* DC Shorts Film Competitions spotlight truly independent short films (under 20 minutes) in every genre, created by new and established filmmakers. Many categories to enter — lots of cash prizes and limited distribution deals to win!.
* DC Shorts Screenplay Competition for scripts under 15 pages. Finalists will be performed in front of a live audience to compete for a $2,000 cash award and a guaranteed slot in DC Shorts 2009!
MovieMaker Magazine calls DC Shorts “one of the nation’s leading short film festivals.” Filmmakers enjoy fabulous parties, city tours, and are provided with housing, meals and transportation. But most importantly, they enjoy the opportunity to meet and learn from other filmmakers — an experience that comes from the premier showcase dedicated to short films and the people who make them.
In 2007, DC Shorts reviewed more than 500 entries from around the globe. We selected 89 short films for screenings at 8 showcase, with each show featuring an average of ten short films. Since a major focus of the event is the inclusion of filmmakers, many of the films were represented by the more than 100 filmmakers in attendance.
For more information, please visit our page here.
Best of the Fest!
Two different shows, One Great Night
Friday, February 8, 7:00pm and 9:30pm and Saturday, February 9, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Goethe-Institut of Washington, 812 7th Street NW (Metro: Gallery Place)
$10 per show, $15 for the evening. Tickets available here or at the door (cash only).
See selections from the Best of DC Shorts 2007! Many of these films have gone on to play festivals, theaters and television broadcasts around the globe. See movie list and descriptions here.