DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Screenplay Competition

screenFriday, September 27th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$15 Online / $20 at the Door

Miracle Theater, 535 8th Street, SE (Eastern Market)

 

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The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics reviewed over 80 screenplays — and selected the top 5 to be performed for you! After a table reading, the audience will vote for their favorite, and one lucky writer will walk away with $2,000 in cash and prizes, to help shoot their project! Meet all of the writers at a reception after the reading. The completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2020.

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ACTORS NEEDED

We need actors to read for this performance. This is a non-paid gig. SAG-AFTRA members may participate. Learn more and participate.

The 2019 FINALISTS 

DEAR EMMA YOUR CHARLIE – LISA TEDESCO • NEW HAVEN, CT

After the death of her mother, Emma, to breast cancer, Aimee and her wife, Cara begin to clean her belongings from their home when Aimee discovers a shocking secret from her mother’s past.

LIFE IN THE PEN – JASON FORBACH • NEW YORK, NY

A woman mistakenly receives a letter from an inmate and decides to deceivingly maintain the correspondence to escape the prison of her own life.

LOST AT HOME – JACKSON KNAPP • NEW YORK, NY

A woman breaks out of an assisted living facility to try and make her son’s bar mitzvah… or so she thinks.

THE BEST YOU GOT – TAZ LAKE • ATLANTA GEORGIA

Before starting their lives on earth, customers must get their plans approved by an unusual banker and his two assistants.

THE ERRANT SIGNAL – NIK THEORIN • PHILADELPHA, PA

A 911 operator struggles to pinpoint the origin of an otherworldly distress call.

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The evening will also feature a screening of last year’s DC Shorts Screenplay Competition winner – BY ANY OTHER NAME – DIRECTOR: PETER KIMBALL – 13 MINS. – COMEDY/LOCAL FILMMAKER – USA – WORLD PREMIERE

While both Montagues and Capulets thought Juliet dead, along with her beloved Romeo, Juliet’s loving nurse had spirited her away to a foreign land. Now some years later, Juliet is alive and dating again.

 

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