The 11th DC Shorts will be September 11–21, 2014 in locations throughout Washington, DC. Submit your short film or short screenplay to be considered for programming. But hurry—the longer you wait, the more expensive the submission fees.

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I Like Apples

Genre: Animation, Musical  |  Director: Gary Silberman
Length: 2 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Puppets sing the praises of this versatile fruit.


Mouse’s Tale

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Pravin Vatt
Length: 10 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

A clever mouse outwits the king of the jungle.


Two Princesses

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Maria Stepanova
Length: 9 min.  |  Country of Origin: Russian Federation

Sisters battle a meddling witch to find their own loves.


Rock Wall Climbing

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Jason Houston
Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

How do big wall climbers get their start? With little walls, of course.


A Girl Named Elastika

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Guillaume Blanchet
Length: 4 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada

A rubber band girl travels from her land of cork into space aboard a firework rocket.


Jacob Fights Giants

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Janelle Rayner & Simon Toy
Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: Australia

Stephanie reluctantly joins her new neighbor in his never-ending battle against giants that live in the forest.



Genre: Comic Drama  |  Director: Andrew Nackman
Length: 11 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

A child prodigy goes on a quest to take down the school bully for cheating in a big essay contest.


Olivia’s Birds and the Oil Spill

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Lynne Cherry
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

An 11-year-old raises $200,000 for Audubon’s efforts to rescue oiled birds after the BP Gulf spill.



Genre: Animation  |  Director:
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Discarded from the production line, two toy figurines chase a factory delivery van to rejoin their friends.

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