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, stated a release, it simply became “Virginia is for Lovers.” Now add to that music, film, craft beer, oysters, film. The list goes on.

Now, continued the release, the Virginia Tourism and the Virginia Film Office has 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?

The release added: “Show us what there is to love about Virginia by creating a 30- to 90-second video on 1080p HD and submitting it to Virginia Is For Film Lovers Contest by May 29, 2017, at 9 p.m. EST.

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

After the close of submissions, stated the release, “your audience can log into Audience Awards to vote for your video every day. A jury from the Virginia Film Office will also select winning entries from submitted videos. Audience and jury selected submissions will win cash prizes totaling $15,000.”

 

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