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Statewide – Virtual Screening of ’50 Over’ documentary – June 17 – $10

The Byrd Theatre is hosting a virtual (via Zoom) Q&A session tomorrow evening (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) at 7pm with Richmond VPA Board Member and filmmaker Teddy Leinbach and hosted by Byrd Theatre Board Member and Richmond VPA Chair Steve Taylor.   They will be discussing Teddy’s documentary film 50 Over. 50 Over documents an epic road trip… Read more »

ALL – VIFFL Conversations w/ Mark Richard – Instagram Live 5/27 1pm – Free

Join the Virginia Film Office on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 PM on Instagram Live for our first interview in a series of talks we’re simply calling VIFFL Conversations — intimate chats between film office director Andy Edmunds and various friends in the industry with strong Virginia ties. We begin with a special one; Mark… Read more »

Notice Regarding Production in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia is currently open to all safe, responsible production, following the suggested best health and safety practices set forth by the Virginia Department of Health, and Governor Northam’s Guidelines for All Business Sectors. The Virginia Film Office places the highest priority on the health and safety of our film community members.  As localities continue to enact measures toward… Read more »

Lighthouse Studio Online Summer Film Academy – June 1 -Aug 31 – Prices vary

Who: Light House Studio What: Summer Film Academy Where: Online When: June 1 – August 21 (workshops are one week, M – F) How Much: Prices vary. Financial aid available. See our website for more details.   2020 ONLINE SUMMER FILM ACADEMY UPDATE We hope you and your families are figuring your ways through quarantine.… Read more »

Light House Studio Online Film Masterclass – May 19 – Register, pay what you can

Who: Light House Studio What: Online Masterclass with Hollywood Executive Jocelyn Diaz (bio below) When: May 19, 5:30 – 6:30pm EST Where: Online via Zoom link How: Register on our website HERE and pay what you can ($20 suggested value) About Jocelyn Diaz After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1999 with a degree in… Read more »

COVID-19 Update from the Virginia Film Office

Dear Friends, As communities begin moving toward measured economic re-opening, please stay tuned for updates and links to best practices and suggested guidelines.  Our goal will always be to ensure the safest return to the work we know and love. At this time we ask that everyone adhere to all health and safety practices recommended… Read more »

Statewide – VPA Screenwriting Contest – Open NOW, Deadline June 30 – Free

2020 VPA SCREENWRITING CONTEST CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS, CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS! Have you been sitting around bored in your house feeling like your creative juices are starting to fade because of this pandemic? 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 script that… Read more »

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival online Series – May 4 – Free

Richmond International Film Festival presents the RIFFx Online Series, co-presented by the RIFF Arts Institute. Monday, May 4 at 2pm RIFFx Series episode features 16 BARS with some very special guests! Catch it at 2pm Eastern time via Facebook Live Broadcast @ Facebook.com/RVAFilmFest

Statewide – The TIVA Peer Awards Live Stream – May 3 – Free

The #23rdTIVAPeerAwards will be streaming live from the facilities at Interface Media Group and Glass River Media (taking care to observe all social-distancing protocols) on Sunday, May 3, starting with a “virtual cocktail hour” at 5:30p and the ceremony itself at 6:15p. We will embed the YouTube livestream on our website, www.tivadc.org, and you can view directly from  YouTube here,… Read more »

Online – VPA Celebrates Women in Film and Video DC with Melissa Houghton – April 30 Zoom – Free

Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women and Film in Video presents information pertinent to the industry. Networking from 6-630pm* Then Melissa Hougton at 6:30 with topics followed by Q&A. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9162883008?pwd=NTJnL01EMVFlbWZJTGN6N1hUSEwvZz09 The Zoom link is above for April 30, 2020 at 6pm. *If you are unfamiliar with Zoom – PLEASE join early! As a courtesy to… Read more »

Statewide – Roy W Dean Film Grant – June 30 deadline – Fee

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the 2nd Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,500 cash as well as $20,000 more in film goods and production services.   Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit  From the… Read more »

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival Online Filmmaker Series – April 27-28 – free

Richmond International Film Festival presents the RIFFx Online Series, co-presented by the RIFF Arts Institute. The first discussion will take place April 27 at 2:00pm eastern time via our Facebook Live Video feed. To tune in, simply visit the page and click to watch the live broadcast. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RVAFilmFest  Also, feel free to send questions… Read more »

