at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Tuesday, October 24th, to share ideas, make new connections, and learn about horror filmmaking in Richmond! Visual Arts Center of Richmond 1812 West Main St. Richmond, VA 23220 6pm-8pm Guest Speakers: Lowrie Fawley: The Magic of Horror Film Festival… Read more »

Virginia – Child/Preteen Actress Needed for Senior Thesis Film – 11/3/23-/11/5/23 – Paid

Little girl aged 7-12: -Only in ONE scene -Location: Still to be determined -Must be able to do two simple braids and hold simple dialogue. Scene Description: The main character runs into a little girl in a strange location. Instead of the classic lemonade stand the little girl has a hair braiding stand. Getting your… Read more »

Harrisonburg – Casting call for student film – Weekends between 10/18-11/19 – Unpaid

CASTING CALL – “Behind Closed Doors” Director: James Crowley – https://jcrowley576304357.wordpress.com/ Producers: Jared Briscoe, Joe Grace, Rocco Bifferato Casting: Bethanie Richters & James Crowley Log Line: A group of friends meet up at their local diner before they attend a friend’s party. When they return to the diner a few days later, everything has changed.… Read more »

Floyd – Director of Photography needed for small business workshop – November 4th – Paid

Seeking Director of Photography for Sat, Nov 4 2023, 4:30-7 PM Walker Consulting Works Presents: Small Business Workshop, Floyd VA Venue: The JuneBug Center Theater Professionals and students welcome! Do you have an eye for quality ‘TEDTalk’ style ‘filming’? Please submit your media samples and bio through the Artist Submission form: https://www.walkerconsultingworks.com/artist-submission Event Producer, Elizabeth… Read more »


Seeking several actors for a student short film in November. This is non-paid, non-union student film and will only be filming one day. Please submit headshot and/or resume to greene1287@gmail.com along with the name of the character you want to audition for in the subject line. If you don’t have a resume, please reply with a short… Read more »

Richmond – Casting call for feature film – 1/15/24-3/15/24 – Paid

Seeking actors for a feature film shooting in Richmond, Virginia between January and March of 2024 (filming will be 3 consecutive weeks within that timeframe). Saturnalia is an Italian-style Giallo film set in 1980 at a boarding school for wayward youth. The three main characters are: Miriam: 17/18 years old, brown/black hair, big doe eyes,… Read more »

HARRISONBURG – Casting Call for Student Film – Weekends 10/18/23-11/11/23 – PAID

“Mountain of Ash” Director: Danny Diaz Producers: Danny Diaz, Brendan Roth, Matt Souza Casting: Bethanie Richters Logline: A young man and his long absent father embark on a journey to the mountaintop in order to fulfill the wishes of his mother. Gabe (18-25) – Jaded, angry at the world and his father. Russell (40-50) –… Read more »

Reston – Actors and Make-up artist needed for short film – Oct/Nov – Paid

Seeking actors and makeup artist for a sci-fi short-film shooting Oct-Nov in the North VA area. The film deals with themes of transcendence, futurism, and multidimensions. Casting for two acting roles and one Makeup Artist crew position. Roles: Lead – African/African-American Male, 25-35 yrs old, any height Supporting – BIPOC Female, 20-36 yrs old, any… Read more »

Richmond – Casting call for student thesis film – November 2-5 – Paid

A Piece of Us is a student senior thesis film currently in production that follows Shai (24), a reserved writer struggling with writer’s block, as he meets and interacts with a stranger, Mia (23), an outgoing, inspiring artist stuck in a 9 to 5. We are currently looking for two actors to play the two… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Indie Film Grant Application Deadline – October 31

The countdown is on to apply for the Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall which offers financial assistance as well as production services to emerging and established indie filmmakers. The grant seeks films that are unique, with compelling stories that make a contribution to society. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Oct 31st,… Read more »

Charlottesville – Light House Studio ‘Stay Awake’ Screening & Masterclass – Oct. 13 & 14

Light House Studio is excited to screen the film Stay Awake and host a Q&A with the film’s writer and director Jamie Sisley at Vinegar Hill Theatre on Friday, October 13, 2023.  The following day, Jamie will lead a two-hour master class for high school students and adults. STAY AWAKE FILM SCREENING  Friday, October 13th at 6:30pm | Recommended for… Read more »

Middleburg – Middleburg Film Festival Tickets now on sale – Oct. 19th-22nd – Tickets

Please go to our website at middleburgfilm.org to buy tickets (or use our mobile app linked below) to view this year’s film slate and schedule. We hope you agree that there’s lots of great films to choose from. If your first choice for a specific date/time is sold out, we encourage you to consider another film. Often, a… Read more »

Richmond – Casting Call for student thesis film – October 28th – Unpaid

No Return is a senior thesis student film currently in pre production, and we are seeking to cast 3 lead roles and 1 supporting role. Acting experience of any kind is preferred, but not required. Production begins October 28th, (with more dates in November TBA) and will take place in Richmond, VA. Specific dates and… Read more »

RICHMOND – The 48 Hour Horror Film Project is accepting more teams – October 20-22 – REGISTER

The Richmond 48 Hour Film Project, Richmond’s favorite filmmaking competition, returns horror style this October with filmmaking October 20-22 and world premiere screenings on October 29–just in time for Halloween!   We Made Room for 4 More! In record time–just 18 days–the RVA Horror 48 reached capacity with 24 teams! BUT, we made room for four more teams! So if you… Read more »

Richmond – 2023 Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival Passes on Sale Now – Nov. 17-19

Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2023 Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival! Join us November 17-19 at Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s Robins Family Forum. The Festival aims to raise awareness about Native American language, cultures, and societies through films that share Native American perspectives. The Festival, which is the only one of its… Read more »