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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 »

Hampton Roads- 2023 VPA Screenwriting Competition- Accepting Submissions Now-Feb 28th-Prize Money

CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS, CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS! Have you been sitting around bored in your house, ready to show off your amazing writing skills with the burning passion of one thousand suns!? 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… Read more »

Washington DC – 2023 Awesome Con Short Film Festival Submissions are Open – June 2023 – Fee

The Awesome Con Short Film Festival is now taking submissions for its 2023 festival. Submit your film now to our 8th year show taking place at the Washington DC Convention Center June 16th to the 18th. Go to: https://filmfreeway.com/awesomeconshortfilmfestival

Hampton Roads – Seven Cities Showcase – January 17th – Tickets

The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads are home to amazing artists and fantastic films! Join us for a celebration of our talented community and all the crazy, colorful, and captivating films we’ve made! Officially selected films will be screened at our showcase on January 7th, 2023 where they will have the chance to compete for… Read more »


VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2022 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ~Winners are from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk ~ RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2022 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.… Read more »

Richmond- RVA environmental film festival accepting submissions – Nov 16th-Jan 23rd – prize money

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS! The 13th annual Richmond Virginia Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) is announcing the 2023 Virginia Environmental Film Contest. Whether you are experienced filmmakers or those who want to give it a try for the first time, all are welcome!   The contest is open to Virginia filmmakers submitting films on environmental topics focusing… Read more »

Charlottesville – Women in Film Indie Short Film Series Call for Submissions – $20 Fee

We are excited to announce our WOMEN IN FILM Edition of the Indie Short Film Series on Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30p at Vinegar Hill Theatre located at 220 W. Market St., Charlottesville, VA. Seven films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with these trailblazing women filmmakers.   This edition is to celebrate women… Read more »

Virginia & Washington DC – Submissions for Screenwriting Fellowship – July 18th-Sept. 15th – Paid

Cadence Announces Call for Submissions for the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program 2022-2023 Program to Include Playwrights and Screenwriters from Virginia and Washington DC Cadence is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next round of the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program, created and led by Chris and David Lindsay-Abaire. To continue to… Read more »

CAPE CHARLES – Experimental Film Virginia Events – July 18-30

Experimental Film Virginia, a Virginia Commission of the Arts’ award-winning “Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Event” will hold its 10th annual festival from July 18th – July 30th 2022. The local film festival and artist residency takes place in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Experimental Film Virginia (EFV) is a hybrid design that… Read more »

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 »