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Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project now accepting applications – Deadline October 8th – Register

     Charlottesville, VA, September 8, 2023 – Light House Studio is seeking applications for the 19th annual Adrenaline Film Project, a narrative filmmaking workshop that includes pitching, writing, filming, and editing a short film in just 72 hours before screening it for a live theater audience!      This is no ordinary filmmaking workshop. Teams… Read more »

Virtual – Workshop on Line Producing – August 24th – Tickets

Join Women in Film and Television United States (Wiftus.org) and Women in Film and Video New England (wifvne.org) as we bring you an epic workshop on Line Producing. Our expert Line Producer is BD Gunnell: BD Gunnell is an independent feature film producer with over a decade of experience in the film industry. Starting as… Read more »

Sterling – VPA NOVA Writer’s Workshop – June 29th – Register

When: June 29th, 6:00–8:00 PM Where: 21631 Ridgetop Circle Suite 200 (2nd floor), Sterling VA 20166 Join fellow writers and VPA members at a writer’s workshop on Thursday, June 29th, from 6-8 pm. Be sure to bring your creative juices with you! Whether you’re a seasoned writer with numerous awards or interested but struggling to… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Meet Animator and Filmmaker, Dash Shaw Event – June 27th – Register

The Virginia Production Alliance presents: Meet Richmond Animator and Filmmaker Dash Shaw Virginia is for Animators & Animated Film Lovers! Learn more about animation and where animated film is headed from a successful filmmaker. Learn about the making of his films Crytozoo and My Entire High School Is Sinking into the Sea.  Bring your questions and friends! When:… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Ask an entertainment lawyer event – Tonight! – Register

So you have legal questions about filmmaking? We know someone with answers. Join us for an evening with renowned Entertainment Lawyer & longtime VPA Sponsor Kirk Schroeder. Kirk will take your questions ranging from copyright to partnerships. Come on out to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for answers and fellowship with the film community. When 23… Read more »

Richmond – How to make a documentary workshop – May 20th – Registration Fee

“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY FILM” WORKSHOP  Happening Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM,  Belltower Pictures and Oakwood Arts are hosting the fifth and final session of the “How to Make a Documentary Film” workshop series. With guest speakers Metta Bastet, Randall Taylor, Martin Montgomery, Andrew Uvarov, and Travis Tucker we will… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Ask an Entertainment Attorney Event – May 23rd – Register

Ask an Entertainment Lawyer – With Kirk Schroeder Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm Location: Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23220 Register at this link: https://www.virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-5246175 So you have legal questions about film making? We know someone with answers. Join us for an evening with renowned Entertainment Lawyer & longtime VPA… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Project Workshop – May 18 – Free

The challenge: write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours given a required character, prop, line of dialogue and genre right before the clock starts. Have you always wanted to participate in the 48 Hour Film Project, but were daunted by the challenge? Or maybe you have done a 48, but are looking for ways to… Read more »

NOVA – Docs in Progress Fellowship and Upcoming Seminars – Fee(s) – April/May

To better serve local filmmakers, Docs In Progress is launching a new Fellowship for Documentary Story Development for those who are just starting out with an idea. This fellowship will be in person for 6 sessions at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring. Our Legacy Fellowship continues virtually for filmmakers who already have a treatment, have already… Read more »

Richmond – VPA “Filming with Unions” Event – April 25th – Registration

Mark your calendars! Join VPA at The Visual Arts Center for an evening with our Union partners, including VPA sponsor IATSE for a discussion on How to work with Unions. Bring your questions and come out to meet some of the various union leaders in the film industry including IATSE, SAG, and others. When: April… Read more »

Virtual – Pitching Master Class – April 6th – Fee

Pitching Master Class Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 6:30 PM Join Diana Kerew and Laurie Scheer to learn how to make a masterful pitch of your film or series. The presenters bring years of experience from both sides of the desk that will be shared in this program.  Our goal is to give you the… Read more »

Richmond – How to Make a documentary Film Workshop – April 22nd – Fee

“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY FILM” WORKSHOP  Happening Saturday, April 22nd, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM,  Belltower Pictures and Oakwood Arts are hosting the fourth session of the “How to Make a Documentary Film” workshop series. With guest speakers Angi Kane, Heather Waters, and Justin Laughter we will explore the general subject of “The… Read more »

