Virginia Is For Film Lovers



[h=2]Contest Details[/h] Almost 50 years ago, the iconic tourism slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” was born. An attempt at several versions was made, each pointing to different facets of the Commonwealth: lovers of history, beaches, and mountains. There’s so much to love about Virginia, it simply became “Virginia is for Lovers.” Now add to that music, film, craft beer, oysters, film. The list goes on.

Virginia Tourism and the Virginia Film Office put out a call to all filmmakers to rise to the same challenge that existed in 1969. Can you capture the glory which is Virginia?

Show us what there is to love about Virginia by creating a 30- to 90-second video on 1080p HD and submitting it by May 29, 2017, at 9 p.m. EST.

This short film competition is inspired by the Virginia Screenwriting Competition.

The call for entries opens at the Virginia Film Festival November 3, 2016, and closes May 29, 2017, at 9 pm EST. After the close of submissions, your audience can log into Audience Awards to vote for your video every day. The top 10 audience voted and the top 10 preliminary jury selected will move to the final round. In the final round, 1 audience voted and 7 selected by jurors from the Virginia Film Office will win cash prizes totaling $15,000.

Anyone may submit to the contest free of charge. Audience Awards provides a stage for short films and engaging stories. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of storytelling and building an audience for short films and filmmakers. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, we are here to help you grow your career and fund your film dreams. Be sure to read the voting FAQs and ask our contest moderator any questions you may have on the discussion tab.

May 29, 2017, at 9:00 pm EDT (America/New_York) [h=4]VOTING OPENS[/h]
May 30, 2017, at 10:00am EDT (America/New_York) [h=4]VOTING CLOSES[/h]
Jun 05, 2017 at 10:00 pm EDT (America/New_York) [h=4]FINAL ROUND VOTING OPENS[/h]
Jun 05, 2017 at 10:00 pm EDT (America/New_York) [h=4]FINAL ROUND VOTING CLOSES[/h]
Jun 08, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT (America/New_York)
[h=4]ENTRY FEE[/h]
[h=4]JURY AWARDS[/h]
10 Jury Selections: Move to Finals [h=4]AUDIENCE AWARDS[/h]
10 Audience Vote: Move to Finals
FINAL ROUND PRIZES: 1st Place Jury Award:$5,000 | 2nd Place Jury: $2,500 | 3rd Place Jury: $1,500 | Audience Award: $2,000 | 4 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 each [h=4]FINAL JURY AWARDS[/h]
1st Place Jury Award: $5,000

2nd Place Jury Award: $2,500

3rd Place Jury Award: $1,500

4 Honorable Mention Award: $1,000 [h=4]FINAL AUDIENCE AWARDS[/h]
1st Place Audience Award: $2,000

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