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Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project now accepting applications – Deadline October 8th – Register

     Charlottesville, VA, September 8, 2023 – Light House Studio is seeking applications for the 19th annual Adrenaline Film Project, a narrative filmmaking workshop that includes pitching, writing, filming, and editing a short film in just 72 hours before screening it for a live theater audience!      This is no ordinary filmmaking workshop. Teams… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Horror Film project – October 20th – Registration

RICHMOND’S FAVORITE FILMMAKING EVENT IS BACK! THIS TIME, HORROR STYLE! Make a HORROR film in 48 hours, then watch it with family, friends and fans on the big screen at Bow Tie Movieland on Halloween weekend! That’s right! Richmond is at it again. We’ll give you a character, prop, line of dialogue and horror genre,… Read more »

Charlottesville – Indie short film series now accepting submissions – August 19th – Tickets

Hi Film Supporters, As many of you have experienced, the Indie short Film Series in Charlottesville has proven to be the most successful and consistent short film event in the region. Attracting filmmakers from California to NY and in between to speak on the panel including from France. Submissions come in domestically and internationally. The… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Project – July 14th-16th – Fee/Free

There’s still time to join the fun and make a movie with the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project this summer! The Challenge: Write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours given a required character, prop, line of dialogue and genre that you receive moments before the clock starts! The Weekend: July 14-16 The 48 is the largest filmmaking… Read more »

Richmond – RVA 48 Hour Film Project Mixer – June 28 – Free

There’s still time to join the fun and make a movie with the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project this summer! If you’re interested in joining a team, or are a team who still needs to recruit cast or crew, meet us at The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. on Wednesday, June 28 from 5-6:30 p.m., and find your next collaborator! The Challenge: Write, shoot and… Read more »

Virginia – Roy W. Dean Summer Film Grant now accepting submissions – Deadline June 30th – Application Fee

Now in its 31st year of supporting indie filmmakers, the Summer Grant of the Roy W. Dean Film Grants is now accepting entries. Awarded by top-rated 501(c)3 non-profit non-profit From the Heart Productions the grant seeks unique films that make a contribution to society. Deadline for grant submissions is June 30th, 2023. The grant is… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Festival registration is now open – Fee

The Challenge: Write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours given a required character, prop, line of dialogue and genre just before the clock starts! Richmond’s favorite filmmaking event returns as part of a global tour where over 100 cities around the world compete to see who can make the best short film in just… Read more »

Richmond – VSF First Act Screenplay Contest – May 31 Deadline – $30 Fee

The Virginia Screenwriter’s Forum First Act, First Look Screenplay Contest: Think your first act has what it takes to captivate an audience? Submit the first 30 pages of your feature script for the chance to win $500 from the Virginia Screenwriters Forum (VSF)! Scripts entered into the Second Annual First Act, First Look Screenplay Contest… Read more »

VA – Research and Development Grant – due April 24th

The Chicken & Egg Pictures Research & Development Grant is accepting applications through Monday, April 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET, from women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world who have directed at least two feature-length documentaries and are in the research & development stage of their next feature-length film. Up to 30… Read more »

Virginia – deadline for submissions to the Roy W. Dean Film Spring Grant – March 31st – Application Fee

The deadline for submissions to the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring is March 31st 2023.  Now in its thirty-first year, the grant is awarded to unique films that make a contribution to society.  From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 non-profit sponsoring the grant, offers all who apply for the grant a consultation on… Read more »

Bedford – Bedford Int’l Film Festival is now accepting submissions – July 2023 – Fee

Attention Filmmakers! The Bedford Int’l Film Fest is now accepting short films, feature films and scripts for our festival on July 1, 2023 in Bedford, Virginia. Our festival showcases shorts and features from around the world. Going into our 5th year the festival will provide small cash prizes. We will have several events in the… Read more »

Charlottesville – Entries for the 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival is now open – October 2023 – Fee