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (Free Live Webinar) 

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (LIVE Webinar)  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 — 12 PM (NOON) LOCATION:  ZOOM WEBINAR This live, 1-hour session will be presented by Timm Johnson, Director of the George Mason University Small Business Development Center. He will share valuable information on relief options and resources available to business owners impacted by COVID-19.  As director of… Read more »

Live Zoom Webinar – COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers – Friday 4/17 – Free

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (LIVE Webinar)  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 — 12 PM (NOON) LOCATION:  ZOOM WEBINAR This live, 1-hour session will be presented by Timm Johnson, Director of the George Mason University Small Business Development Center. He will share valuable information on relief options and resources available to business owners impacted by COVID-19.  As director of… Read more »

Statewide – COVID19 Resources for Industry from the Virginia Production Alliance

The Virginia Production Alliance is well aware of the situation that the coronavirus has brought to our livelihoods. We have collected resources from our allies at the Virginia Film Office, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Virginia Chamber, and Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association that may help you through this time. Unemployment Filing information: An unemployment insurance claim is filed against the state or… Read more »

Richmond – Stuck at Home 48HFP – Free

Stuck at Home 48 COVID-19 Quarantine Blues got you down? We got you! For filmmakers who are looking for a creative outlet in these uncertain times, we have the Stuck at Home 48! This is a filmmaking competition open to any filmmaker around the world. On Friday night, you will receive a secret challenge. You… Read more »

A Letter to Our Virginia Film Community

Dear Friends, As we know, our industry is made up largely of smaller companies and both creative and technical freelancers, making it very fragile in this public health crisis. This necessary lockdown has resulted in the cancellation of production activity across Virginia. This unprecedented time in history will test us all; financially, emotionally and socially.… Read more »

DC – Tickets on sale for DC Webfest – April 2-5 – tickets on sale until March 27

Calling all creatives and digital content junkies from across the globe, the 8th installment of DC Web Fest is set to take place in Washington, D.C. Thursday, April 2nd – Sunday, April 5th, 2020! Ticket sales are now open until March 27th, 2020.  Get tickets here – https://dcwebfest.org/tickets Join us for a celebration of extraordinary digital… Read more »

Richmond, VA – Actors – Casting Call for Documentary – March 17th – paid

Casting call for non-union historic reenactment roles to be filmed in the Richmond and DC areas March 30th, April 3rd, and April 7th. Roles are part of a historic documentary on woman’s suffrage that will air on PBS later this year. Auditions will be held in Richmond on Tuesday, March 17th. Rate: $250/day Roles: ORA:… Read more »

Northern, VA – Head Shots – Fee

NYC Headshot photographer Guido Venitucci is returning to the DC area on March 28 and 29th.  Didn’t get as many pilot season auditions you were hoping for? Now’s the time to get new headshots and be on your A game before episodic season. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get amazing headshots at a… Read more »

Charlottesville , VA – Teaching Artist Part-Time Position – PAID

Light House Studio is looking for experienced filmmakers to lead and assist in mentoring workshops for 8-18 year olds. Lead Teaching Artists manage and lead filmmaking workshops. Assistant Teaching Artists work closely with the Lead Teaching Artist to facilitate filmmaking lessons and exercises. Summer 2020: Assistant Teaching Artists will be in charge of overseeing a small group of… Read more »

Richmond – Preview Premier of “Petersburg Rising” – Free Tickets

What the heck is going on in Petersburg? Has the city finally seen the worst of it? Come check out the world preview of the documentary “Petersburg Rising” for free! It is almost sold out BUT I have 40 tickets to give out. First come, first serve. WHEN: Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 6:30PM  … Read more »

Richmond – 60 Second Short Film Festival – Feb 29 – Free

The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) Cultural Arts division, in partnership with the Enrichmond Foundation, will host the inaugural “60 Second Short Film Fest”. The festival will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Films will… Read more »

Leesburg – Loudoun Arts Film Festival call for submissions – March 21 regular deadline – Fee

Loudoun Arts Film Festival Loudoun Arts Film Festival is a non-profit organization serving as an international platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment. LAFF supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through workshops, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Call for submissions!… Read more »