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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 »

CHARLOTTESVILLE- Indie Film Festival- June 11th 7pm- $25 Entry Fee- $20 Tickets

The Indie Short Film Series are pleased to invite you to submit to the Indie short FILM SERIES scheduled in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, June 11, 7p, at the city’s only truly independent theatre cultivating opportunities for independent filmmakers. Attached is the full press release for the June 11th installment. More information about submission is located on… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grants Open – No Fee

The Roy W. Dean Film Grants, celebrating their  3rd decade of supporting indie filmmakers, is accepting submissions for its 2022 Summer Grant. Awarded to a film that is unique and that makes a contribution to society, the grant includes cash and donated film production services.  From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 top-rated non-profit sponsoring the grant,… Read more »

Statewide – Submit to the Virginia Film Festival – Discount for Virginians

Submit Your Film to the 35th Annual Virginia Film Festival Today! Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit new narrative and documentary features, short films, and independent and international projects across all genres. Every Fall, the VAFF brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and… Read more »

NOVA/DC – 48 Hour Film Project – Early Bird Deadline 4/20 – Fee

There are two ways to sign up for the DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 13-15: Sign up your own team!  –OR– Join the WIFV team!  (Contact membership@wifv.org) This is a reminder that the Early Bird Deadline is tomorrow, so now is the time to sign up your team and save! Go here to register: https://www.48hourfilm.com/dc Don’t… Read more »

Statewide – 2022 VSC Opens April 1 – Free

THE 2022 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WILL OPEN ON APRIL 1, 2022.  THE DEADLINE IS  JUNE 1, 2022. HOW TO APPLY To submit a screenplay into the competition: Email a PDF of the script to screenplay@virginia.org, following ALL listed HERE.  Please have the title of the screenplay in the file name. Fill out the accompanying online application here. If both steps… Read more »

STATEWIDE – 2022 RIFF CALL FOR ENTRIES – Submission Deadline Nov. 19

2022 RIFF CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Submission Deadline November 19, 2021. For Virginia filmmakers: Exclusive Submission Discount for $15 off with code:  vip22project Submit your project through Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/RICHMONDINTERNATIONALFILMFESTIVAL -About- The 11th Annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is one of the largest festivals in the Mid-Atlantic East with the city of Richmond consistently landing… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Festival – October 22-24 – Unpaid

After a year hiatus, the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project returns. Local filmmakers are challenged to write, shoot and edit a short film in only two days. All films will screen at Movieland on October 28 and local judges will view the films and select winners. For more information, go to: www.48hourfilm.com/richmond Thousands of filmmakers around the… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant accepting applications – Deadline Oct 31 – fee

Roy W. Dean Film Grants Now celebrating its 30th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grants fund independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. There are three Roy W.… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant Accepting applicants for Summer Grant – June 30 deadline – Fee

Celebrating its 30th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grants is now accepting submissions for its 2021 Summer Grant. The Roy W. Dean Film Grants are awarded 3 times each year to films that are unique films and that make a contribution to society.  From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 non-profit sponsoring the grant, is also offering the… Read more »

Statewide – Virginia Film Festival Call for Entries – Deadline July 5 – Fee/Free

Calling all filmmakers… our 2021 Call for Entries is now open! Accepted films will be eligible for the Programmers’ Awards and Audience Awards for which moviegoers vote via ballots. To learn more about how to submit your film for consideration, visit our Call for Entries page.  https://virginiafilmfestival.org/submit-a-film CALL FOR ENTRIES Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and… Read more »

STATEWIDE – ROY W. DEAN SHORT FILM GRANT OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS – APRIL 29 DEADLINE – FEE

From the Heart Productions is pleased to announce the inaugural Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is now accepting applications.   The newest entry in their line up of Roy W. Dean Grants for independent filmmakers is specifically for fiction shorts, live action or animated, that are 15 minutes in length or less.  As with their other… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant open for submissions – March 30 Deadline – Fee

The Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring 2021 is now open for submissions. Since 1992, the Roy W. Dean Film Grants have supported independent filmmakers by awarding funding to unique films that make a contribution to society.  From the Heart Productions, the non-profit sponsoring the grant, is proud to have helped talented filmmakers complete films that impacted… Read more »

Statewide – “Phone it in Film Challenge” sponsored by the VPA – Submissions due Feb 28 – Free to enter with cash prizes

The Virginia Production Alliance is launching the “Phone It In Film Challenge” this February. You can find all of the challenge information on our website, HERE. There will be CASH PRIZES up for grabs!   Register your team today and get started! You can register HERE.   Challenge basics: Teams of 5 must complete a film over… Read more »

Statewide – Bethesda Film Festival accepting submissions- Jan 29 2021 – free/$25 submission fee

The Bethesda Film Fest is accepting submissions for the 9th annual festival in April 2021   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 – Pine Camp short film festival accepting submissions – Jan 3 deadline – free

The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Cultural Arts Division and the Enrichmond Foundation are hosting the second annual 60 Second Short Film Fest. To enter the festival, submit a one minute film through FilmFreeway. Send us your best work with a strong narrative. Stories that celebrate the earth, the small… Read more »

Crescent City Film Festival – Open for submissions – Deadline March 5 2021 – fee, students free

The Crescent City Film Festival invites you to submit short & feature films, music videos from Southern Region of the United States (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky)  filmmakers and artists to our festival. CCFF is the second annual film festival… Read more »

Important Updates to REBUILD VA Covid-19 Grant Program – Eligibility Expanded & Funding Increased

If you are a small business, non-profit, or sole proprietor affected by COVID-19, please take a minute to review the below info to see if you are now eligible for grant assistance, or now eligible for more funds even if you were approved and received assistance from this program already. Governor Northam’s grant program REBUILD… Read more »

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

The Last grant for 2020 is closing on October 31, 2020, you still have time to apply.   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… Read more »

STATEWIDE – Global Film and Music Festival – Open Now, October 17th Deadline – Free

They are accepting submissions in the form of mobile video, informative video, music video, entertaining video, short film, TikTok video, and documentary. Winners will be announced in November and The Global Film and Music Festival will screen winning submissions from November 1st-14th from 1pm-3pm. Google Link to submit: https://bit.ly/32Xf49g Contact the festival creators through their… Read more »

STATEWIDE-THE KdentsTV HORROR FILM CONTEST-OPEN NOW, OCT 23 DEADLINE-NO FEE

Cadence Theatre Company & KdentsTV Present The KdentsTV Horror Film ContestLike scary movies!? More importantly, do you like to make scary movies? If so, KdentsTV wants to see them! Submit your short horror film for a chance to win cool prizes (like a GoPro!). With Halloween around the corner, October is the perfect time for… Read more »

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 »