The Virginia Film Office is dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking. We connect clients with amazing locations, resources and creative solutions for projects of all types and sizes. From the infancy of an idea, to the emotional goodbye at the wrap party—we are your production partner throughout the entire process. The VFO is proud to be recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, effective and helpful film commissions, worldwide.
Virginia International Raceway - VIR
Paul Newman once said, “If there’s a heaven on Earth, it’s VIR.” As the 12-year home of Car and Driver’s Lightning Lap, VIRginia International Raceway is an iconic North American track near Danville, Virginia. Featuring rolling hills and miles of lush forest on an expansive 1,300-acre property, VIR has secured a spot on an esteemed shortlist of the world’s most iconic tracks. Perfect for groups of all sizes, VIR’s property offers a 3.37 mile track, off-roading area, skid pad, banquet hall, tavern, 7,000 sq. ft. indoor gallery space, ample crew parking, basecamp area, luxury and economy crew housing, and ability to build onsite. VIR’s amenities make it an unparalleled venue for the film industry.Browse Locations
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Harriet filmed in Virginia in 2018
Harriet filmed in Virginia in fall and winter of 2018, spending time in Richmond, Powhatan, Cumberland, Petersburg, Mathews and several other localities. The project from Focus Features will be the first feature length film to tell the story of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who brought hundreds of slaves to freedom in 19th century America. Harriet stars Tony-award winning actress Cynthia Erivo, alongside Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae, and Joe Alwyn. It is scheduled for release November 1, 2019. Photo: Glen Wilson/Focus Features.Learn More