Recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. In 2013, we screened 152 films from 21 countries in 18 unique showcases that played over 11 days to a total audience of 9,300 people. We also hosted a table read of six screenplays, and awarded the winner an incredible prize of $2,000.
Our main judging criteria is STORY. Do you have an interesting, original story about developed, well-written characters? If so, then you are a good fit for us. We screen all genres and styles of films. We screen films from :30 seconds to 20 minutes. Longer films may be considered, but are generally difficult to program. We will not consider any film over 30:00.
Films that screened at past DC Shorts Film Festivals have gone on win countless other competitions, including the Academy Awards. The DC Shorts Film Festival is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States.
Categories: Shorts (30 minutes or less). In addition to the general category, films may also be Local (created and produced within a 60-mile radius of the White House, Food (food-related themes), Spanish (films created and produced in Spain or by a Spanish director).
REGULAR DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2014
LATE DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2014
EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014