DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016


partyDC 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. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at a box office, as we cannot allow on-site sales.


These event are open to the general public. A ticket is required.


Friday, September 11, 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Goethe-Institut, 812 7th Street NW (Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro)

Celebrate the 9 incredible films from Germany at this special event. Enjoy German snacks, beers, and specialty cocktails while dancing to G-Pop or watching selected shorts in the theater.



Saturday, September 12, 9:00PM – 11:00PM
The Roof at Carroll Square, 975 F Street, NW (Metro Center)

Celebrate DC Shorts’ opening weekend under the stars atop the roof deck at Carroll Square. Dance the night away with our amazing guest band, Ocho de Bastos.


These events are only open to filmmakers and All-Access Pass Holders. Don’t miss out — purchase an All-Access Pass online or at any festival box office.


Thursday, September 10, 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Penn Social, 801 E Street, NW

A small event open exclusively to our visiting filmmakers and pass holders. TBD


Sunday, September 13, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Jackpot, 726 7th Street, NW

Join us for our competition weekend’s closing brunch, where the Jury Awards and Audience Awards are announced. Winning filmmakers are presented with a gorgeous glass trophy designed by the Washington Glass School, and showered with prize packages — and cash!

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