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


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 for their submissions now through December 31, 2019. The selected entries will be shown Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Byrd Theater in Richmond. Prizes, including the $1000 grand prize, will be awarded that day.

The RVA EFF Committee considers this film contest one of the main features of the festival.  “We think the contest is important as a way to connect with not just our local natural environment, but also our Virginia film community,” says Scott Burger, one of the festival’s founders.  We want to challenge local filmmakers to bring new perspectives and ideas.”

Entries can be submitted via the online site https://filmfreeway.com/RVAEnvironmentalFilmFestival or by sending DVD with fee, press kit, and contact information to Scott Burger, 612 S. Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Filmmakers should be sure to review the contest rules on the FilmFreeway.com site.

The RVA Environmental Film Festival was founded in 2011 and is modeled after the 2008”s Big Picture Festival and other metropolitan environmental film festivals.  The mission is to showcase films that raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of our planet.  Many of the films are new releases and area premiers. The 2020 RVA Environmental Film Festival is scheduled for early February 2020 at venues in the Richmond community.  Admission to the festival is free and open to the public due to generous community sponsors. More information on the festival can be found at https://rvaeff.org