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Why you should make a movie in Virginia

  1. Close Proximity of Amazing Locations. Virginia offers a wide variety of stunning locations all within close geographical proximity, cutting down the time and expense of travel. Scenic coastline, the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, small towns, historic neighborhoods, Colonial and Civil War era buildings, and dynamic cities are all a short drive apart. Not to mention we a hop away from DC and one direct flight from NYC, so coming and going is hassle-free.
  2. An Experienced Film Office Dedicated to Customer Service. The Virginia Film Office is a true production partner, working to remove obstacles, decrease expenses, and supply you with the tools you need for a successful, in-budget production. Our office connects filmmakers with state-owned properties without location fees, including a 3,000 acre backlot with period sets spanning 300 years.
  3. Cash Rebates: Virginia offers a competitive film incentive program that includes fully refundable tax credits (so you keep 100% of the value), and grants, as well as several sales tax exemptions. We work with you to create a customized program tailored to match your specific needs.

Local Prizes

Blind Tiger Filmworks

Blind Tiger Filmworks

One-week free studio rentals valued at $15,000 from Blind Tiger in Petersburg, a comprehensive facility that’s identified all the necessities of making a film and combined them into a single package under one roof, with complete camera and audio packages. Prize be redeemed between November 2017 to March 2018. (Winner need only provide production insurance and the corresponding deductible.)

Join the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally to make your Virginia feature film a reality! Not only will you showcase the diverse stories and resources of Virginia, you'll be eligible for up to $25,000 and a chance for the Duplass Brothers to executive produce your project.
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