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Statewide – Movie/TV Idea Competition – Apr 14/16 – $30 fee

The 16th Great Movie Idea and 14th Great TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. NEW FOR 2019: Every entrant receives brief feedback from a judge with remarks on the pitch’s marketability and originality. Accepted entries include loglines, synopses,… Read more »

Statewide- VA Film Festival Call For Entries – July 15 – FREE

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, virtual reality, and experimental projects. Accepted films will be eligible for category-specific awards, including the Programmer’s Awards, Audience Awards for which moviegoers vote via ballots, and Commonwealth Awards for Best Virginia Feature Film and Best Virginia Short Film. The regular submission… Read more »

Statewide – VA Film Festival Call for Entries – June 10 deadline – Free/fee

Submit Your Film to the 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival Today! Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, virtual reality, and experimental projects. Each year, the VAFF brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead… Read more »

Statewide – Virginia Film Festival Call for entries – Deadline June 10 – Fee/Free

Calling all filmmakers… our 2019 Call for Entries is now open! Accepted films will be eligible for category-specific awards, including the Programmer’s Awards, the Audience Awards for which moviegoers vote via ballots, and the Commonwealth Awards for Best Virginia Feature Film and Best Virginia Short Film. The deadline for film submissions is June 10. To… Read more »

Statewide – Catapult Documentary Fellowship accepting applications – Deadline March 20 – Fee

SFFILM and the Catapult Film Fund support filmmakers in the early stages of development on compelling, story-driven, feature-length documentary films. The fellowship is geared towards emerging filmmakers who have directed short films previously and for whom this is their first feature, or filmmakers who have directed one or two features already. Submission Deadline: March 20,… Read more »

Winchester – Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival: Call for submissions – Early deadline march 1 – Fee

Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival announced by The Film Studio at Shenandoah University and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA A STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL Submit Films Via FilmFreeway Fees: Earlybird by March 1st: $3.00  Standard by March 31st:  $5.00 A new film festival for current high school and college students will take place April 12 –… Read more »

RICHMOND – Poe Film Festival – Feb 3 – $35 FEE

Focusing on originality and strength of story, the Poe Film Festival is seeking film submissions for features, shorts and documentaries in advance of its 2019 festival in Richmond next fall.   Earlybird deadline on Withoutabox and FilmFreeway is Sunday, February 3. Regular deadline is Friday, June 14.  For more information, check out www.PoeFilmFestival.com, or contact them… Read more »

National – Short Film Competition – Jan 15-Feb 12 – Paid

Entries are now being accepted for an exciting short film competition. The Oliver White Hill Social Justice Short Film Competition: “Face the dawn, not the setting sun: equality, social and/or economic justice, and conflict resolution in 2019 and forward.” It is open to elementary school students, amateur, and professional filmmakers. The winning films will receive… Read more »