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VPA: Film Industry Support Information

From the Virginia Production Alliance: Please see the attached link from the Washington Post, published this past Sunday by Beau Cribbs. It encourages Virginia legislators to support increases in film incentives. See the link to the article here.  Below the link, we are providing contact information to key members in the House of Delegates Finance Committee and… Read more »

Winchester & Front Royal – Casting Call for Student Film – May/June 2022 – Unpaid

CASTING CALL FOR STUDENT FILM Project Title: “The Showdown” Director: Andy Espinoza Production Type: Student/Independent Locations: Winchester, VA/Front Royal, VA This Shenandoah University Student Film is about two people fighting over a candy bar during a performance. We are looking for extras to play audience members and theater troupes. While work is unpaid, meals will… Read more »

Richmond & Charlottesville – Extras Casting Call for Garden Party Video – 5/24/22 – PAID

Casting for a half day shoot outside of Charlottesville, VA for a short brand video spot. Pay is $150 for 3pm-8:30pm on May 24, rain date is May 31st. Must be willing to work as a local to Charlottesville. The scene we will be filming is a garden party of worldly and successful people as… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grants Open – No Fee

The Roy W. Dean Film Grants, celebrating their  3rd decade of supporting indie filmmakers, is accepting submissions for its 2022 Summer Grant. Awarded to a film that is unique and that makes a contribution to society, the grant includes cash and donated film production services.  From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 top-rated non-profit sponsoring the grant,… Read more »

Statewide – Submit to the Virginia Film Festival – Discount for Virginians

Submit Your Film to the 35th Annual Virginia Film Festival Today! Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit new narrative and documentary features, short films, and independent and international projects across all genres. Every Fall, the VAFF brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and… Read more »

Richmond – Casting Call for Independent Feature – Sept. 2022 – Paid

Production title: The Trip Union / Non-Union: Non-Union Production Type: Independent / student Project length: Feature Length Production location: Richmond, VA Director: Lindsey Paulette Producer: Sam Ratliff Casting Director: Kale Simmons Shooting Location: Multiple locations in Central/ Western Virginia Email: thetripcasting@gmail.com Compensation: YES; varies by role KEY DATES Auditions: AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON (PREFERRED).… Read more »

NOVA/DC – 48 Hour Film Project – Early Bird Deadline 4/20 – Fee

There are two ways to sign up for the DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 13-15: Sign up your own team!  –OR– Join the WIFV team!  (Contact membership@wifv.org) This is a reminder that the Early Bird Deadline is tomorrow, so now is the time to sign up your team and save! Go here to register: https://www.48hourfilm.com/dc Don’t… Read more »

Richmond & Williamsburg – Casting Call for lead child actor – June 2022 – Paid

Promo trailer shoot seeks active 8 year old boy for lead role. Casting Call for Elijah and George – A Revolutionary War Feature Film Project. We are shooting scenes for a new Promotional Trailer. NO AGENTS Please. Location: South of Richmond, North of Williamsburg, VA June 17, 18 & 19 tentative Character Name: Elijah Paterson… Read more »

Lynchburg/Charlottesville – Casting Call for short comedy – April/May 2022 – Paid

Casting for independent short comedy, to shoot in late April/mid-May. Looking for actors who can convincingly play teenagers to fill four roles: Tom Sawyer (Male, 15-16, White) Huckleberry Finn (Male, 16-17, White) Ben Rogers (Male, 14-16, White) Amy Lawrence (Female, 16-16, White) The script involves Tom Sawyer dealing with a run of terrible luck on… Read more »

Fairfax – Casting Call for Student Film – 4/15-17 – Unpaid

ASIAN ACTORS OF ALL AGES for Student Film George Mason University Student Film about a multigenerational immigrant family Logline: Christina, an ambitious single mother, is grieving the loss of her mother, Kim, only to find she is not alone as she thinks. With the help of her daughter, Annie, who has the ability to see… Read more »

Statewide – Potential Scam/Phishing – ‘Only in the Moonlight’

Several crew members have made the Virginia Film Office and Virginia Production Alliance aware of a potential scam in which ‘producers’ for a production entitled “Only in the Moonlight” reached out via email offering above-industry wages in several parts of the state, asking for personal information to set up payment, and are implying that they… Read more »