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Richmond – Stuck at Home 48HFP – Free

Stuck at Home 48 COVID-19 Quarantine Blues got you down? We got you! For filmmakers who are looking for a creative outlet in these uncertain times, we have the Stuck at Home 48! This is a filmmaking competition open to any filmmaker around the world. On Friday night, you will receive a secret challenge. You… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W Dean Film Grant – Deadline march 31 – fee

The deadline for the first the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2020 is coming up fast.  All entries for the grant for independent filmmakers must be submitted by March 31st.   Celebrating its 28th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant seeks projects in need of help getting finished that are unique and make… Read more »

A Letter to Our Virginia Film Community

Dear Friends, As we know, our industry is made up largely of smaller companies and both creative and technical freelancers, making it very fragile in this public health crisis. This necessary lockdown has resulted in the cancellation of production activity across Virginia. This unprecedented time in history will test us all; financially, emotionally and socially.… Read more »


Friends of Thorndale Farm*, in partnership with Thorndale Farm LLC, is seeking 4-5 short films (2-3 featurettes or 1 feature film may be considered) that were either filmed in Virginia or that promote some aspect of Virginia’s rich history for presentation at the outdoor event, From Farm to Film. The 2nd Annual From Farm to Film is… Read more »

Statewide – Seeking documentary filmmakers and photographers for PBS project – submit now – paid

Seeking Documentary Filmmakers & Photographers in Virginia for “PBS American Portrait” Project   Link: American Portrait trailer   Link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/ryzesz4   Hello! We are currently seeking 2 artists with a documentarian mindset to help tell the stories of Virginia for a national storytelling project called PBS American Portrait. This project is aligned with PBS’s 50th anniversary celebration, and seeks to define… Read more »

Leesburg – Loudoun Arts Film Festival call for submissions – March 21 regular deadline – Fee

Loudoun Arts Film Festival Loudoun Arts Film Festival is a non-profit organization serving as an international platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment. LAFF supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through workshops, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Call for submissions!… Read more »

Va beach – Actress – checkered flag commercial – Feb. 17 – paid

Greetings! Our client is seeking talent an African American Female who is willing to lip sync/improv for their upcoming commercial filming in VA Beach. Date is February 17th (with a rain date of February 16th). Here is what we know: This spot uses a song being sung by a SPECIALIST to an ” UNSUSPECTING” CUSTOMER… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant accepting applications – march 31 deadline – fee

If you are an independent filmmaker needing help completing your film, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring 2020 is now accepting submissions.  The Roy W. Dean Film Grant, now in its 28th year, is awarded to a unique film that makes a contribution to society.  Winner will receive $3,500 cash and $23,000 in… Read more »

Heroes of Science: Breakthrough Filmmakers Challenge – Deadline Mar 31 – Free

Heroes of Science: Breakthrough Filmmakers Challenge represents an unprecedented partnership between leading digital entertainment news outlet TheWrap and Breakthrough Prize, the world’s largest monetary science prize, as well as the coming together of two pursuits that are too often at odds in popular culture — art and science. Through the competition, Breakthrough Prize and TheWrap… Read more »

Richmond – Stand up comedians – Audition – Paid

Are you a stand up comedian? We are looking for 10 talented stand up comics FOR A LIVE WEEKLY SHOW WHICH WILL BE EDITED FOR TV!!!! Auditions will be Sundays, February 9th & 23rd 3-7 pm in Richmond.  Respond here and let us know which of the two dates you will be auditioning.   If… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Project New Year’s – Until Jan 15th – Fee

Here’s hoping that 2020 is the year that YOU make all of your filmmaking dreams come true. To help kick this new decade off right, we’re giving all of our Richmond filmmakers a chance to save 25% off of this year’s 48HFP regular registration rate through this special New Year’s Promotion, now through January 15th.… Read more »

DC – Awesome Con Short Film Festival call for submissions – Jan 30 early deadline – FREE

Submit your short film to Awesome Con Film Festival! It’s FREE! Festival website: http://awesome-con.com/ Early bird deadline is Jan 30. Submission website: https://filmfreeway.com/AwesomeConShortFilmfestival?fbclid=IwAR3XsO49hJBlMRzFkAAozJe6kTGQv3fSceLyFnYtE5l-ha2rI20ydBlxHK8 The Awesome Con Short Film Festival is one of the funnest and most fan friendly film festivals that you’ll attend or be part of, and it takes place inside one the biggest… Read more »

