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Charlottesville – Indie Short Film Festival 3/22-3/24 – Open for Submissions Through 2/15 – Fees

The Indie Short Film Festival, a new film festival scheduled in Central Virginia, will take place on March 22-24, 2024 in the heart of downtown Charlottesville. The festival will include up to 100 international and domestic short films with Q&A after the screening blocks, screenwriting competition with table reads for the top screenplays, launch party… Read more »

Richmond – Richmond International Film Festival final call for entries – January 15th – Registration Fee

2024 RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES  Extended Deadline:  January 15th by midnight Final Deadline:  February 15th VPA Discount ($15 off): vpafriend The 2024 ENTRIES come to a close soon!  The Extended Deadline is this Monday for all film categories & scripts. If you have not yet entered for consideration, you can do… Read more »

Charlottesville – Adrenaline film project screening – November 11th – Tickets

The Adrenaline Film Project Screening: 11 Teams Create Unique Short Films in Just 72 Hours CONTACT: Kristen Dillehunt, Light House Studio, (434) 293-6992, kristen@lighthousestudio.org, lighthousestudio.org/adrenaline  Charlottesville, VA, November 3, 2023 – Light House Studio is thrilled to announce that the 19th annual Adrenaline Film Project will be held November 8-11, 2023 at the Vinegar Hill Theatre, our… Read more »

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 – 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 »

Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project Workshop Open for Applications – Oct. 8 Deadline

The Adrenaline Film Project is Open for Team Applications! 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 »

Fredericksburg – The Fredericksburg Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions – ASAP – Registration

     Fredericksburg Square was one of the few buildings to avoid damage during the Civil War battle in this beloved Virginia city. Since then, through extensive renovations and additions, this old building with new tricks has been home to the Order of Elks, the five-star restaurant Augustine’s, and, currently, Water’s End Brewery. And in… Read more »

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 »