DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 7—17, 2017

Partners

Sponsors are an important part of the festival and are key to our continued success and growth. Without them we would not be able to bring you 11 days of award winning films, top notch workshops, riveting panels, and more! For information on how you can be an important part of our festival, email Paul Marengo, our Managing Director at paul.marengo@dcshorts.com.

1. Luminary

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is responsible for developing and promoting local artists, organizations, and activities. The Mission of the DCCAH is to provide grants, programs, and education activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities for individuals and nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia.

Location
200 I Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 724-5613

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2. Superstars

Akridge

With over 12 million square feet of projects, Akridge knows how to excel in commercial real estate development, construction, leasing and management. And working out of a D.C.-based firm, Akridge knows the area inside and out.

Location
The Homer Building
601 Thirteenth St., NW, Suite 300 N
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202) 638-3000

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Lagunitas Brewing Company

The Lagunitas Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California, The company is half-owned by Heineken International.

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Metro Weekly

Metro Weekly has served Washington, DC’s gay and lesbian community since May 1994, and is now the largest and longest-running LGBT publication and website in the region. The print edition is published every Thursday and copies can be picked up for free at hundreds of distribution points.

Metro Weekly is a glossy magazine read by more than 45,000 people in DC, Maryland & Virginia, and is nationally recognized for its lively feature stories, interviews, and news coverage. Readers also turn to our magazine for its reliable community event calendars, nightlife guides, and timely reviews that cover the District’s rich arts and entertainment scene.

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OnTap

OnTap is the Washington, D.C. metro area’s top source for dining, nightlife, music, parties, events, festivals, and entertainment.

Location
25 Dove St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel: (703) 465-0500

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PEPCO Edison Place Gallery

For more than a decade, the Pepco Edison Place Gallery has been committed to working with nonprofit arts organizations to sponsor a series of diverse, high quality art exhibits on behalf of the community we serve. The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 4:00 pm. Admission is free. With the exhibits as a backdrop, we also open our doors to our nonprofit partners who are looking to hold meetings and various fundraising events in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

Location
702 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20068

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Simple DCP

World’s Most Affordable DCP Service / Simple DCP creates Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) for theatrical exhibition. Whether you’re planning a film festival run or distributing your film to theaters nationwide, Simple DCP provides you with the tools and expertise to master your film with confidence. Located in Los Angeles, CA – Simple DCP knows the film industry. From Academy Award winners to breakout web series, we service a diverse, global clientele with tailored solutions and one-on-one attention. Start the conversation with us and see how we can help you bring your film to the big screen.

Location
4200 Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 102
Culver City, CA 90230

Tel: (213) 375-8327

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3. Producers

ABC 7/Newschannel 8

Washington DC area local news including weather, traffic, sports, restaurants, business and events.

Location
1100 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: (703) 236-9552

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Apple

Apple designs and creates iPod and iTunes, Mac laptop and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

Tel: 800-MY-APPLE

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Dupont Underground

The Dupont Underground is a 501(c)(3) cultural organization committed to developing a multidisciplinary platform for creative expression. We are transforming a public work – the subterranean streetcar station in Dupont Circle – into a new public infrastructure to support creative exchange, contemporary arts practice, and an ongoing conversation about the city.

Our goal is to foster programming that encourages the public to create and engage with the leading edge of contemporary expression in the visual, environmental, and performing arts. We are particularly interested in the place where that expression crosses disciplinary boundaries and is informed by areas such as technology, science, philosophy, and commerce. We strive to reflect the diversity of our community – both artists and audiences. We endeavor to host projects and work that might not be an easy fit in the District’s more conventional cultural venues.

The Dupont Underground comprises 75,000 sq.ft. of repurposed infrastructural space less than a mile from the White House. It lies beneath the city’s iconic Dupont Circle, a nexus of Washington’s cultural, civic, and commercial life. There is no other space like it in the District. Opened in 1949 as a trolley station, 75,000 sq.ft. of underground platforms and tunnels were closed off in 1962, when the city’s streetcar system shut down. Other than designation as fallout shelter in the late 1960s and hosting a short-lived food court on the west platform in the mid-1990s, the space has remained empty. Until now.

Location
19 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Landmark Theaters

Landmark Theatres is a recognized leader in the industry for providing its customers consistently diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere.

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Yelp

Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses.   10 Things You Should Know About Yelp.  (1) Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. (2) Yelp had a monthly average of 21 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 69 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web in Q1 2016. (3) Yelpers have written more than 102 million reviews by the end of Q1 2016. (4) In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, lists and to talk with other Yelpers. (5) Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message their customers.

(6) Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses – you’ll see these clearly labeled “Yelp Ads” around the site. (7) Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews. (8)  Yelp uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions we get. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. The process has nothing to do with whether a business advertises on Yelp or not. Learn more here. (9) You can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, and more – see the full list of mobile apps here. (10) The Weekly Yelp brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings.

Location
140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel: (415) 908-3801

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4. Technical

Buredo

Buredo (pronounced “bur-EE-doh”) is a local DC establishment, owned by two life-long childhood friends and DC natives who were looking for a unique, fresh lunch option. Our handheld, burrito-size sushi rolls feature Asian and other globally-inspired ingredients and flavors. Using seasoned rice and traditional nori, we roll our sushi burritos to order – perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for some good, clean eating with a twist.

We use the highest-quality, all-natural ingredients (no artificial dyes or flavors here) which we prepare daily to roll a fresh, hearty and flavor-packed sushi burrito. Veggies play a starring role as well – we are passionate about letting them shine through their natural flavors and textures, and love to pack a punch with pickling too. Buredo is bringing a new way of eating sushi to the nation’s capital. Always remember to eat your veggies, eat more fish and eat Buredo!

Location
825 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 202-289-0033

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iPitch

“Looking for a way to pitch your idea for a television show or movie? iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.”

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KvM Rentals

Karma vs Mojo Rentals offers the Washington D.C. film making community with premium, yet sensibly priced equipment rentals and packages.

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Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment

The OCTFME staff initiate, implement and manage the operations and logistics of programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects. All staff may be reached by phone at (202) 727-6608 or email at film@dc.gov.

Location
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Tel: 202-727-6608

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Tito’s Vodka

In 1995, Tito Beveridge (yeah, his real name) had the idea of building his own microdistillery incorporating the boutique winery concept into the spirits industry. He aquired the first legal permit to distill in Texas and put his life savings into it, racking up 19 credit cards to build his own stills and condensers. Since then, he has won the World Spirits Competition and has turned his handmade vodka into the fastest growing spirit brand in the country through the power of word of mouth. Available in all 50 states now, people love to tell their friends about the underdog distiller named Tito who makes an exceptionally smooth vodka and sells it at a fair price. Tito still makes his vodka by hand on the same land wher he started it all in Austin, Texas.

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Variety411

For over 30 years, 411 Publishing has set the standard for business-to-business directories. 411 Publishing provides the entertainment industry with the best, most trustworthy production resources for film, TV, commercials, video and music video production. Every listing found in the directories has confirmed professional references, ensuring their expertise in their given category.In 2014 the entities of 411 Publishing, including LA 411 and NY 411, were rebranded under Variety 411. Variety411 is a National directory, with listings in every state throughout the US.

Found online, Variety411 presents a comprehensive listing of businesses, facilities, stages, crew and individuals that provide services essential to all aspects of production, from pre to post. The directory is broken down into ten key sections that encompass all production services: Advertising Agencies & Production Companies, Post Production, Sets & Stages, Location Services & Equipment, Production Support, Camera & Sound Equipment, Hi Def, Digital Cinema & 3D, Grip & Lighting Equipment, Props & Wardrobe and Crew. Within these sections are individual categories that are defined by specialty.

Location
Variety411
475 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tel: 323-617-9403

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Write Brothers

Since 1982, Write Brothers® Inc. (formerly called Screenplay Systems™) has been a world leader in film and television screenwriting and production software, including the first script formatting program, Scriptor™. For nearly two decades, over 80% of the Academy Award® nominations and 95% of the Emmy® awards have gone to companies that usedMovie Magic® Screenwriter™and other software originally created by Write Brothers Inc.

We are the first and the only creative team ever to receive anAcademy Technical Achievement Awardfor screenwriting software. Our President is a produced Hollywood writer and WGA member.  We are the only company with software for all phases of writing: creativity, brainstorming, outlining, and formatting. Our top-selling Movie Magic® Screenwriter™, Dramatica®, Word Menu®, and Outline 4D™ (formerly StoryView™) writing programs are used by leading novelists, fiction writers, screenwriters, and playwrights.  Hundreds of Hollywood films and TV shows have been written and produced with Write Brothers® software.

Location
348 East Olive Ave, Suite H
Burbank, CA 91502

Tel: (800) 847-8679

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5. Crew

&Pizza

Washington, DC-based brand known for their craft pizza, trademark ampersand, localized store design and dedication to the communities they serve.

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Barefoot Wine and Bubbly

Barefoot Wine and Bubbly’s goal has been to make the world a ‘better place through wine,’ since it was founded by two wine enthusiasts/social activists in California in 1965. Along the way, they have supported over 3,000 charities worldwide, and continue their mission of providing wine drinkers with a fun and relaxing experience.