Attention Filmmakers!  The 2023 Call for Entries for the 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival is now open! Every year the Festival showcases new narrative and documentary features, shorts, and independent films from US and international-based filmmakers from all filmmaking backgrounds. All Virginia residents and students can submit for FREE! Dates Early Bird Deadline – May… Read more »

Richmond – Seeking short film submissions – March 15 – Fee

Submissions are open for the fifth installment of the Richmond Film Network Short Film Series being held on April 19, 2023 at Bow Tie Movieland, Richmond. The Short Film Series is an experience that brings together innovative, independent storytellers and discerning audiences for its monthly program of short films, compelling moderated filmmaker Q&As, and meaningful networking in a single night. Submissions from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and… Read more »

Virginia – Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant Calls for submissions – Deadline March 3 – Free

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $6,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or… Read more »

Virginia – Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant now accepting entries – Deadline April 29th – Fee

Now, in its 3rd year, the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is now open for entries.  The grant offers the winner $3,000 and thousands more in donated services to help them complete their film.  The grant is sponsored by the 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions which is dedicated to helping independent filmmakers get their films funded. The… Read more »

Hampton Roads- 2023 VPA Screenwriting Competition- Accepting Submissions Now-Feb 28th-Prize Money

CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS, CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS! Have you been sitting around bored in your house, ready to show off your amazing writing skills with the burning passion of one thousand suns!? Do you have an old script you have been hanging on to, waiting for the right time? Why don’t you pick up that old… Read more »

Washington DC – 2023 Awesome Con Short Film Festival Submissions are Open – June 2023 – Fee

The Awesome Con Short Film Festival is now taking submissions for its 2023 festival. Submit your film now to our 8th year show taking place at the Washington DC Convention Center June 16th to the 18th. Go to: https://filmfreeway.com/awesomeconshortfilmfestival

Hampton Roads – Seven Cities Showcase – January 17th – Tickets

The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads are home to amazing artists and fantastic films! Join us for a celebration of our talented community and all the crazy, colorful, and captivating films we’ve made! Officially selected films will be screened at our showcase on January 7th, 2023 where they will have the chance to compete for… Read more »


VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2022 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ~Winners are from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk ~ RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2022 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.… Read more »

Richmond- RVA environmental film festival accepting submissions – Nov 16th-Jan 23rd – prize money

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS! The 13th annual Richmond Virginia Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) is announcing the 2023 Virginia Environmental Film Contest. Whether you are experienced filmmakers or those who want to give it a try for the first time, all are welcome!   The contest is open to Virginia filmmakers submitting films on environmental topics focusing… Read more »

Charlottesville – Women in Film Indie Short Film Series Call for Submissions – $20 Fee

We are excited to announce our WOMEN IN FILM Edition of the Indie Short Film Series on Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30p at Vinegar Hill Theatre located at 220 W. Market St., Charlottesville, VA. Seven films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with these trailblazing women filmmakers.   This edition is to celebrate women… Read more »

Virginia & Washington DC – Submissions for Screenwriting Fellowship – July 18th-Sept. 15th – Paid

Cadence Announces Call for Submissions for the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program 2022-2023 Program to Include Playwrights and Screenwriters from Virginia and Washington DC Cadence is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next round of the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program, created and led by Chris and David Lindsay-Abaire. To continue to… Read more »

CAPE CHARLES – Experimental Film Virginia Events – July 18-30

Experimental Film Virginia, a Virginia Commission of the Arts’ award-winning “Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Event” will hold its 10th annual festival from July 18th – July 30th 2022. The local film festival and artist residency takes place in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Experimental Film Virginia (EFV) is a hybrid design that… Read more »

Statewide – The Roy W. Dean Film Grant Summer Deadline – June 30

Indie filmmakers have just until June 30th to submit their projects to the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer 2022.  Awarded to a film that is unique and that makes a contribution to society, the grant includes $3,500 cash and thousands more in donated film production services and products to help filmmakers complete their film.… Read more »