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Virginia Film Festival Announces 2015 Call for Entries

Filmmakers Invited to Submit Features, Documentaries and Short Films—Free For Virginia Residents and Students at Virginia Schools

The Virginia Film Festival (VFF) has announced the launch of its 2015 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 the upcoming Festival. The 2015 VFF is scheduled for Nov. 5-8, 2015 in Charlottesville. The festival is presented by the University of Virginia.

“As the festival has continued to grow in stature, including a record-breaking 2014 that saw us break box office records by an astonishing 46 percent, we have increased our commitment to bringing in emerging filmmakers and sharing new voices and talents with our audience,” said Jody Kielbasa, director of the VFF and vice provost for the arts at the University of Virginia. “Our Call for Entries is a great way to cast this net even wider net for our Programmer Wesley Harris and myself to find and present exciting new work,” Kielbasa said. “We look forward to another outstanding crop of films and artists this year to add to a program that has earned an increasingly strong reputation each year for its quality and its depth.”

This year, filmmakers can make their submissions online at www.virginiafilmfestival.org. Once again, Virginia residents and students at Virginia schools are eligible to have their entry fees waived. The fees for non-Virginia filmmakers submitting by the regular deadline of July 24 will be $35 for features and $15 for shorts. Those submitting by the extended deadline of August 21 may do so for $50 for features and $25 for shorts. The fee for students outside of Virginia to submit a film is $10.

The notification date for filmmakers will be Sept. 25, 2015.

For complete submission guidelines visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org, or contact VFF Programmer Wesley Harris at wesleyharris@virginia.edu or 434-243-6830.

March 26, 2015