Location
600 Yosemite Blvd
Modesto, California 95354

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DCTV

A community space for people to be seen and heard. DCTV is Washington, DC’s only television station devoted entirely to local programming created by and for DC and metropolitan area communities. We empower people to exercise their freedom of speech by providing: Opportunities to learn, create and share media through training courses, Access to state-of-the-art media facilities, Distribution on Comcast, Verizon FiOS and RCN cable channels that also stream online.

Location
DCTV
901 Newton Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Tel: 202-526-7007

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FilmConvert

We believe Filmmaking should be enhanced by technology, leaving no limitations! So we’re giving the power back to the filmmaker by providing software that delivers beautiful colors, leaving you to create beautiful stories.FilmConvert enables you to add film color & grain to your video in a few simple clicks. With a range of market-leading cameras profiled, you can achieve precise, industry leading results even under the tightest deadline.

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Filmstro

We are a team of musicians, composers, producers and music supervisors providing music for a wide range of projects along with being one of the official music suppliers to the BBC. With dozens of composers working for us along with two dedicated music supervisors, a head of audio, an audio engineer and a Musical Director, no job is too big for us.

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 934 131

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Final Draft

Marc Madnick moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to follow his dream of being a screenwriter. Like many aspiring and professional screenwriters of the time, he found the process of writing a script trying and time-consuming.  The problem was not a lack of ideas, but rather the lack of any word-processor capable of automatically formatting a script to Hollywood’s stringent standards. This experience led Madnick and former partner Ben Cahan to the creation of Final Draft, a fully dedicated screenwriting software application that automatically formats your script to Hollywood’s industry standards.  A very strategic marketer, Madnick knew that if he could convince Hollywood’s heaviest hitters (Tom Hanks, Oliver Stone, and Lawrence Kasdan, to name a few) that Final Draft software will save them time and money, he’d have a chance at success. Just five years after its inception and Madnick’s aggressive marketing campaign, Final Draft screenwriting software had become the entertainment industry standard for screenwriting and the market leader among its competitors worldwide. With the company now in its 25th year and the ninth version of the software, Final Draft, the application and its brand, continues to grow in popularity and into new markets throughout the world.

In 2013, Final Draft was awarded the prestigious Prime time Emmy Engineering Award. In 2016, Final Draft was acquired by Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. Based in Burbank, California, and with offices across the U.S. and in Canada, Cast & Crew is a trusted partner to major and independent film and television studios.  Cast & Crew provides clients with a robust portfolio of critical services.  These include payroll and residuals processing, the industry-leading PSL production accounting system and other software, as well as financial services such as production incentive consulting, administration and financing.  Cast & Crew continues to accelerate its investment in technology, supported by majority shareholder Silver Lake Partners, the global leader in technology investing, which acquired Cast & Crew in mid-2015.

Tel: (800) 231-4055

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Government Video Expo

Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo showcases video, broadcast, audio, display, streaming, and delivery technologies on its exhibit floor, while also providing a broad range of educational options for media professionals working in television and production for federal, state and local government, education, law enforcement and education. Offering complimentary admission for qualified professionals, Government Video Expo is firmly established as the premier media technology event for the Mid-Atlantic area, with three days of conferences, keynotes, training sessions, product demonstrations, panel discussions, and networking events.

Location
NewBay Media, LLC
28 East 28th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Tel: 212-378-0400

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MAGIX

Since 1993 the name MAGIX has stood for user-friendly multimedia software. Our product range includes seamlessly integrated online mobile and cloud services as well as digital content. We place value on outstanding price-performance ratios in order to offer perfect solutions for the creation, design, presentation and archiving of digital photos, graphics, websites, video and music. That goes for both beginners and professional users.

Tel: 1-305-722-5810

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MovieMaker Magazine

MovieMaker Magazine is the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent film magazine. MovieMaker’s content is directed at the audience as well as the artist, and its lively mix of interviews, trend-setting criticism, DIY techniques, festival coverage, distribution and financing tips, behind-the-scenes indie “war stories” and appreciations of classic Hollywood actors, directors, cinematographers, producers, screenwriters and editors makes MovieMaker Magazine a perennial favorite and trusted brand with cinema artists and discriminating film fans everywhere.

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Quick Film Budget

Why Use Quick Film Budget? TIME and MONEY. Filmmakers’ time is valuable and their resources are limited. Whether you’re a professional screenwriter, director or producer or a first timer looking to break in, the process of creating a film budget could take a month and be quite costly. Quick Film Budget (QFB) will generate your budget in a matter of seconds. You will quickly be on your way to creating the right presentation to show investors, producers or studios.

Before you score your big spec sale or close any pay-or-play deal, there is no need to start spending big money on a film project. Film budgets can cost as much as thousands of dollars to create but Quick Film Budget instantly delivers a professional, customized budget for the low cost of $199.

How Does QFB Work? QFB allows the user to customize the budget specifically to his or her own screenplay or movie project details through a series of questions.

Each completed film budget will include a personalized topsheet and a fully detailed production budget. The detailed production budget includes development costs, talent costs, prep period budget, shooting period production budget, post-production budget, financing costs, contingency costs and total above-the-line and below-the-line breakdowns. Then, the filmmaker can request a modifiable version in Microsoft Excel, iWork Numbers, Entertainment Partners Movie Magic Budgeting or Showbiz Budgeting.

Location
11301 W. Olympic Blvd., #459
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Red Giant

At Red Giant, we make tools, films and training to enrich the community of filmmakers and motion designers. For our own award-winning short films, we create new software to fill our needs. Then we make those products available for everyone else, helping artists create the perfect look that matches their story. Red Giant develops tools that make the filmmaking process faster, more secure, more accurate and just more fun. For over 10 years, we have built software for motion design, color correction, visual effects and photography that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. To learn more, and to join the Red Giant community, please visit us at www.redgiant.com. You can also join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) , watch our films (www.redgiant.com/films) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

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Roti Modern Mediterranean

We created Roti for a reason: To share our love of the Mediterranean’s delicious flavors, wholesome ingredients, and bright spices. This is food you’ll love to eat and makes you feel great. Check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Location
1311 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-499-4145

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SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.

Location
New York Office
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(between 63rd and 64th streets)

Tel: 212-944-1030

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Studio Binder

The world’s most intuitive film production management service. Create and share script breakdowns, shooting schedules, shot lists, storyboards, personalized call sheets and more.

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The Lookout

The Lookout is a video collective that operates like a co-working space for independent video professionals and boutique production companies. We’ve built a strong community for video industry craftspeople that facilitates greater opportunities, more work, and actual ‘creative’ collaboration. The Lookout was formed in late 2012 after it’s founders completed their largest project to date, The Garden of Steven. Since then we’ve grown into a large family of filmmakers housed in our three story studio in Adams Morgan.

Location
2439 18th St NW - Upstairs
Adams Morgan, DC 20009

Tel: 615-293-6081

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The Tracking Board

(TB) The Tracking Board is Hollywood’s #1 source for insider news and exclusives, tracking, analysis and coverage on all things film, television and entertainment. Home to the most robust spec market tracking, in development coverage, annual best lists, reviews, reports, opinions and daily news as it happens.

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Tshirtist

tshirtist.com provides over 20 years’ experience in screenprinting on t-shirts, hoodies, and all kinds of other garments.

Tel: 571-348-3391

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Zacuto

Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. It comes with an unparalleled lifetime warranty and our world renowned customer service. We have a singular philosophy on camera rig design—balance! Our Next Generation Recoil® rig is compatible with every camera, from a tiny mirrorless to the largest cinema camera. The one rig for all your cameras. Zacuto’s original designs free filmmakers to focus on innovation, inspiration, and creativity.

Location
Zacuto Office and Rental Department
401 W Ontario St, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60654

Tel: (888) 294-3456

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ZICO Coconut Water

The story of ZICO® Coconut Water ; begins in Central America, where, while volunteering with the Peace Corps, founder Mark Rampolla took notice that the locals regularly drank sweet coconut water for replenishment. Back in the States, in 2004, Mark left his corporate career to create ZICO® Coconut Water, initially selling it out of a van to New York City yoga studios. He couldn’t make it quickly enough; customers were hooked on its refreshing taste and hydrating benefits. The story goes on to Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where our suppliers source coconuts from hundreds of local farmers and work directly with coconut plantations – many that have been in families for generations to bring you crisp, delicious ZICO. Our story continues with you. We’re passionate about finding ways to help everyone achieve the balance they need throughout the day, and think ZICO’s hydration benefits can be one small step towards that balance, whether you seek them out in your cubicle, at the kitchen table, after a run, or in a moment to yourself.

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6. Cast

Asia Nine

Asia Nine’s design draws inspiration from different Asian cultures. Jewel tones and rich woods envelop guests with a warm and exotic atmosphere. Elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese including a full service sushi bar, bar & lounge. Asia Nine’s named for its location near 9th Street on E (in Chinatown DC), Asia Nine sits just around the block from the Ford’s Theatre and a short walk from the Verizon Center. Serving lunch, dinner, late night and brunch, including a full service raw bar and extensive sake menu, the Nuevo Asian cuisine as “Asian-Asian Fusion”. The menu features elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese, just to name a few. Asia Nine guests enjoy signature entrées such as the tender Asia Nine Lamb Chops, seasoned with house spice rub, grilled and served with mango-soy coulis, and potato nest with mint oil and the Miso Honey Duck Breast, marinated in miso honey and fresh herbs and laced with a sake butter sauce, Hoisin BBQ Ribs, Miso Honey Duck Breast, Pad Thai, Singapore Fried Rice and spicy Kapow. Dessert items include Thai Tiramisu, and Sesame-Ginger Cheesecake.

