DC Shorts Film Festival

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Film Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020
Script Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020
Festival: September 10–19, 2020

The DC Shorts 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.

The 10-day event (September 9–19, 2020) will include film screenings, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and parties in locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as online, through the DC Shorts Online Film Festival.

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