Richmond – RVA Environmental Film Festival – final deadline Dec 31 – $30

10th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival February 7-13, 2020 The 10th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will showcase nearly 20 local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet.  The Festival features several nationally acclaimed works as well as the work… Read more »

Charlottesville – Maupintown Film Fest – Earlybird Deadline Jan 1 – fee

The Maupintown Film Festival is now accepting films for their film festival this summer! Submit here: https://filmfreeway.com/MaupintownFilmFestival The festival is located in Charlottesville, Virginia at the historic Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. The festival focuses on showcasing stories from around the world of African American history and culture with feature films, shorts, documentaries, animated… Read more »

DC – Submission to TIVA Awards – Deadline Nov 30 – Fee

Just ONE WEEK LEFT until the Peer Awards Regular Deadline: Saturday, November 30! Take note: the regular submission deadline for the 23rd Annual TIVA Peer Awardsis coming up in just ONE WEEK! Saturday, November 30, is the LAST DAY to submit your entry at regular rates. So while you finalize your Thanksgiving plans, be sure to head over to the… Read more »

richmond- creative world awards screenwriting contest- nov 22 – fee

THE CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION   Regular Entry Deadline is Approaching Next Week   All VPA members can enjoy early savings, offered by CWA to Virginia talent through the following discount code (receive $10 off any screenplay entry and feedback or coverage option). Submit Your Project:  HERE Use the following code:  CWAFinal1  … Read more »

Statewide – Bethesda Film Festival accepting Submissions – Deadline Jan 6 – $1000 Honorarium

The Bethesda Film Fest is accepting submissions for the 8th annual festival in March 2020   Short (5-30 minute), documentary films by filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be considered. Films must have been completed within the last two years. All topics are eligible. A film by a young filmmaker, under age 18,… Read more »

Statewide – Call for submissions: DC web fest – early bird deadline Nov 22 – fee

Submissions for the 8th Annual DC Web Fest are now open! We are calling all filmmakers, screenwriters, game/app developers, bloggers, and podcasters, to submit their work to the Eighth Annual DC Web and Digital Media Festival. This year, April 3rd – 4th, 2020, we are highlighting the best of digital media in a jam-packed weekend of screenings, showcases,… Read more »

Richmond – Richmond International Film Fest Call for submissions – Nov 1 deadline – Fee

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE – NOV 1 @ 11:59PM EST A reminder that the Extended Deadline to submit your film projects to the 2019-2020 festival is this Friday. Works in progress are accepted as long as the submissions are up by the deadline and the final cut is submitted prior to Dec 15th. To submit visit: https://filmfreeway.com/RICHMONDINTERNATIONALFILMFESTIVAL   VIP Discount… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant – Deadline Oct 31 – Fee

The deadline is almost here for the last Roy W. Dean Film Grant of the year.  Applications must be received by Halloween, October 31st.  But filmmakers need not be scared as that still leaves just enough time for them to get in their submissions.   The winning filmmaker will receive $3,000 cash and $30,000 in… Read more »

Richmonds – 48hr film project – Oct 11 – Fee

We are just ONE WEEK from Filmmaking Weekend! That’s right, on Friday, October 11, 21 filmmaking teams will create short films all over the Richmond area and beyond. It’s not too late to register and be part of the fun! What are you waiting for?!Those that finish in 48 hours will premiere on Sunday, October… Read more »

Richmond – magic of Horror film festival submission deadline Sept 30 – $5 discount

Final deadline is approaching! We want to showcase as many LOCAL films as possible, and we have opened the length up so that longer shorts can also be entered. Help bring horror to Virginia this year and be a part of our first live season. Submit your short films here: https://filmfreeway.com/MagicofHorror Get $5 off submission… Read more »

Richmond – Environmental Film Festival call for submissions – accepting now until Dec 31 deadline – fee

RVA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2020 VIRGINIA FILM CONTEST Richmond, VA – The 10th RVA Environmental  Film Festival is now accepting entries for the upcoming 2020 Virginia Environmental Film Contest. This contest was initiated during the 2013 RVA Environmental Film Festival, and it is once again offering prize money to aspiring film producers from around the state… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant – Deadline oct 31 – fee

Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music for their project.  David provided music for the Emmy and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. In addition, Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.   Now in its 27th… Read more »