Location
915 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (20) 629-4355

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Backstage

OUR STORY
For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors and performers to find jobs and career advice, and for casting professionals and talent seekers to find the right performers for their projects. Today, Backstage is the largest online casting platform in the United States, with over 4,000 roles posted every week, and over 100,000 members building their careers on the platform. Casting professionals can take advantage of sophisticated application management tools to make the job of finding the perfect performer a breeze.

CASTING YOU CAN TRUST
At Backstage, a team of casting experts review each casting notice posted to ensure the quality and legitimacy of the project, and to quickly reject any illegitimate listings. No other casting service takes the steps we do to protect performers. We take the safety and privacy of our members seriously, with the customer success team always available to respond to any questions or issues you may have on your journey as a performer.

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Bar Deco

Inspired by the art deco period and America’s industrial roots, the Bar Deco team is committed to bringing simple food and drink to the next level by mixing traditional preparation with globally-inspired flavors. Whether you are grabbing drinks after work with colleagues on our rooftop, meeting friends for dinner, or having a bite to eat before a game or concert across the street at the Verizon Center, you’ll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Bar Deco.

Location
717 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: (202) 774-5867

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Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company has been providing professional lighting and rigging equipment for over 65 years. Professionals from all industries turn to our team for lighting equipment, expendables, systems and rigging. Our expertise goes beyond equipment, as we provide ideas and solutions for entertainment and architectural projects. Whether you work in the television, film, theatre, museum, house of worship or architectural lighting communities, Barbizon Lighting has the knowledge, expertise, and service that sets us apart.  We not only provide equipment, expendables and accessories, but we also offer complete system integration, installation, commissioning, technical services, and support after the job is complete. We’re here to provide lighting and rigging equipment for most any application.

Location
6437 G General Green Way
Alexandria, VA 22312

Tel: 703-750-3900

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Bring Your Own Cocktail (BYOC)

Bring Your Own Cocktail is a craft cocktail company producing ready-to-drink, single serve cocktails you can enjoy anywhere, at anytime. Our cocktails are made with the finest ingredients; fresh-squeezed fruit juices, premium alcohols and made from scratch simple syrups to add a touch of sweetness. We prepare our cocktails in small batches to ensure the finished product is of the highest quality.

Location
Hamlin & Sussex LLC
703 Edgewood Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

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Bruegger’s

Everyone knows that New York City is the home of the best-tasting, most authentic bagels anywhere. So when the idea for Bruegger’s was born in in 1983, the first thing we did was head for the Big Apple. We learned the time-honored, traditional methods that had made New York famous for bagels like kettle-cooking the bagels, then baking in a real stone hearth oven. We spent two and a half years working with a professional bagel baker to perfect our recipe and process. Then we set off on our mission to introduce the authentic taste of New York-style bagels to the rest of America. But our neighboring state played an important role, too. Real made-in-Vermont cream cheese provides the smooth, delicious foundation for a dozen unique blends you’ll find only in our bakeries. From Onion & Chive to Jalapeño to Bacon Scallion, there’s a spread to complement every bagel — and every craving.

Location
Bruegger's
505 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-393-1663

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California Tortilla

We are California Tortilla and we are Mexican Re-Imagined. From the ingredients, to the preparation, to customer service, we’ve re-imagined them all to transform a “quick bite” into a mouth-watering, crave-inducing, I can’t wait to come back experience.

THE FLAVOR / Our Chef-Inspired Creations blend flavors from around the world with the best of Mexican. At Cal Tort you’ll find addictive combinations like Honey Lime, Korean BBQ and our signature California Screamin’. And just in case you are looking to turn up the heat on your favorite dish, Cal Tort is home to the Wall of Flame with 75 hot sauces.

THE PREP / Our ingredients take the definition of fresh to a new level- no freezers, #1 Hass avocados, Roma Tomatoes, all white meat chicken breast, Grade A Sirloin steak. We chop, slice and smash by hand. No large batch-cooking here. We make everything in small batches throughout the day, so it’s fresh and tasty.

THE EXPERIENCE /
Guests aren’t a number at Cal Tort. They are individuals… people, and people that we really like and want to see again. From the time you walk in the restaurant to the moment you leave, we will do whatever we can to make your time with us great. Smiles, questions answered, menu suggestions offered and warm genuine service. And expect to have some fun. From promotions like pop-tart day, to the Monday Night Wheel and Burrito Elito rewards, we keep things interesting. We are California Tortilla and we invite you to experience Mexican Re-Imagined.

Location
728 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s (CHAW’s) mission is to build community through the arts. It is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 by Sally Crowell and other community members who were interested in sharing their artistic expertise with children and adults. Arts instruction classes were held in several Capitol Hill churches until, in the late 1970’s, the organization obtained the use of the old B.B. French School (545 Seventh St, SE) from the District of Columbia government. CHAW embarked on an extensive renovation of the facility (which had been closed for many years) through a partnership with the Marines of the 8th & I Street Barracks, neighborhood businesses, and local residents. Federal financial support from the U.S. Department of the Interior helped to fund the endeavor. The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop moved into the fully renovated building in 1980.

The Workshop facility includes a dance studio (which doubles as a recital hall), paint studio, black box theater, art gallery, complete ceramics/pottery studio, a photography darkroom (the only “open” darkroom in D.C.), private music instruction studios, and business offices.The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located in a racially and economically diverse neighborhood. Students, artists, faculty, audiences, and staff come from diverse communities throughout the Capital Region – and especially from Capitol Hill. CHAW is continually evolving to meet the needs of the community.

Location
545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 547-6839

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Carlyn Davis Casting

Carlyn Davis Casting stands alone as the “Go To” Casting company in this market. Our casting staff has extensive experience in film and video production. Our president, Carlyn Davis, is a member of C.S.A., on the Board of Emmy’s and has been Casting in this market since 1992.
The thousands of talent presented in this interactive website are freelance and a good representation of what the 2nd largest Equity market in the nation has to offer.

We have pre-auditioned each person presented here. You can find not only your Dayplayers and Hosts, but your Voice Over Artists, Models and even Background performers. This site is an excellent Casting Tool for Producers. We know this market’s talent. We understand our clients needs. We can find the right talent for every role and are the strongest Casting Team you will find in the DC/MD/VA region.

Location
Carlyn Davis
124 E. Broad Street., Unit C-2
Falls Church, VA 22046

Tel: 703-532-1900

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Cinematcher

Cinematcher is a matchmaking app for film, T.V. and digital media jobs and events. Our unique algorithm and swiping coupled with our Geo locator enables users to hire and get hired for projects – in an instant, all over the world. Cinematcher is a mobile application for smartphones and tablets that seamlessly matches a diverse pool of candidates to projects based on their unique profiles and experiences. Breaking into the industry and locating and retaining talent has never been as easy or cost effective. This application is an essential tool for any prospective or current member of the industry.
Lights. Camera. Connect.

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Clif Bar

GOOD FOOD…CRAFTED WITH A PURPOSE
At Clif, we’re passionate about food. Food that feeds and inspires the adventure in all of us. Whether you’re going on a hike, hitting the slopes, or competing in a triathlon, our recipes are purposefully crafted to help provide the energy you need.

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Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center

ABOUT US / Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (CHACC), was established to explore arts and culture of people of the African Diaspora (descendants of people from Africa), specifically, communities of African Americans, residing East of the Anacostia River. CHACC’s purpose is to develop and expand cultural and artistic opportunities for residents, beginning in Ward 8 and expanding to Ward 7. One of the most urgent needs and highest priorities of CHACC is to weave children and youth into the fabric of the economic revitalization occurring in communities in Wards 7 and 8.

OUR MISSION / CHACC’s mission is to expose, inspire and educate both youth and adults to the rich arts and cultural opportunities in Wards 7 and 8, from a historical and modern day prospective. The center is a catalyst in igniting creativity, balance, and economic prosperity, east of the Anacostia River.

Location
3200 MLK Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032

Tel: (202) 505-1938

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Cosi

Eat Good, Do Good

Cosi is more than flatbread sandwiches and signature salads – we’re a family of foodies committed to making the world a better place.

Location
Cosi
700 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202-824-0730

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District Taco

Always Fresh, Always Mexican

In 2009, two neighbors got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch District Taco as a food truck. District Taco has since grown and now operates multiple locations in and around Washington DC. Our mission is to serve quality Mexican (Yucatan style!) food that is fresh, simple and healthy. All of our food is made fresh daily from quality ingredients. We strive to limit our impact on the environment by serving in environmentally-friendly packaging where possible. If at any time your experience at District Taco is less than the best, please come speak with us and let us know so we can make it right. You may also contact us at taco@districttaco.com. As we say, “Orale!” which roughly translates to “Right On!”

Location
1309 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 347-7359

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EagleBank

We were founded on the realization that banks were largely failing their communities because they were simply not part of them. So with a desire to change that, we set a new standard for banking. These standards are the reason we’ve become the go-to community bank in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and we hope to continue serving the people and businesses around us.

Location
700 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: (202) 628-7300

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Ford’s Theater

The site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Visit Ford’s Theatre and step back in time. While at our historic site, you will learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation. We are a popular Washington, D.C., tourist destination and welcome more than 650,000 visitors a year. Ford’s Theatre presents live theatre on stage regularly, so our daily visit schedule varies.

