CALL FOR ENTRIES: Next Deadline March 31
DC Shorts (http://www.dcshorts.com) showcases the largest audience-driven collection of short films in the USA. Now in our 9th year, we are looking forward to hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members to mix, mingle and explore the world of short cinema in the nation’s capital.
DC Shorts is unique among film festivals, as all entries receive feedback and scores from the judging panels – a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as “one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee,” and “one of the leading film festivals” in the country – year after year!
The DC Shorts Film Festival (September 6-16, 2012) 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 of every genre and niche for our competition screenings — with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. In 2011, we screened 145 films from 23 countries over 11 days to an audience of 8,500 people.
Next (Regular) Deadline: March 31
The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition (November 2012) is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics will review and provide feedback for scripts of 15 pages or less. 5-7 finalists are featured during ScriptDC – the region’s largest screenwriting conference – where their scripts will be read in front of a live audience – and one walks away with $2,000 to shoot their project! If the script is shot and completed by the deadline, it is automatically included as an official selection for the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival. In 2011, we read five screenplays (from 126 entries) in front of a live audience of 275 people.
Next (Early Bird) Deadline: March 31