DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Screenplay Competition

screenFriday, September 14th | 7:00 pm – 9:30 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 70 screenplays — and selected the top 6 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 to shoot their project! The completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2019.

Presenting Sponsor:

Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment

Prize Sponsors:

TBD

Reception Sponsors:

Lagunitas Beer, Barefoot Wine

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The evening will also feature a screening of 2017 DC Shorts Screenplay Competition winner, The Pharaohs:

The Pharaohs

Director, David Malouf, 18 minutes, Drama
Local Filmmaker, World Premiere

 

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ACTORS NEEDED

We need actors to read for this performance. This is a non-paid gig. SAF-AFTRA members may participate. This info will be update. Please keep checking back. Learn more and participate.

THE 6 FINALISTS

AT DEATH’S DOOR

KATHERIN COOPER • WOODBRIDGE • VA

Daryl, a depressed teenager, stirs in his sleep from the constant nightmares. Every day is the same, he desires his mother’s affection and father’s guidance, but they are oblivious to their son’s cries for help

 

BY ANY OTHER NAME

PETER KIMBALL • WASHINGTON • DC

We all know the story of Romeo & Juliet..or so we thought we did…but now we learn the true story of what really happened to the tragic lovers.  

 

CHERRY GLAZED

CHRISTINE SHERWOOD • ALTA LOMA • CA

A crime boss is forced to get her hands dirty to clean up her subordinates mess when they fail to handle a job.

 

SOMBRA CITY

ELIAS PLAGIANOS • NEW YORK • NY

A romantic film noir set in the near future where murder for hire is legal – as long as you follow the rules.

 

STANDOFF

TOM ZANCA • RAMSEY • NJ

A distraught scientist known for advancing human gene editing decades ago holds his grandchildren hostage in a tense standoff with negotiators over the true implications of his work.

 

WHITE FERRARI

SARAH SMITH • LOS ANGELES • CA

Winnie tracks down her ex-lover, who betrayed her and absconded with their ill-gotten gains, to finally take back what rightfully belongs to her in this action short.

 

The 6 Finalists

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