Location
511 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 347-4833

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GALA Hispanic Theater

GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos) Hispanic Theatre is a National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the nation’s capital. Since 1976 GALA has been promoting and sharing the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience, creating work that speaks to communities today, and preserving the rich Hispanic heritage for generations that follow. By developing and producing works that explore the breadth of Latino performing arts, GALA provides opportunities for the Latino artist, educates youth, and engages the entire community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. GALA has staged over 200 productions, ranging from classical Spanish theater to contemporary Latin American plays, original musicals, and works by local Latino youth; toured elementary schools with bilingual children’s programs; and participated in national and international theater festivals.

GALA partners regularly with other local arts groups, including the In Series, Young Playwrights’ Theater, and Washington Performing Arts Society, with whom it co-presents the annual ArteAmericA series.  Over the years, ArteAmericA has introduced Washington D.C. audiences to over 100 established and cutting-edge performing artists, including Tito Puente, Guillermo Gómez Peña, Lila Downs, and Gilberto Gil, and provided hundreds of local school children the opportunity to participate in workshops with these talents.

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Gediyon Kifle

Gediyon Kifle is a Washington, D.C.-based award-winning photography whose client list and published work include: Gourmet, Elle a’la Carte, Savoy, The Times Picayune and the Washington Post magazine. His work can be found in private collections and museums throughout the United States and Africa.

Location
923 F Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 271-9475

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Green Hat Distilled Gin

New Columbia Distillers is a family business owned by Michael Lowe and his wife, Melissa Kroning and John Uselton and his wife, Elizabeth Lowe. John and Michael come to their passion for craft distilling by wearing many hats in the restaurant and liquor business—not to mention the military and legal worlds. From Houston to Boston to Washington, John has worked in all capacities of front-of-house restaurant work—from humble busboy to award-winning bar- tender to savvy manager. Michael spent a couple of years on a Navy submarine and a few more at private DC law firms. He retired from the law in 2008, bought himself several cocktail books and started investigating the art and science of distilling.

In 2011 John and Michael were the first to bring craft distilling to DC. After a brief apprenticeship with Dry Fly Distillery, they located a home for their distillery in a 90-year-old warehouse near the Art Deco landmark Hecht Co. warehouse on New York Ave. When they learned the history of The Man In The Green Hat, they knew they had a name for DC’s own signature gin.

Location
New Columbia Distillers LLC
1832 Fenwick St. NE
Washington DC 20002

Tel: 202-733-1710

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Half Pops

WE ARE A SMALL TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO EMBRACE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION – WE JUST HAPPEN TO REALLY LOVE FOOD. It all started with an idea, a slightly obsessed founder, some uncooked popcorn and lots and lots of testing. Mike Fitzgerald (Fitz) was on a mission to perfect the process on how to create a crunchier version of popcorn…you know, the best part. Conceptually, it sounds pretty easy to do…but easy, it wasn’t, or someone probably would’ve figured this out a long time ago. Fitz was crazy about the idea (and possibly a little crazy in general) so he built a small factory hoping to find the perfect popcorn crunch. A couple of years and tens of thousands of pounds of popcorn later, he finally nailed it! Family and friends around Seattle were gobbling it up. Since all great ideas deserve such treatment a US Patent was filed, a brand name was created (Halfpops…genius) and Halfpops were available in stores in April of 2011. The business was born.

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Hint Water

We love our tasty water that’s 100% natural goodness. hint water is water, just more delicious. hint water and hint fizz have 0 sugar, 0 diet sweeteners, 0 stevia, 0 preservatives, 0 calories, and 0 gmos. we promote a policy of 0 fake (and we’re super proud of it!). hint is pure wholesome water with nothing but natural fruit oils and essences – now there’s a hintcentive you can happily drink to!

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Honeygrow

honeygrow is about thinking different when it comes to our approach, our style + our people. Founded by Justin Rosenberg in Philadelphia in 2012, honeygrow brings people together over the highest quality, wholesome, simple foods. As a newly converted proponent of a plant-based diet and tired of the mediocrity in both food and experiences presented by many of the older + emerging fast dining options, Justin decided to leave the cubicle world, train in a fine-dining kitchen, and pursue a life that spoke to his passion: creating awesome things through the lens of nourishing foods.

Location
716 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: (202) 804-4282

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Impact Hub

Impact Hub Washington DC is a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social, economic and environmental change. Members have access to a local & global community of change agents, coworking space options (including amenities such as wifi, coffee/tea, privacy booths, printing & more), frequent events, discounted event & meeting space rentals & more. Visit ‘Become a Member’ to view full benefits & pricing. Impact Hub Washington DC is a certified B Corporation. Being a B Corp strengthens our resolve to achieve higher social & environmental standards, and empowers others in our community to do the same. Learn more about B Corps.

Location
419 7th Street NW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 545-6745

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In3

In3 is the District of Columbia’s first community space focused on inclusion, innovation and incubation. The incubator is committed to creating a collaborative environment where under-resourced members have access to the space and services needed to build or grow a successful business. In3 will improve the business landscape in the District by providing members with the right tools and access to financial, technical and professional resources.

Location
2301-D Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: (202) 407-7300

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IndieFlix

IndieFlix brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world. IndieFlix has over 8,000 high quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV and web series from 85 countries, 2500 film festivals and the top film schools. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is a membership-based streaming service that has become one of the most meaningful global online platforms. IndieFlix is a pioneer in the industry, paying filmmakers for every minute their movie is watched in a win-win model that increases filmmaker’s payout as the company grows. You can watch on the free IndieFlix app available in the Apple and Google app stores, on any internet connected device, and on home entertainment systems with Roku, Apple TV (Airplay) and more.

Location
4314 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112

Tel: (323) 940-3549

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Kimberley Skyrme Entertainment

Kimberly sees herself as an Artist, she paints her canvas with People. Her acting background enhances her skills for communicating the specific language used between directors and actors. Combining her love of filmmaking and her ability to find the “right face for the right place” she continues to work around the clock on current and future projects. She works directly with Producers and Directors during the development, creative, and pre-production phases. Personal attention is paid to all phases of casting from the initial meeting to hear the Director’s vision, to talent selection, audition logistics and post production needs. In addition to the pre-screening of talent and creative selection of the most qualified actors, her services also include live, video, or audio auditions. Kimberly facilitates and attends all auditions and call back sessions. She and her team can handle rehearsal schedules, script delivery, wardrobe requirements, fittings, final call times, directions and location information.

Location
4313 Sheridan Street
University Park, MD 20782

Tel: 301-927-4462

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Kimberly Skyrme Casting

Kimberly began her career as a Casting Director in 1990, after graduating from American University in Washington DC as a Theatre Major with a minor in Modern Dance, her roots started at Central Casting, and in 1993 she started her own company, Capital Casting. With help of many wonderful Actors, she has worked on film, television, and radio projects in cities across the US for major movie studios, advertising agencies, and numerous regional film companies. Her unceasing dedication toward the art of professional casting has earned her a long-standing reputation in the industry, as well as life-long friendships. She has supported studio features, independent films, commercials, videos, and well known TV series. Her portfolio includes work on Deep Impact, Hearts in Atlantis, Beloved, Pelican Brief, True Lies, Unsolved Mysteries, Death of a Nation, Group House, Camouflage, and a Bud Light commercial. She has also garnered kudos for her work in music videos, games, interactive programs, training videos, radio and theatre.

Location
4313 Sheridan Street
University Park, MD 20782

Tel: 301-927-4462

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LumaForge

We are a group of filmmakers, editors, colorists, and creatives building the tools we need to tell our stories. There are server companies that have gone into the movie business, and then there are movie people who’ve gone into the server business… we are the latter. If you asked any of us a few years ago whether we thought we’d be running a technology company we’d have laughed you out of the room. Storage and servers are boring, not sexy at all, and have very little to do with actually making movies. Besides, at the time everything seemed to be working well enough; movies were getting made, nobody was complaining too much, and if we just kept buying bigger hard drives every couple of years we’d be right as rain. Then came cheap 4K, FCPX , Resolve, Creative Cloud and “collaborative workflow” and the cracks began to show. The computers were fast enough, and the software was amazing, but there was something holding us back… can you guess what it was?

We didn’t need bigger hard drives and faster RAID’s, what we needed was for everyone to work together from one place; we needed to collaborate. Well, too bad. Soon the idea of buying a never-ending supply of external hard drives to go with our new cameras bummed us out no matter what version of Thunderbolt it supported. If nobody was going to give us what we wanted, we would have to do it ourselves. Over the last 4 years we reluctantly became experts on anything and everything related to storage, networking, workflow, and digital filmmaking. We’ve tested, broken, and bricked more expensive pieces of silicon and asked more dumb questions to very smart people than we’d care to admit, but our cause was noble. We just want a better way to make movies.

During our R&D phase we realized that even the “big guys” with their half-million dollar SANs and complex fibre channel networks weren’t happy either. Editors on a shared network practically needed an IT degree to cut a movie, as well as anger management classes to cope with beachballs and latency. It turns out this storage problem was much bigger than we thought, and it became crystal clear that the storage technology that made the digital revolution possible a decade ago wasn’t going to cut it in today’s world of modern content creation and consumption. The entire model had to be reimagined; we were back to the drawing board. Fast-forward to today and you’ve got a technology company run by story tellers who are constantly trying to push the envelope. We hope you like what we’ve done.

