Thursday, June 17, 2010

National Opportunity: Alexandria Film Festival

Alexandria Film Festival Seeks Entries
Dates: November 4-7

Early Bird Deadline: July 15
Regular Deadline: August 1
Late Deadline: August 15

$1,000 in prize money to be awarded to the top films

The fourth annual Alexandria Film Festival is soliciting entries from U.S. and international filmmakers.  Three cash prizes will be awarded to top films at the Festival: Best of Show ($500), Jury Prize ($300) and Audience Award ($200).

Accepted film genres include narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and animation. 

Entry Fees: Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts. Discounts are available for those entered by the Early Bird Deadline and late fees apply to those entered by the Late Deadline.

The Film Festival will again partner with Withoutabox, the film industry's premiere online service platform, to accept online film submissions. To submit films online, please visit All online submissions will receive an entry fee discount.

This year's Festival is led by Pat Miller, Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. "Last year's Festival attracted 158 film submissions from 14 countries," said Miller.  "This year, we will be involving a larger panel of judges to include previous attendees, film enthusiasts, filmmakers and film and video professionals.  Not only will this provide us with critical input, it will broaden our support base."

The Alexandria Film Festival is sponsored by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts. 

For more information or to obtain entry forms and submission guidelines, For additional questions, contact the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703-746-5588 or

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