Virtual – Workshop on Finding & Licensing Music for Your Film – April 4th – Fee

In this workshop, Elizabeth Miller will share how working with a music supervisor can help you find and license the music you want for your film. This will also be a good discussion for composers who want insights on how to get their music in front of music supervisors and into films. Start: Tuesday, April… Read more »

Richmond – Documentary Filmmaking Workshops – $35/class – Winter/Spring

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS AT OAKWOOD ARTS Belltower Pictures is partnering with Oakwood Arts to conduct a series of five documentary filmmaking workshops for those who are currently underrepresented in the film industry. The goal of the series is to teach and support documentary filmmaking by BIPOC creatives.    Belltower Pictures produced the nationally telecast, Emmy… Read more »

Virtual – Script breakdown and schedule seminar – January 26th – Fee

This step-by-step seminar focuses on what you need to know to create a script breakdown and schedule for low-budget independent scripted projects. Using a short narrative script, we will go over the steps and general principles for scheduling film productions using simple excel spreadsheets. You will receive a link to the script that will be… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Film Master Class – Feb 9 and 11 – Free (Registration Required)

The Virginia Production Alliance is partnering with VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art and 36-time Emmy Award Winning Director, Jesse Vaughn, for this informative two-part Master Class.  We will analyze scenes to explore the relationship between actor and director to gain better understanding of how deeper connections can be made. Workshop Takaways Dive into the Director/Actor… Read more »

Virtual – Discussion with holiday film writers – November 16th – Free

Holiday Power Hour: Meet the Writers of 3 Holiday TV Movies Airing this Season TIS THE SEASON! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to talk Holiday Films! Too early? Well, Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas started Oct. 21st so we feel totally justified! We are going to speak with 2 writers who… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Special Event: Discussion with Docu Filmmakers – Nov. 16 – Free VPA/$5 Guests

Join The Virginia Production Alliance Richmond chapter in the heart of The Fan at the Visual Arts Center, for refreshments and discussion with Nate Clarke and Tyler Trumbo on their critically acclaimed documentary film The Passing On. Learn how they chose their subject matter, financed the film, marketed it to festivals, and arrived at its… Read more »

Virtual – Demystifying Distribution discussion – November 11th – $10 Tickets

Demystifying Distribution Getting Your Film Into the World Friday, November 11th 2pm PT / 5pm ET Join Film Fatales for a discussion about Demystifying Distribution with Avril Z. Speaks (Distribution Advocates), Dina Amer (You Resemble Me), and Sophia Fields (Gravitas Ventures). Moderated by Alece Oxendine (Columbia University). Our panel of industry experts will demystify film… Read more »

Charlottesville – Virginia Film Festival Industry Panels – 11/5 and 11/6 – Free

The Virginia Film Festival is featuring special (and FREE) industry panels that feature some truly noteworthy speakers (including an Oscar-winner) and cover screenwriting, storytelling, and getting your career in film off the ground. SATURDAY 10 AM FROM PAGE TO SCREEN—SCREENWRITER’S PANEL Oscar-winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) discuss… Read more »

Georgetown University – Advanced Screenwriting Narrative Workshop – Saturdays, Oct. 29th-Dec. 10th- Fee

Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop, an affordable 6-week class, is being offered by Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies on our campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue N.W, October 29-December 10. Over six weeks, students will develop original narrative screenplays for film, television, and/or digital programming. Class sessions will be rigorous and challenging, consisting primarily of group… Read more »

STATEWIDE – WIFV Hosting Virtual “Find Your Crew” Zoom – $30 for Public

Find Your Crew – September 1 You have the script, you might even have some actors, but you need the crew to bring your vision to the screen.  David O’Ferrall (IATSE), Jay Schlossberg (Media Central), and Sheila Smith (cinematographer) will discuss the best ways to find crew (union and non-union), how to work with a crew company,… Read more »

Richmond – Internship at the Virginia Film Office – September-December 2022 – Class Credit

Looking for an Internship?  The deadline to apply for the Fall session internship at the Virginia Film Office ends August 5, 2022. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO RECEIVE CLASS CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.film.virginia.org/virginians/internships/