– Sam, Eric & Josh

Location
6608 Lexington Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

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Miracle Theatre

History

The Miracle Theatre is located on Capitol Hill in the historic Barracks Row neighborhood. The original building, the Meader Theater, opened on December 27, 1909 as a vaudeville theatre with a mix of entertainment, including motion pictures and live performances. The building continued to operate as a movie theatre under several names until 1960: Meader, New Meader, Family and Academy. During the theatre’s many transitions and renovations it showed a variety of films including silent, triple-feature westerns and in the late 1950s, foreign films. In 1962, The People’s Church purchased the building and served the Capitol Hill community for half a century. On March 23, 2011, National Community Church purchased it, launching its seventh location in the metro DC area and embarking on a mission to revive the building’s rich history as a movie house and live entertainment destination.

Today

The Miracle Theatre is a second-run movie theater and live performance venue, and the newest oldest movie theater in Washington, DC. Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” A well-created story transports. It provokes thought and invites us to reimagine. It inspires and beckons us to experience the everyday miracles all around. At The Miracle, we celebrate great art, music, and storytelling that is beautiful, truthful, aspirational, or just plain fun. Come to The Miracle and be transported. Let us make your day miraculous

Location
35 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 400-3210

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Pond 5

Pond5 is a New York based online marketplace for royalty-free media. The company licenses royalty-free footage, music, sound effects, after effects, images and 3-D models. It is reported to have the world’s largest collection of stock footage.

Location
80 Fifth Avenue, 18th floor
New York, NY 10011

Tel: (646) 233-2155

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Potter’s House

The Potter’s House is a nonprofit café, bookstore, and event space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Since opening our doors in 1960 we have been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. After closing in 2013 for major renovations, The Potter’s House re-opened in spring 2015 with a renewed space and revitalized offerings. In our rapidly changing city – one in which development so often means displacement – The Potter’s House is a deeply rooted space where we can build relationships across our differences, envision just alternatives, and grow the movements that will make them possible.

Location
1658 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: (202) 232-5483

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Pro Cuts Editing Services

We at Pro Cuts Editing Services pride ourselves in our specialized approach to video post production. We offer Professional Video Editing, Multimedia, Graphics, custom Blu Ray/DVD Authoring, Replication and Duplication, Streaming Video, Edit Suite Rentals, Web Design and Development, PowerPoint/Keynote Slideshows along with consultation, internet-based research and digital storage solutions, making us a great stress reliever for all who want to make their video shine. For videographers and photographers, we are the perfect way to elevate those final hour frustrations. Many have found themselves busy with shoots and inevitably behind in their editing work. Working with our firm, will reduce your post production tension. We are your partner, not your competitor. For non-professional videographers and photographers, we pride ourselves in providing educated editing for your video. Thereby, making your perfect lasting memory. Serving Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond.

Location
Pro Cuts Editing Services
2138 Priest Bridge Court, Suite 1
Crofton, MD 21114

Tel: (301) 464-5067

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Route 11 Chips

From the moment we dropped our first batch of chips back in the early days of 1992, we understood our destiny as a high quality producer. Instead of succumbing to the frenzy of mass production, we took advantage of our small size and made chipping our personal art form. The payoff was immediate: an incredible potato chip!

If you’re already a Route 11 fan, thank you for keeping us so busy here in chip land. And, if you’ve never had a Route 11 potato chip, it’s about time!! Here you can order online, find a store near you that carries Route 11, get directions to our factory, learn about our goal of becoming a waste free facility, or just read about how we got started in this unusual business.

With a secret recipe and superior ingredients, our mission is to make an outstanding product in a safe and clean environment. In this world of uncertainty that we live in, we believe comfort food should be just that. Know where your food comes from!

Location
11 Edwards Way
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

Tel: 1-800-294-SPUD

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Snacklins

Whether you call them cracklings, pork rinds, scratchings or chicharones, your VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE option has now arrived!

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Spot Hero

SpotHero is an on-demand parking mobile app- and website-based marketplace that connects parking lots, parking garages and valet services that comprise the marketplace for parking spaces with drivers who need to find and reserve them.  We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the E Street Cinema SpotHero Parking Page to book parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.  New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code DCSHORTS for an extra $5 off parking!

Tel: 202-999-3586

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Student Filmmaker Magazine

Our goal is to inspire, educate and promote motion picture production and artistry. Film and Video makers of all levels can network, learn and grow in our Community. We review technology, new techniques, new workflows and creativity in the five distinct stages of production: Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution. Additionally, we post industry trade show news and updates of film and video related products and services. As new and emerging independent filmmakers and working film and video professionals in the film, television, and motion picture industry, we never stop learning in our careers. With the rapid application of new technologies, new techniques, and new trends in motion picture and video production, we are all students.

Tel: 917-743-8381

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TaKorean

With a deep love and appreciation for food, founder and CEO Michael Lenard, opened TaKorean in August 2010 out of a 1985 Ford step van that he converted to a food truck. A native of Washington, DC, Lenard is determined to provide healthy, well-balanced meals at a reasonable price to his fellow Washingtonians. Since 2010, TaKorean has expanded to four fixed locations in Washington, DC.

Location
13th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Teaism

Teaism is a locally owned restaurant with 3 locations in DC. We are passionate about serving top quality loose leaf tea and fresh, healthy food!

Location
Penn Quarter
400 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-638-6010

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Via

We’ve built revolutionary technology that is changing the way people get around cities. Using Via, a ride booked on your phone costs little more than the bus. Via is on-demand transit on a mass scale; it’s smart transportation that’s friendly to our planet. Currently live in NYC, Chicago, and Washington DC we’re backed by some of the world’s top investors and aggressively expanding.

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7. Supporting Cast

48 Hours Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families.

Tel: info@48hourfilm.com

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72 Film Fest

The 72 Film Fest is an annual time based film competition where teams have 72hours to make a movie. Based just outside the DC/Baltimore metropolitan area in Frederick, MD- 72 Film Fest inspires and challenges filmmakers to create a movie based around a specific annual theme. 2016 Marks the ELEVENTH year for Frederick Maryland. 72 Fest was founded with the introduction of the 72 Film Fest in 2006. Our Mission: To provide an outlet for the creative community by hosting challenges in the fields of filmmaking, stage, writing, and other arts.

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Actors’ Center

The Actors’ Center (AC) is a membership group and a non-profit organization created by and for actors in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Since its inception in 1981, the AC has grown into a large and diverse community of more than 1,100 active, talented members, including theater artists of all types and ranging from early-career beginners to experienced professionals.

Location
1810 16th St NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-332-1911

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AFIDOCS

AFI DOCS is the nation’s documentary film festival known for showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world.  AFI DOCS is also the only film festival in the United States that offers the unique opportunity to connect film audiences with national opinion leaders, filmmakers and intriguing film subjects. With conversations and experiences you won’t experience at any other film festival, AFI DOCS harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change. Screenings during this annual five-day event take place in landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region.  Throughout the year the AFI DOCS FILM SERIES brings audiences in the nation’s capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking.

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Alexandria Film Festival

Celebrating 11 years of independent film from around the world, the Alexandria Film Festival offers an enriching cinematic opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers alike by bringing high quality, diverse, and thought-provoking films to Alexandria, Virginia. The 11th anniversary Alexandria Film Festival will be held November 9–12, 2017.

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Anacostia Arts Center

The Arts Center opened in 2013. It is 9,300 square feet, and includes a 1,000 square feet Black Box Theater; space for five galleries/boutiques; a short term exhibition gallery called Blank Space SE, a café, and an 800 square feet lounge area. Learn about the building’s history. While The Arts Center is new, its parent organization, ARCH Development Corporation, has been working in Anacostia since 1991. For the majority of its history, ARCH focused on neighborhood small scale business development and general business support.

Location
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Tel: 202-631-6291

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Arlington Independent Media

Arlington Independent Media (AIM) is a nonprofit membership organization and community media center in Arlington, Virginia. We provide training and access to media technologies, and facilitate the creation of video, audio, web and digital content. AIM is committed to cultivating the voices in our community that might otherwise not be heard.

Since 1982, AIM has continuously provided a video production equipment, facilities, training, and access to a basic cable television channel to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Our members use their skills to produce powerful local media content that highlights the people, places, organizations, businesses and events in our community. Our video programming can be found on in Arlington County on the two public access cable television channels we operate: Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38.

AIM’s facility, located in Clarendon just off Wilson boulevard, is equipped with the latest in media-making tools including an HD three-camera television studio, a state-of-the-art audio production suite, portable audio and video equipment, two editing stations, a Mac computer lab, a mobile production van, and more. With the historic launch of WERA-LP 96.7 FM, Radio Arlingon in December 2015, AIM continues needs of the diverse population of Arlington County and the DC metro area in exciting new ways. Take a look at our class offerings and consider becoming a member to take advantage of everything we have to offer.

Location
2701-C Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Tel: 703-524-2388

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Arune LLC

Arune is a startup design and consumer products company. We create and produce useful physical and digital products to benefit our users and our community. We also produce live events to promote creativity and build networks of creative people.Here at Arune, we are committed to helping our customers achieve their goals. We create useful products that facilitate positive expression. Our products encourage expression and creativity in all forms. We are dedicated to promoting success and empowering dreams. In addition to helping our customers, we want to change lives and help the planet. In order to have a greater impact, we link our sales to a beneficial cause. We plant a tree for every physical product we sell. Help us, help others.

