If you've produced a film recently, organizers behind the annual Virginia Film Festival want to hear from you. The festival launched their call for entrees Tuesday.
It's accepting short and feature length films and documentaries to be showcases at their twenty-fifth annual festival this fall. The deadline is August 3 and for Virginia residents and students, entries are free.
Wesley Harris with the Virginia Film Festival said, "We show quite a few films from the state every year. Last year we had close to two dozen shorts and features from Virginia filmmakers throughout the state, and a lot of really tremendous work - better than ever before I would say."
This year's festival is scheduled to begin November 1st.
Virginia Film Festival Press Release
The Virginia Film Festival has announced the launch of its annual call for entries, inviting filmmakers from around the state, region and throughout the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works for consideration for its upcoming 25th Anniversary year.
The 25th Anniversary of the Virginia Film Festival is scheduled for November 1-4 in Charlottesville.
The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
"We are very excited to launch this year's call for entries, particularly after the extraordinary response we received from filmmakers over the past few years," said Virginia Film Festival Director Jody Kielbasa. "We have been continually impressed by not only the quantity but by the quality of films we have received, including many from right here in Virginia. This speaks to what we feel is a growing artistic footprint for the Festival, and is critical to our efforts to showcase the work of new and exciting filmmakers year after year."
Once again this year, the Festival is encouraging Virginia filmmakers and students to submit their work without charge. "There is no doubt that Virginia is making a name for itself in the filmmaking world in recent years, and I have certainly been impressed by the quality of the films and filmmakers I have had the pleasure to work with. We hope and expect to see a strong response from Virginia filmmakers and students from schools throughout the Commonwealth as we celebrate our 25th anniversary."
The deadline for submissions is August 3, with an extended deadline of August 31. Filmmakers accepted into the festival will be notified by September 28. Also, all accepted films will be eligible for Audience Awards and Programmer's Choice Awards. Documentary works will compete for the opportunity to be shown on SnagFilms.com.
Submissions are free for Virginia residents and in-state students. Submission fees for all others range from $10-$50.
All submissions must be mailed to:
Wesley Harris Virginia Film Festival P. O. Box 400869 Charlottesville, VA 22904