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

The deadline is almost here for the last Roy W. Dean Film Grant of the year.  Applications must be received by Halloween, October 31st.  But filmmakers need not be scared as that still leaves just enough time for them to get in their submissions.   The winning filmmaker will receive $3,000 cash and $30,000 in… Read more »

Richmonds – 48hr film project – Oct 11 – Fee

We are just ONE WEEK from Filmmaking Weekend! That’s right, on Friday, October 11, 21 filmmaking teams will create short films all over the Richmond area and beyond. It’s not too late to register and be part of the fun! What are you waiting for?!Those that finish in 48 hours will premiere on Sunday, October… Read more »

Richmond – magic of Horror film festival submission deadline Sept 30 – $5 discount

Final deadline is approaching! We want to showcase as many LOCAL films as possible, and we have opened the length up so that longer shorts can also be entered. Help bring horror to Virginia this year and be a part of our first live season. Submit your short films here: https://filmfreeway.com/MagicofHorror Get $5 off submission… Read more »

Richmond – Environmental Film Festival call for submissions – accepting now until Dec 31 deadline – fee

RVA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2020 VIRGINIA FILM CONTEST Richmond, VA – The 10th RVA Environmental  Film Festival is now accepting entries for the upcoming 2020 Virginia Environmental Film Contest. This contest was initiated during the 2013 RVA Environmental Film Festival, and it is once again offering prize money to aspiring film producers from around the state… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W. Dean Film Grant – Deadline oct 31 – fee

Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music for their project.  David provided music for the Emmy and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. In addition, Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.   Now in its 27th… Read more »

richmond – 48 hour horror film project – September 16 – fee

Early Bird Horror Registration Whether you had so much fun in July and want to do it again, or you didn’t get to participate because of other obligations, here’s your chance to make a(nother) movie in just 48 hours with the 2nd Annual RVA 48 Hour HORROR Film Project!   Last year, Richmond set the… Read more »

richmond – call for film submissions – september 20th – fee

Directors, Producers, & Writers:   Submissions –short film, scripts or trailers – are being sought for the Magic of Horror Film Festival, to be held Dec. 7th, 2019.  Shorts may be no more than 15 minutes long.  Submissions can be items done in recent past or submitted to other festivals. Jury will give awards to… Read more »

Richmond – 48hr Horror film project – important upcoming dates

Early Bird Horror Registration Whether you had so much fun in July and want to do it again, or you didn’t get to participate because of other obligations, here’s your chance to make a(nother) movie in just 48 hours with the 2nd Annual RVA 48 Hour HORROR Film Project!   Last year, Richmond set the… Read more »

Hampton Roads – 48 hour film project – Aug 2-4 – Fee

Filmmakers from all over the Hampton Roads area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival… Read more »

Richmond – Richmond 48hr film festival registration – july 2nd – july 12th – fee

It’s not too late to be part of the hottest indie filmmaking event of the summer, and the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project is partnering with the Virginia Production Alliance to offer a $10 discount off the current registration rate! That’s right! All VPA members are eligible to receive this price break!   The 48HFP,… Read more »

Richmond – 48HFP Happy Hour Networking Mixer 2 – June 19 – Free

Wednesday, June 19 is Happy Hour Networking Mixer #2 If you missed last week’s Mixer, you have another chance to come socialize with us, join a team or find crew and talent for your team. Actor? DP? Writer? Editor? Sound? Lighting? Everyone’s invited! Here are the details: Location: Baja Bean, 1520 W. Main St. Date:… Read more »

Middletown – From Farm to Film Screenings – LDR Creative LLC is Seeking Short Film Submissions – Free

Los Angeles based LDR Creative LLC, in partnership with Thorndale Farm LLC, is seeking 3-4 history themed short films that were filmed in Virginia and or that promote some aspect of Virginia’s rich history for presentation at the outdoor event, From Farm to Film. From Farm to Film is being held at historic Thorndale Farm in Middletown,… Read more »

Richmond, Virginia – Richmond 48 hour film project – June 12th – july 28th – fee/free

The 14th Annual Richmond 48 Hour Film Project season is heating up! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this fun, team-oriented, creative and competitive independent filmmaking event! Mark your calendars, and join us!   JUNE 12 HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING MIXER You asked for it; you got it! Join us this Wednesday for our… Read more »

Lynchburg – Registration open for lynchburg 48 hr film project – Deadline June 4 – Fee

Calling all Central VA Filmmakers! The 48 Hour Film Project is returning to Lynchburg this June 14th-16th! Filmmakers will compete for the title of Best 48 Hour Film and the opportunity to screen internationally at Filmapalooza next year (in addition to other prizes)! Regular Registration ends on June 4th, with Late Deadline extending all the… Read more »

Statewide – Roy Dean Film Grant accepting applications – June 30 deadline – Fee

The Summer 2019 Roy W. Dean Film Grant is now accepting submissions.  Celebrating its 27th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant is awarded to a unique film that contributes to society.  Winner will receive $3,500 cash and $30,000 in film production services to shoot and finish their project.  Deadline for submission is June 30th,… Read more »

Richmond – 48 hour film project – July 12-14 – $168/team

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge! The weekend? July 12 – 14, 2019 The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours! Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition Deadline is May 27!

VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES  31st ANNUAL VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION The Virginia Film Office’s  2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition is now open for submissions.  The film office established the competition, now in its 31st year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion… Read more »

Statewide – Submit to Roanoke’s Bike Shorts Film Festival – Sept 16 deadline – FREE

RIDE Solutions is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Bike Shorts Film Festival!  This year, we have decided to open the submissions period in May to celebrate National Bike Month, and screen the festival at the end of September.  We hope the additional time and better weather over the spring, summer, and fall will provide… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition Accepting Submissions

VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES  31st ANNUAL VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION The Virginia Film Office’s  2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition is now open for submissions.  The film office established the competition, now in its 31st year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion… Read more »

Statewide – Submit your Feature script to the 48Hr Film Project – June 15 deadline – $15

Calling all writers!   The 48 Hour Film Project, in partnership with the award-winning Dutch production company NOBS, announces its inaugural Feature Script Project! Veteran 48HFP filmmakers and writers are invited to submit their original scripts for a chance to have it developed for production!   Here are the highlights:   Contest is open to… Read more »

Statewide – Poe Film Festival Discounted Submissions – June 15 – FEE

Virginia Filmmakers who submit feature films, documentaries, or short films to the 2019 Poe Film Festival Pro Film Awards through FilmFreeway can enjoy a 50% discount on submission fees through June 15.  We’re looking for outstanding storytelling films in all genres. Submit at https://filmfreeway.com/PoeFilmFestival  using the discount code: VAFILM2019 Now in its third year, the Poe… Read more »

Statewide – Roy Dean film grant – April 30 deadline – fee

The Roy W. Dean Film Grants funds 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. More information available here: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/roy-w-dean-film-grants-and-awards/ Upcoming deadlines: SPRING Grant Deadline – April 30th SUMMER Grant Deadline –… Read more »

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 »