Location
11160 Veirs Mill Road
Suite LLH-18-135
Wheaton, MD 20902

Tel: (202) 713-5297

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Asian Pacific American Film Festival

The mission of the DC Asian Pacific America Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and encourage the artistic development of APA films in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

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Baltimore Webfest

Baltimore’s first New Media Web Fest #BNMWEBFEST. Baltimore’s New Media Web Festival! Celebrating New Media Content and community. Featuring celebrity judges, panel discussions.

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Barracks Row Main Street

Our Mission
The mission of Barracks Row Main Street is to revitalize 8th Street SE as a vibrant commercial corridor reconnecting Capitol Hill to the Anacostia River using historic preservation and the arts as economic development tools and benefiting the broadest possible local community.

Our Vision Statement
Our vision for Barracks Row is to create a vibrant business district steeped in history. The gateways to the business district invite customers into the first major commercial street of the old Federal City. Eighth Street SE is still a thriving commercial district scene, with many retail shops and restaurants enjoyed by community members in a safe and clean environment.

Location
731 8th Street, SE
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 544-3188

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Bethesda Film Festival

The fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings.

Location
Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Tel: (301) 215-6660

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British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Location
British Council
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Capital Fringe

WHAT IS CAPITAL FRINGE

At Capital Fringe our focus is on expanding audiences appetites for independent, Fringe theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art.

Capital Fringe is a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of the DC’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.

Location
1358 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Tel: 202-737-7230

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Capital Irish Film Festival

March 2- March 5, 2017
2017 Film Submissions Now Open

Submission Entries

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CIFF showcases films about subjects pertaining to all of Ireland, Irish identity and culture or that are examples of Irish artistry. Entries are invited for feature-length or short films, including comedy, drama, documentary, animation, experimental and musical. CIFF welcomes Irish language films, which must contain English subtitles.

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Charm City Fringe

Our Mission: The City, A Stage…Charm City Fringe is a nonprofit that develops, showcases, and celebrates new and innovative theatre and performing arts in Baltimore.

Charm City Fringe (CCF) is held in Baltimore, Maryland. CCF provides a platform for artists to elevate their work and reach new audiences, while eliminating obstacles and allowing audiences to discover and explore new artists and works. Charm City Fringe holds an annual Fringe festival each November, as well as other semi-regular productions, while offering opportunities for young people to get interested & involved through workshops and volunteer opportunities.

Together, Baltimore’s theater community is greater than the sum of its parts. Charm City Fringe, Inc. aims to connect and elevate the theater community, engage existing audiences, attract non-traditional theatergoers, and reach out to communities not commonly represented. We look to cultivate Baltimore as a hub for theater and the performing arts and expand, strengthen, and enhance creative learning opportunities for Baltimore’s youth.

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Chesapeake Film Festival

October 27 – October 30, 2016

With all of today’s movie viewing options, the film festival is still the only place to see great new works, discover hidden treasures, and engage with the heart of an artist.  Building on a legacy of diversity and quality, Chesapeake Film Festival’s 9th annual program will sharpen its focus on stories of particular interest and care to our region and community. Join the Discovery and share your interests!

Location
101 Marlboro Ave, Ste 53
Easton, MD 21601

Tel: 410-822-3500

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Cine

CINE honors and champions the creators of exceptional media content. CINE builds and supports a community of professional, emerging and student film, television and digital content creators through the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, the CINE Connects mentorship program, the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest, and related skill-building programs.

Location
1003 K Street, NW
Suite 208
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: (507) 400-CINE (2463)

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Click on This Show

lick On This Show is an online Music and Entertainment Video Magazine – Online since 2009. Hosts have covered interviews in New York City, DC, Los Angeles, Morgantown, Va., Miami, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah and Austin Texas. We’ve covered The Sundance Film Festival, South By Southwest, The NAB Show, Fire Fly Music Festival, and the Showbiz Expo.

Interviews have included: actor Anthony Anderson, Actress Angela Bassett, actress Darby Stanchfield, actor Cuba Gooding Jr, Singer/actor Nick Jonas, TV creator/ Writer Norman Lear, Priscilla Presley, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, singer Michael Bublé, actor Patrick Dempsey, Actor Kevin Bacon, Actress Lisa Kudrow, actor Keanu Reeves, Terri Nunn and her band Berlin, Benji and Joel Madden (of Good Charlotte), Rosie O’Donnell, Melissa Leo (Treme), David Simon (Treme, The Wire), actor Kellan Lutz, actor Jeffrey Tambor, Tommy and Shelby Chong, actor Kevin Sorbo, race car drivers Danica Patrick, Mike Conway, Simona De Silvestro, actresses Rachel Leigh Cook, Kristin Kreuk, Kristin Wiig, Ariel Winter (Modern Family), comedian/ actors Ray Romano, Marlon Wayans, actor/ director Jason Bateman, actor/ director Jon Favreau, actress Ellen Barkin, actor Jeremy Irons, singer Taylor Dayne, actor Jason Priestly, the bands the Strange Familiar, Ariana and the Rose, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Spandau Ballet, DJ Jes, DJ Markus Schulz, R5 and so many more!

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Combat Cinema

Mission Statement

Rapidly deploy worldwide into the full spectrum of military operations to capture, edit and transmit high definition still and video imagery in support of commanders’ tactical, operational, and strategic objectives.

What does Combat Camera do?

Combat Camera acquires and utilizes still and motion imagery in support of combat, information, humanitarian, Special Forces, intelligence, reconnaissance, engineering, legal, public affairs, and other operations involving the Military Service. Combat Camera is separate from Public Affairs and focuses on purely documenting events as they happen, providing on the ground commanders with priceless imagery and situational awareness of the battlefield.

Location
55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)
845 Chisholm Ave.
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5505

Tel: (301) 677-5343

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Creative Edge Collaborative

We have decided to change the way film works in our communities. We are focusing on 3 initiatives:

SHOW:
Partner with local film-makers and distributors to screen global film. Create a global film experience that entertains local residents and attracts visitors.

LEARN:
Partner with local high schools to encourage young filmmakers.

INNOVATE:
Partner with local film professionals to change the way film works.

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CulturalDC

CulturalDC makes space for art. Each year CulturalDC serves over 1,000 artists and arts groups and 30,000 audience members through the activation of art space and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts at our two spaces, Flashpoint and Source, and in nontraditional venues across the city. Through our programs and services we work with artists, arts organizations and real estate developers to build the creative infrastructure that fuels the arts and builds community in Washington, DC.

Location
CulturalDC & Flashpoint / 916 G Street, NW / Washington, DC 20001
Source / 1835 14th Street, NW / Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-315-1305

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Day Eight

In some faiths it is said that the world was made in seven days. The name Day Eight asks us to remember that every day is the eighth day, the first day after creation. Day Eight’s programming strives to expand the understanding of possibility, inspired by the act of creation as necessarily connected to a moment in time. Remembering the moment of creation – this moment – may be helpful in allowing creation of future days that are happier, healthier, and more fun.

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DC Adventure Film Festival

Our Mission

to inspire adventure across all generations and cultures,
to encourage outdoor activity,
to celebrate the outdoor experience, and
to educate through the power of film.

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DC Black Film Festival

The DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF) is dedicated to showcasing quality film, web series and television content by and about people of African descent. We support emerging artists striving to add diversity to the images and storytellers working in the entertainment industry. The DCBFF is committed to playing an integral role in discovering, celebrating and helping films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public.

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DC Chinese Film Festival

September 22 – September 25, 2016

Founded in 2011, DCCFF bring together artists, film professionals, film lovers, and scholars to Washington DC, the capital of documentary and independent filmmaking, for rare screenings, cutting-edge panel discussions, and networking events.

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DC Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Through our annual festival, year-round events, and online resources, we seek to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. Each March in Washington, DC, we host the largest environmental film festival in the United States, presenting more than 150 films to an audience of over 27,000. Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, our films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many of our screenings are free. DCEFF also partners with filmmakers, distributors, and venues to present environmental films throughout the year. Our Washington, DC location offers the unique ability for films and filmmakers to reach national decision makers. Founded in 1993, DCEFF is the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States. It has grown into a major collaborative cultural event both during the festival season and all year-round.

Location
1224 M Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 202-342-2564

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DC Film Society

he Washington, DC Film Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of quality mainstream, international and independent films. Members enjoy free sneak preview screenings and lots more.

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DC Filmmakers

The DC Filmmakers group is a community of people passionate about the moving image (film, video, television, web broadcast/streaming, … ). We look at digital production and film production as two side of the same coin. The group is a resource to network, make films, learn, teach, screen films, discuss business aspects of the industry, and to make friends. Our members include Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Writers, Editors, Actors, Audio Engineers, Lighting Gaffers, Grips, Audio Designers, Digital Artists, and Entertainment Lawyers.

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DC Fray

Our mission to #neverstopplaying is core to our foundation. Now as DC Fray, we have expanded our mission beyond sports to include events, travel, and fitness. We want to make fun a lifestyle to help motivate even more people to love what they do, and do what they love every single day.

