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Virtual – Discussion with Production Designer David Crank – May 12 – $5/free

Join the Virginia Production Alliance on Wednesday, May 12 at 7PM for an exclusive online interview and Q&A with Virginia native David Crank, a 2021 Oscar nominee for the Tom Hanks film News of the World. Mr. Crank has worked for more than two decades in film, including Knives Out, There Will Be Blood, Concussion, Hannibal, and Fools Rush In. He… 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 »

Virtual – Narrative Screenwriting: Careers for Writers in Film in Television Webcast – May 6 – Free

Georgetown University’s School for Summer and Continuing Education invites you to Narrative Screenwriting: Careers for Writers in Film in Television, a 35-minute Knowledge @ Noon webcast hosted by faculty member Kevin Downs on May 6 @ 12:10 PM.   Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narrative-screenwriting-careers-for-writers-in-film-and-television-tickets-151493805049

Virtual – VPA Industry Summit and Annual Meeting – April 20 7PM

Join the VPA Tuesday, April 20 @ 7 p.m. for our Industry Summit and annual meeting. We will hear from a panel featuring Andy Edmunds of the Virginia Film Office, Alison Rosa of the Directors Guild, and Katy Garrity of the Producers Guild (Capital Region Chair). REGISTER HERE !

Virtual – 15 free production workshops by W&M Global Film Fest – March 22-27 – Free

The W&M Global Film Festival is offering 15 free production workshops from alumni working in the arts and entertainment industry, running March 22-27. The full list of sessions is below. All workshops are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Registration, full session details, and presenter bios are available at wmglobalfilmfestival.com/workshops.  … Read more »

Virtual – Virginia Production Alliance Film Industry Summit – April 20, 7pm – Registration Required

Join us for our second virtual “Film Industry Summit” and Annual Meeting as we feature a panel discussion with Andy Edmunds of the Virginia Film Office, Alison Rosa of the Directors Guild, and Katy Garrity of the Producers Guild. April 20, 7 p.m. Register @ https://virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4212538

VIRTUAL – WILLIAM AND MARY GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL – MARCH 25-28 – FEE

The 14th annual W&M GFF will take place March 25-28, 2021. This reimagined version of the event features a virtual festival with over 40 programs including films, conversations, and filmmaker Q&As. Program highlights include Sundance 2021 favorites (Strawberry Mansion, Misha and the Wolves, The Pink Cloud, My Belle My Beauty) and some of the best International films of 2020… Read more »

Virtual – Film Case Study: NOBODY WANTS US – March 18 – fee

Film Case Study: NOBODY WANTS US Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM Register Here: https://bit.ly/3uedziP Laura Seltzer-Duny and Robert Kanner will share their multi-year journey to bring the doc, NOBODY WANTS US to audiences. The program doesn’t stop there!  In addition to sharing how the film was produced, they will also share how the… Read more »

Virtual – Conversation with Jai Jamison – March 10 – $5/free

Don’t forget to register for our virtual event with Jai Jamison! Richmond’s Jai Jamison – Writer on The CW’s Superman & Lois Series! Join the Virginia Production Alliance and Jai Jamison TONIGHT @ 7 p.m. as we discuss the highs and lows of a career in the film industry in Virginia and beyond. Jai will share experiences… Read more »

Virtual – “The Power of Asian/American” Speaker Series – March 11 – Free

Old Dominion University’s Department of Communication & Theatre Arts and our Film Program are proud to present an exciting upcoming event as part of our year-long speaker series focused on anti-racism: “The Power of Asian/American Cinema” w/ Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu In this lecture, new images of race, gender and sexuality in Asian/ American Cinema… 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 »

Virtual – VPA Hosting PBS Programming Distribution Workshop – Feb 25 – Free/$5

The Virginia Production Alliance will be hosting a PBS Programming Distribution Workshop with American Public Television February 25 @ 7 p.m. Register HERE Submit your questions for the PBS Team to answer at the workshop HERE We’ll be featuring special insights from the actual PBS Distribution team on what they are looking for when considering the works… Read more »

Virtual – Virginia Production Alliance Film Industry Summit – Jan 19, 7pm – registration required

Virginia Production Alliance 2021 Film Summit Jan 19 at 7:oo – 8:00PM Registration required: https://www.virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4089375 Join us for a panel discussion with Andy Edmunds of the Virginia Film Office, David O’Ferrall of IATSE 487 and Ryan Hastings of SAG-AFTRA for an outlook on the film and video industry heading into 2021.

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 »

Virtual – Casting Secrets and Cold Truths for Filmmakers – Dec 15 – free/$5

Join the VPA for our December virtual event featuring Anne Chapman! Dec 15 at 7:00 PM – Virtual Zoom With more than 25 years of casting experience in film and television, Anne Chapman has a keen eye for finding just the right actor to fit a part. Anne’s deep knowledge of Virginia’s actor and crew base makes… Read more »

VIRTUAL- BETHESDA FILM FEST-OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS- DEADLINE JAN 29

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, may also be chosen.… Read more »

VIRTUAL-THE WORKING ACTOR WITH TOM BELGREY- NOV 19-FEE, VPA FREE

Register today for an actor-to-actor discussion about Tom Belgrey’s career — coast-to-coast. From studying with Stella Adler to taking direction from Steven Speilberg, you’ll want to hear Tom’s anecdotes and tips for fellow thespians. This virtual event is tomorrow, don’t miss it!   Register here: https://virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4028783

Virtual – Docs in Progress: Community Stories Film Festival – Nov 20-22 – Free

Community Stories Film Festival previews the inspiring films from our local filmmakers. Presented by Docs in Progress from November 20th-22nd, 2020.   Get your home-made popcorn ready because these screenings are VIRTUAL and Free! Enjoy these screenings which spotlight contemporary and historical documentaries from a wide range of filmmakers from emerging artists all the way to professionals. Watch as they showcase their… 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 »

Virtual – Lessons From a Life Behind the Camera With Film & TV Director Ken Kwapis – Nov 6 – Free

ODU’s Department of Communication & Theatre Arts is proud to present an exciting upcoming online event! “But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct: Lessons From a Life Behind the Camera” With Film & TV Director Ken Kwapis (The Office, He’s Just Not That Into You) A Zoom Event Moderated by ODU Film Program Prof. Diane… 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 »

VIRTUAL-VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK-OCT 22,25-REGISTER NOW

When My Time Comes Film Screening & Discussion with Diane Rehm Thu. 10/22 | 5:30 PM After the death of her beloved husband John Rehm, Peabody-award winner Diane Rehm began to examine the option of medical aid in dying. This documentary feature offers a moving and informative examination of the right to die movement and the facts… Read more »