DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films from every genre for our competition screenings — with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.
In 2008, DC Shorts reviewed more than 750 entries from around the globe. We selected 103 short films for screenings at 8 showcases during the competition weekend of September 11-14, 2008, 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 108 filmmakers in attendance from 8 countries. More than 2,600 people attended the screenings.
DC Shorts gives ALL ENTIRES feedback -- a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee," AND as "one of the leading film festivals" in the country.
THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009. Submission fees go up after that date -- so enter now and save!
I look forward to seeing your new works!
- Jon Gann
PS: If you have a film of Asian or European interest, check out the new EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival at http://euroasiashorts.com Low fees, unique themes, and screenings at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington DC.
This is a reminder that the final deadline for submissions for the 2008 DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL is fast approaching -- May 1 -- that's right, in a week!
Register your SHORT FILM or SCREENPLAY today by clicking http://dcshorts.com/submissions The registration fee is $40 ($35 for students)
All entries will receive feedback and comments from the judges -- that's worth the price of entry alone! And those selected will play in one of the fastest-growing and "most important" short film festivals -- as reported by "MovieMaker Magazine"
So, get in before it's too late. http://dcshorts.com/submissions
Ghosts In The Machine, edited by Aitch Jae Esse of Phoenix Imprints Presents, an original collection of short stories focused specifically on the supernatural as relates to technology, most particularly with the Internet/Computers but other areas of technology will certainly be considered.Literary submissions should be less than 7000 words and, while authors are encouraged to ‘push the envelope’ with their submissions, excessive sexuality and violence are acceptable only to the degree that they serve the overall story. Successful submissions will be those stories that tell a genuinely scary, original tale with memorable characters and story arcs. If you have questions about submissions, policies, etc., please email the address below.
- Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2008
- Anticipated Publication Fourth Quarter, 2008, First Quarter 2009
- Submission Details: 1000-7000 words
- Authors’ Recompense: $20 per story accepted, publication credit and contributors’ copy
- Artwork Sought: Original Cover Art as well as interior illustrations, recompense negotiated based upon submissions.Authors may submit their literary artwork to the email address below. Please place the following in the subject line: “Ghosts In The Machine: Literary Submission”. Acceptable formats include MSWord (DOC) and Rich Text Format (RTF). Please be certain to include your contact information including Name, Address, Email Address, Telephone and any other relevant contact information.Artists may submit their artistic submissions to the email address below. Please place the following in the subject line: “Ghosts In The Machine: Artist Submission”. Please make sure to include all photographs of work in TIFF, JPG or BMP formats. Other formats may be acceptable if arranged in advance. Please be certain to include your contact information including Name, Address, Email Address, Telephone and any other relevant contact information.Contact Information: AitchJaeEsse@Hotmail.com
What is the DC Shorts Film Festival, you may ask? The DC Shorts Film Competitions spotlight truly independent short films (under 20 minutes) in every genre, created by new and established filmmakers. There are many categories to enter — lots of cash prizes and limited distribution deals to win!
Don’t forget about the Screenwriting Competition going on as well. The 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.
Mail films and materials to:
DC Shorts Film Festival
1317 F Street, NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20004
* 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.
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