Location
DC Fray (formerly United Social Sports, Inc.)
951 V Street, NE
Washington DC, 20018

Tel: 202-290-1969

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DC Independent Film Festival

DCIFF was launched in 1999 to nurture independent film. As a competitive festival, all films are Washington DC premieres and many are U.S. and world premieres. As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. By exhibiting world premiere screenings, hosting timely seminars and workshops, and even sponsoring discussions with the United States Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide.

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DC Labor Fest

The annual DC Labor FilmFest brings an array of new films and beloved classics about work and workers across the globe to the nation’s capital.

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DC Media Makers

DC Media Makers is now an official Adobe user group. We are the preeminent association of filmmakers, videographers, vloggers, bloggers, journalists, entertainers, writers, advocates, multi-media producers, tech enthusiasts, etc. We are dedicated to building local community, education to enhance media literacy, and promoting media production in all its forms. We trade video production knowledge, web production knowledge, teach newcomers how to make media, and share strategies to distribute media online. We feature guest presenters, critiques, and collaborative projects. Whether you are an old pro (-we have members from CNN, NBC, and NPR), an established videoblogger, or someone who wants to jump in but doesn’t know where to start, we welcome your involvement.

DC Media Makers believes peer learning is the best kind of learning, so we encourage you to participate, teach, and learn with us. When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.” So if you are passionately interested in all things digital (i.e. digital production, online video, podcasts, mobile blogging, screencasting, …) the group is for you. No matter what your level of experience with digital tech or media, there’s a place for you here. Share a favorite online video clip from your personal or professional portfolio or a new editing software or other production tips or a new project idea. Bottom line: DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in DC.

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DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

October 5 – 9, 2016

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DCPFAF is a non-profit, volunteer-run annual festival that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists in Washington, DC + surrounding areas.

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DC Public Library

The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city. We are proud to be a recognized force in the community for engaging the mind, expanding opportunities and elevating the quality of life.

Location
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202-727-0321

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DC Webfest

The Washington, DC Web & Digital Media Festival is the first festival that concentrates on future technology and entrepreneurship.

Tel: info@dcwebfest.org

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Destination Congress Heights

The mission of Destination Congress Heights is to support the establishment and implementation of lasting, comprehensive revitalization in the Congress Heights commercial corridor by investing in and expanding existing businesses while also attracting new businesses. Congress Heights, DC will be a walkable community focused on providing a safe and comfortable environment featuring an attractive and welcoming streetscape, imaginative use of public spaces, an infusion of DC culture and heritage, technology amenities and enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors alike with feasible and sustainable development.

Tel: 202-563-5201

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DMV Arts + Culture

We are patrons of the arts, connoisseurs, and culture enthusiasts. Greater DC Arts! is your community to experience the best in art, culture, and social events that the DMV has to offer. From visual arts to dance to comedy to music to theater and beyond, we are a community that embraces talent, expression, and culture in its many forms.

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Docs in Progress

Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which gives individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world. Creating community through documentary film. Docs In Progress creates and fosters a supportive community for documentary filmmakers. By developing, encouraging, and celebrating new and diverse voices in documentary film, we also seek to deepen the public’s experience, understanding, and appreciation for documentary as a form of art and expression. We do this by offering an array of programs and services aimed at aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers and the broader community.

Location
8700 1st Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tel: 301-789-2797

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Double Exposure: Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

In recent years, the creative landscape of films inspired by investigative reporting has flowered in unexpected and exciting ways, and across a variety of genres and platforms. Yet this flourishing of creativity comes just as the rights of journalists and visual storytellers are challenged on nearly every level—legally, financially, logistically and in terms of safety. And despite their common ground, journalists and filmmakers often remain strangers to each other. They tend to operate in distinct silos within their own ecosystems, missing out on the critical opportunity to interact and engage in an exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices.

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Downtown DC BID

The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) is a private non-profit organization that provides capital improvements, resources and research to help diversify the economy and enhance the Downtown experience for all. This special district, where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services, encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 properties from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. As a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader, the BID promotes public/private partnerships to create a remarkable urban environment.

Location
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 202-638-3232

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival

October 27 – November 11, 2017
Film Submissions Now Open

Devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world, The ESFF evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has shown everything – from the first film made in Somalia in 20 years, to Oscar nominated shorts from Australia, the USA and Ireland, as well as short films smuggled out of China and Iran – and hosted visiting film-makers from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK. We have hosted Q and A sessions with Mark Kermode, held pavement cinema screenings at pancake kiosk in town, hosted a night of Shetlandic shorts with visiting Viking warriors, and we’ve taken some of our best short films on tour to the Sardinia Film Festival and also to the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Our plans for next year include holding screenings in Tokyo at Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan’s biggest short film event, and we’re planning on holding screenings of animated shorts, curating short film nights for Hidden Door Arts Festival and much more!

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EuroAsia Shorts

EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.

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Film Neu

The newest films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Location
1990 K Street, NW
Suite 03
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: (202) 847-4700

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Filmfest DC

For over 30 years, Filmfest DC has sought to keep pace with global cultural and social activities. Today we find ourselves in a conundrum of opposing beliefs and shifting governmental policies, which have often divided citizens and forged a culture of “us vs. them.” As a reflection of our times, this year’s festival has taken on a special focus on issues ripped from today’s headlines in hopes of increasing clarity and civil discourse.

Our Opening Night feature, This is Our Land, looks at what can happen when a community faced with new immigrants and threatened job security becomes the target of right-wing operatives. The Justice Matters section of social issues films has been expanded and this year we have added Division & Debate, a new section exploring timely contentious issues. The Lighter Side section of international comedies, Trust No One, our thriller and espionage section and the Global Rhythms music series continue to be festival staples, along with World View, the core of the festival’s international program.

Filmfest DC would not be possible without the support of our Board of Directors, sponsors, staff, and hundreds of volunteers. Many people have generously shared their time and talent with us, and we want to deeply thank them. Good movies make the world a better place. Please join us for debut works by gifted directors, and a broad array of award-winning films from around the globe. We invite you to our annual adventure. We are very pleased to bid you welcome.

Tel: 202-234-FILM (3456)

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Frederick Film Festival

Our organization’s mission is to provide access and exposure to the art of film and film appreciation to the Frederick community through exhibition of films and other film-related educational activities. Also, to stimulate the recognition of the artistic merit of film and to foster an appreciation of different cultures, cultural artistic styles, and history through the viewing and discussion of international and documentary films.

Location
40 South Carroll
Frederick, MD 21701

Tel: (434) 298-4333

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Funniest Feds

Making a federal case out of comedy since 2007.

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GI Film Festival

The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened are voted on by fans. Others are screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.

The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers. Prizes are awarded annually to winners in three main categories: feature, documentary, and film shorts.  In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF also presents panel discussions, educational forums and special events, including: Movie screenings by international and domestic filmmakers. Awards presentation featuring a special celebrity major motion picture screening. Kick-off cocktail party and red carpet events, Special exhibitions, Hollywood “meet and greets,” and more…

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Global Impact Film Festival

Who We Are: Global Impact DC, brought to you by DCBX, is a socially- minded film festival that focuses on cultivating global outreach, celebrating culture and supporting non-profit organizations. Our Mission: Our mission is to empower lives by celebrating the power of media for social justice. Our Promise: We promise to bring audiences crucial “must see” documentaries and powerful narratives that provoke and inspire social change. Our goal is to bring together socially minded filmmakers, digital media professionals, social entrepreneurs and the like to create a social impact through film.

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Goethe Institute

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

Location
1990 K Street, NW
Suite 03
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: (202) 847-4700

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Golden Triangle BID

The Golden Triangle BID is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43 block neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.

Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle BID encourages economic development through capital improvement projects, a variety of engaging events, and public art projects. The BID also strives to increase quality of life through public safety and maintenance services. The BID is funded by a special tax that is paid by property owners within the neighborhood. The Golden Triangle BID’s working budget for FY2017 is $5,440,720 and can be divided as follows: $2,159,955 for Ambassador and Safe and Secure Programs; $1,096,000 for Public Realm and Capital Programs; $998,825 for Economic Development and Promoting the Brand; and $1,185,940 for Administration.

The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood. The staff serve as a first point of contact for member questions and issues and act as a key liaison between businesses and many city agencies. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle. The BID is dedicated to making the Golden Triangle a great place to live, work, and play.

Location
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tel: (202) 463-3400

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Greenbelt Access Television

Greenbelt Access Television (GATe) is a non-profit organization developed to bring public access to the Greenbelt area.  A Greenbelt City Council appointed committee was appointed to develop an independent organization to foster public cable access. In 1986, a charter was incorporated establishing GATe as a non-profit, 501 C(3) corporation. In 1997, with the accumulated fees from over the years, the Committee was able to hire Kjell Forsting, a pioneer for cable in his native Sweden. Mr. Forsting had the foresight to purchase a digital editing suite for the newly established GATE Studio in the renovated Community Center. In 2005, GATe sponsored its first Utopia Film Festival which continues every year due to the efforts of a volunteer committee. Each October, videos from around the world are screened in various spaces around Greenbelt. GATe has established its own designated channels on Comcast channel 77 and Verizon FiOS channel 19. Today, we keep Kjell Forsting’s vision alive by maintaining the digital quality he saw as the future of video production.

