DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 7—17, 2017

Parties

DC Shorts loves to celebrate our filmmakers — and our audience! All parties include light refreshments and a special selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Save money by purchasing your tickets online.   Need a ride there?  Ride with Via. Use code DCSHORTS for 2 free rides! New riders only, solo rides. Expires 10/31.  If you are driving and need a place to park?  Use SpotHero!

NETWORKING HAPPY HOURS

These free events are open to the general public. An RSVP Is not required, but appreciated.

Eventbrite - DC Shorts Networking Happy Hours

Join DC Shorts at Penn Social for a SHORT series of networking happy hours with our local film community. Penn Social will have $2 off Beers, $5 Well Drinks, and $6 Wines. We’ll raffle off some prizes, tickets, and network! So remember to bring your business cards! Join us….because you never know…..you might find your next crew member, actor, or film producer!

Screenwriters Networking Happy Hour
Monday, September 11th / 4:00-6:00 PM / Penn Social / 801 E Street, NW

Producers/Crew Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 12th / 4:00-6:00 PM / Penn Social / 801 E Street, NW

Casting/Actors Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 13th / 4:00-6:00 PM / Penn Social / 801 E Street, NW

NETWORKING EVENTS

These events are free and open to the general filmmaking community. An admission ticket, however, is required.

Eventbrite - DC Shorts: Networking Socials

TECH TALK SERIES: CINEMATCHER APP LAUNCH AND RECEPTION

Saturday, September 16th / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop / 545 7th Street, SE
Closest Metro: Eastern Market (Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines)
Tickets: Free, but a ticket is required

Come network with the Cinematcher team, a new matchmaking app revolutionizing how we hire and get hired in the production industry. Cinematcher is a matchmaking app for film, T.V. and digital media jobs and events. Their unique algorithm and swiping, coupled with their geo-locator enables users to get hired in an instant, all over the world!

Sponsored By: Cinematcher, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, OCTFME

CREW SPEED NETWORKING

Saturday, September 16th / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop / 545 7th Street, SE
Closest Metro: Eastern Market (Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines)
Tickets: Free, but a ticket is required

Looking for work? Seeking crew? Want to expand your business? Or, are you simply interested in meeting like-minded people in the production industry? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then the DC Film Alliance’s Production Speed Networking is the perfect place for you! Production Speed Networking is a networking meeting designed to help you expand your production network in a short, one hour session. Using “speed networking”, attendees will rotate tables every 10 minutes in order to get the opportunity to speak with as many fellow attendees as possible, followed by open networking at the end of the event.

Sponsored By: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, OCTFME

PUBLIC EVENTS

These events are open to the general public. An admission ticket is required.

CITY VIEW PARTY PRESENTED BY AKRIDGE

 

Friday, September 8th / 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rooftop @ Carroll Square / 975 F Street, NW
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines)
Tickets: $25

Celebrate DC Short’s Opening Weekend under the stars atop the roof deck at Carroll Square. Bring Your Own Cocktail will be on hand to provide you samples of their crafty cocktails! If dancing is your thing…then dance the night away with dj MIM and watch out for a special surprise performance…you won’t want to miss!

SUBTERRANEAN SOIREE PRESENTED BY DUPONT UNDERGROUND

 

Saturday, September 9th / 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dupont Underground / 19 Dupont Circle, NW
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)
Tickets: $25

From the rooftop to the underground, DC Short’s knows how to celebrate indie filmmaking. Join us at one of DC’s hottest art spaces, the Dupont Underground. This former trolley station turned art space will be the backdrop of DC Short’s Grand Bash! If the art doesn’t move you…the music will…and while you there…check out some VR from Sunnyside VR.

CLOSING CREDITS RECEPTION PRESENTED BY CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP

 

Saturday, September 16th / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop / 545 7th Street, SE
Closest Metro: Eastern Market (Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines)
Tickets: $15

Before the credits roll…join us as we close out this year’s festival and thank all those who help make this year a success!

PRIVATE EVENTS

These events are only to All-Access Passholders, Visiting Filmmakers, Screenwriters, and Invited Guests. Don’t miss out – purchase an All Access Pass online or at any festival box office.

 

PRESS PREVIEW PARTY PRESENTED BY IN3

Thursday, August 3rd / 6:30-8:30 PM
In3 / 2301-D Georgia Avenue, NW
Closest Metro: Shaw or U Street / Green/Yellow Lines)
Tickets: Press Invite Only

This year we’re switching it up! The media needs a break, so we’re throwing you a party (instead of a luncheon) to give you a preview of all of the amazing new programming DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is offering this year at their September 7-17 festival in Washington, DC. Join us for a classed-up, catered menu from cookbook author, Aarum Hurse and an open bar featuring signature cocktails. In addition to being able to speak one-on-one with our festival organizers, we’ll be previewing a few selected shorts and taking you through the new, multi-media programming on the docket this year. You’ll also receive a full media packet complete with screeners of the films. All of this at In3 (Inclusive, Innovative, Incubator), the posh new joint venture by Mayor Muriel Bowser and Howard University in the Shaw/U Street neighborhood.

FILMMAKER WELCOME RECEPTION PRESENTED BY PEPCO

Thursday, September 7th / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PEPCO Edison Place Gallery / 702 8th Street, NW
Closest Metro: Gallery Place (Red Line)
Tickets: Passholders Only

DC Shorts welcomes our filmmakers and pass holders to our annual DC Shorts Film Festival. Each year we hold an exclusive party just for our passionate go getters and film lovers, featuring cocktails, food, music, a whole lot of fun, and even some VR from Navtec!

FILMMAKER AWARDS BRUNCH PRESENTED BY OCTFME

Sunday, September 11th / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Impact Hub / 419 7th Street, NW / Suite 300
Closest Metro: Gallery Place (Red Line)
Tickets: Passholders Only

Join us for our festival’s awards brunch, where the Jury and Audience awards are announced. Get to know the best of the best from this year’s festival and network with filmmakers from around the world while enjoying complimentary cocktails and food. Winning filmmakers are presented with a glass trophy designed by the Washington Glass School, and showered with prize packages and cash!

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION RECEPTION PRESENTED BY BAR DECO

Thursday, September 14th / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bar Deco / 717 6th Street, NW
Closest Metro: Gallery Place (Red Line)
Tickets: By Invitation Only

Join this year’s screenwriters and their guests for an intimate mixer as we look forward to our Screenplay Competition.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION ACTOR AUDITIONS PRESENTED BY LANDMARK THEATERS

Friday, September 15th / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Landmark E Street Cinema / 555 11th Street, NW
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines)
Tickets: Passholders Only

Join us as we check out actors who will perform their monologue for our screenplay finalist. You can check out the winners at our Screenplay Competition table read!

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