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STATEWIDE- BWE Media Festival-Open Now, Nov 24 Deadline-Fee

The BWE Media Festival® ​2021 (BMF21​®) has officially launched the start of its season with the opening of submissions for its film and music festival. The festival is now accepting Feature Film, Short Film, Episodic and Music Video submissions through November 24, 2020 in all categories. Official selections will be eligible for category awards and… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant Fall 2020 – Oct 31 deadline – fee

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the final Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,000 cash as well as approximately $28,000 more in film goods and production services.   Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit  From the Heart Productions,… Read more »

Statewide – ScriptDC programs – Sept events – Fee

You Had Me at Page One – ScriptDC Sept. 8th @ 6:30 PM You Had Me at Page One with Pilar Alessandra Make the reader love you on the first page! Learn screenwriting techniques that help your script hit the ground running. Using script examples we take a hard look at word choice, character descriptions, dialogue… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant Fall 2020 – Oct 31 deadline – fee

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the final Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,000 cash as well as approximately $28,000 more in film goods and production services.   Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit  From the Heart Productions,… Read more »

Richmond – Cadence Theatre Company Announces Sitelines BLM – Deadline Sept 14 – $500 prize

Cadence Theatre Company Announces Sitelines BLM — Call for Screenplays and Scripts!  Submissions by Monday, September 14th CONTACT: Omiyẹmi (Artisia) Green @ avgreen@wm.edu  The Theatre is historically known as “the seeing place” and a sightline—an unobstructed view or an expanded vision—is an important consideration in theatre practice. From a technical point of view, one of… Read more »

Richmond – 48Hour Film Project Postponed to 2021, additional virtual opportunities NOV 2020

It is with great disappointment that we announce that the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project is postponed until next year, 2021 due to unmitigated restrictions necessitated by COVID-19. We did not reach this decision easily, but ultimately, the safety and well-being of our amazing filmmaking community is our utmost concern. We eagerly look forward to… Read more »

Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

**Film/production companies, sole proprietors, and independent contractors in the industry that meet additional listed criteria can qualify for this program. Please see below.** Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be made available through Rebuild VA, a… Read more »

COVID-19 Update from the Virginia Film Office

Dear Friends, As communities begin moving toward measured economic re-opening, please stay tuned for updates and links to best practices and suggested guidelines.  Our goal will always be to ensure the safest return to the work we know and love. At this time we ask that everyone adhere to all health and safety practices recommended… Read more »

Statewide – VPA Screenwriting Contest – Open NOW, Deadline June 30 – Free

2020 VPA SCREENWRITING CONTEST CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS, CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS! Have you been sitting around bored in your house feeling like your creative juices are starting to fade because of this pandemic? 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 script that… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W Dean Film Grant – June 30 deadline – Fee

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the 2nd Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,500 cash as well as $20,000 more in film goods and production services.   Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit  From the… Read more »

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (Free Live Webinar) 

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (LIVE Webinar)  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 — 12 PM (NOON) LOCATION:  ZOOM WEBINAR This live, 1-hour session will be presented by Timm Johnson, Director of the George Mason University Small Business Development Center. He will share valuable information on relief options and resources available to business owners impacted by COVID-19.  As director of… Read more »

Statewide – Light House Studio Film Challenge – April 6- May 17 – Free

Bored at home? Channel your creativity for Light House’s filmmaking challenge! In this all ages, bi-weekly challenge, filmmakers will be challenged to make a unique short film incorporating that round’s prompt in whatever way you want. Films can be made on or for any platform (ie. TikTok, Instagram, etc.). Filmmakers can submit to as many rounds as they want, and all… Read more »

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 »

MIDDLETOWN – 2ND ANNUAL FROM FARM TO FILM SCREENINGS – FRIENDS OF THORNDALE FARM IS SEEKING FILM SUBMISSIONS – FREE

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 »