DC Shorts Film Festival

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Festival: September 10 – 23, 2020.
Tickets on sale August 17, 2020. 

The DC Shorts International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast. Last year, we screened 156 films from 36 countries in 30 unique showcases over 10 days to audiences of more than 9,000 people.

The festival has been named as the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine, and is a three-time winner of the Washington City Paper’s “Coolest Short Film Festival” contest/award.

For almost two weeks (September 10–23, 2020) enjoy film screenings from multiple genres, Filmmaker Talkback and Q&As, and Filmmaker Workshops!

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