Location
Greenbelt Access Television
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tel: 301-507-6581

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Hillyer Art Space

Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary gallery dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts, locally, nationally, and internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations and the public. In addition to Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, IA&A also provides Traveling Exhibitions Services, graphic design services via our Design Studio, Cultural Exchange Programs, and a Membership Program.

Location
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 338-0325

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Historic Dupont Main Streets

The mission of Historic Dupont Main Streets is to promote, coordinate, and maintain the cultural, economic, and environmental qualities of Dupont Circle to make it an exemplary place to live, work, shop, and play.

Location
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
9 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036

Tel: 202-656-4487

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Immigration Film Festival

October 20 – 23, 2016

We are a group of unpaid volunteers working year-round to produce an annual film festival bringing stories of immigrants and refugees to Capital area audiences.  The Immigration Film Festival is under the wing of the Washington Ethical Society, a nonprofit, humanistic religious congregation. Since it serves as the Festival’s fiscal sponsor, all donations are 100% tax free and dedicated exclusively to the Festival.  Our goal is to put faces on immigrants and tell the stories of global immigration through film, the most popular of media. We do this not only to entertain but also to inform and inspire action. We live in an interconnected web of being. Recognizing this, we aim to motivate viewers to take action to correct the injustices that lead to migration and the dislocations that result from immigration.

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IndieCapitol Awards

IndieCaptiol is an entertainment hub devoted to the independent film production scene in the Washington, DC metro area (a/k/a the DMV)

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ITVS

We partner with filmmakers who bring untold stories to public broadcasting to make a difference in the world.

Location
1435 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tel: (415) 356-8383

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Japanese Information and Cultural Center

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. The JICC is committed to enriching the relationship between Japan and the United States through an active, vibrant cultural exchange. We aim to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and diverse cultural programming.

For the past few decades, the JICC has provided the residents of District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland with an exciting artistic, educational, and cultural dialogue, often in partnership with local institutions like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, and many more. As we mark our 35th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to deepening the ties we have in the community as well as establishing new relationships moving forward.

Through our Educational Program, we invite students and adults from around the DMV to join us and explore the rich, dynamic history of Japanese culture. From samurai to robots to business etiquette, we welcome all ages to the Center to develop a deeper cultural awareness. To learn more about our Educational Programs and make a reservation, please visit our Educational Programs page.

The JICC in Washington D.C. provides services to the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. If you live outside these jurisdictions, we encourage you to find the closest cultural center to you through our Japanese Consulates page.

Location
1150 18th Street, NW
Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20036-3838

Tel: (202 238-6900

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Make a Movie in a Month

Our collaborative production challenge returns with “Make a Movie in a Month” (MMM 2016) ! Make a short film in about 30 days. Get experience, meet new friends, and have some fun. These are the goals of the production meeting. You asked to do it again and now you have the chance.

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March on Washington Film Festival

2017 FESTIVAL DATES: July 13th – July 22nd

“The focus of the entire film festival is the untold or lesser told stories of the civil rights movement. A focus on the thousands of men and women who courageously worked to make this nation whole.” -Robert Raben, festival founder

The March on Washington Film Festival strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival leverages the broad appeal of film, music, and the arts to tell these important stories to a wide audience. This year’s festival will span three cities—Atlanta, Washington, and New York—where we will host several film screenings. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion. These intimate and meaningful conversations made the inaugural festival a runaway success. We will once again pair films with live musical performances that reflect the songs and spirit of the era.

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Maryland Film Festival

MdFF Mission

The mission of the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) is to bring films, filmmakers, and audiences together in a friendly, inclusive atmosphere that reflects the unique aspects of our community, while participating in and adding to the larger film dialogue across the country and across the world. Film for Everyone.

About MdFF

Founded in 1999, MdFF brings films, filmmakers, students and audiences together in a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. Through the organization’s annual five-day Maryland Film Festival each May, daily programming at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, and the Maryland Filmmakers Fellowship, MdFF reflects the unique creative aspects of Baltimore’s community, while participating in the film and cultural dialogue across the country and the world. Film for Everyone. Every Day.

Location
5 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tel: (410) 752-8083

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Maryland International Film Festival

We are a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers, and educate the community.

Location
36 South Potomac Street
Suite 201
Hagerstown, Maryland

Tel: (916) 712-2781

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Mess Hall

We support up-and-coming food entrepreneurs by providing commercial kitchens, combined with institutional knowledge and extraordinary opportunities. Mess Hall supports a vibrant and diverse local food community. Our members come together to collaborate, leverage shared resources, and gain access to a breadth of professionals with decades of industry experience.

Our 10,000 sq ft facility boasts 4 shared kitchens, walk-in refrigeration, collaborative offices, ample storage, and an expansive event space where food brings people together. Recently, we hosted sold-out events including Ramen World, Sushi Belly Tower, The Warehouse Society (an invite-only supper club) and Capital Taste, along with various pop-ups, classes, fundraisers, and industry-related events. We’ve been a little busy since opening in October 2014, and we’ll find time to launch a new website soon. For now, please follow updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Location
Mess Hall
703 Edgewood Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

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Navteca

Navteca is a woman-owned technology services company focusing on emerging technologies and IT innovation, like cloud and virtual reality. A small business headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, Navteca develops, executes, and manages technical solutions for government clients like NASA and NOAA. The Navteca solutions team is comprised of AWS certified solutions architects and senior developers who are highly trained and experienced individuals. Navteca is passionate about furthering our clients’ missions through technology. Navteca = Navigating Technology.

Tel: (202) 505-1553

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New York City Independent Film Festival

The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers, the 8th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival is the place to be May 1 – 7, 2017. The festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans. We will be screening the best indie films and offering panels, classes, seminars and discussion groups as well as opportunities for the filmmakers and fans to mingle and network. The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. We will be screening narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animations and music videos. We are looking for filmmakers whose passion for the art form is real as they push films in new directions.

Our Mission
Showcase the best independent films, from all around the world, to the public and the entertainment industry in New York City.

Our Vision
To stay focused on the low budget films and emerging filmmakers, the true Indies, and to create the largest gathering worldwide of true indie filmmakers.

Location
358 West 44th Street
2 Floor
New York, NY 10036

Tel: (917) 608-4784

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North Beach American Film Festival

The North Beach American Film Festival showcases the best in American Independent Film, spotlighting national films that exhibit the vast multi-cultural and diverse aspects of American Life.

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Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association

Now twenty-five years old, the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association, PQNA for short, counts over 170 organizations as members. These include restaurants, shops, commercial office tenants, museums, hotels, theaters, non-profits, public agencies, property owners, and residences. The PQNA serves its members by promoting the many activities its members sponsor, whether it’s museum programs, lectures and films, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, wine dinners, book signings, lectures, or musical performances. PQNA also publicizes meetings that inform those in the neighborhood of plans being undertaken by public agencies and developments being constructed by private developers. In addition, the PQNA hosts monthly breakfast meetings on timely and relevant topics delivered by interesting speakers.

Location
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association
912 F Street, NW - Suite 508
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-626-0011

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Picture Lock

Picture Lock is an entertainment website, radio program and TV show! The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with both studio and indie filmmakers, actors, actresses, and everyone in between. Tune in to hear the show every Friday from 3-4PM on WERA 96.7FM Radio Arlington, live streamed at www.wera.fm!

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Queen City Film Festival

The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our sixth year, QCFF 2017 will be held October 5-8 at The Venue At Mezzos in Cumberland, Maryland. QCFF offers a four-day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland offers a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining, arts and entertainment and lots of events and activities.

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Reel Affirmations

Reel Affirmations Film Festival is Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Film Festival and Monthly Film Series. Our Annual film festival brings several days of NEW AND EXCITING international, documentary, short and feature films from all over the world to Washington as well as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A and celebrations. Our Monthly Film Series: Reel Affirmations XTRA keeps LGBTQ images and lifestories on the foreground of the Arts and Culture scene in Washington DC.

Location
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: (202) 682-2245

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Richmond International Film Festival

RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic brings more than 150 cutting edge films to RVA, plus nightly local, national and international music, industry panels, Q&As, red carpet awards, and entertainment mixers that usher the spirit of Hollywood into Virginia’s Bowtie Cinemas, various music venues, and the historic Byrd Theater, a venue touted by USA Today as “one of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States.” RIFF takes place Feb. 27th – March 5th, 2017 – tickets on sale now at www.rvafilmfestival.com

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Rosebud Film Festival

January 27 – January 29, 2017
2017 Film Submissions Now Open

Submission Entry

Since 1990 the Rosebud Film Festival has worked to recognize and honor the innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in regional film and video making, and to offer audiences with the finest in locally produced, contemporary work. For over 20 years, the competition has recognized and honored the innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in regional film and video making. All film types are welcome, including features, shorts, fiction, documentary, experimental, animated, and music videos. The competition is open exclusively to DC, Maryland, and Virginia filmmakers with works first released between January 1, 2015, and November 7, 2016. The five winners—including one Best of Show—will be announced at a gala awards celebration on the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Clarendon Ballroom. In addition to promotional opportunities and special screenings, the five winners will each receive $1,000 cash.

Location
2701-C Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Tel: 703-524-2388

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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

This year Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards® and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, will be held in Tokyo (5 venues) and Yokohama (1 venue) from 1 June (Thu) through 25 June (Sun).
Nearly 9,000 films from over 100 countries and regions around the world were in the running, with the cream of the crop — some 250 titles — being selected to screen at the festival.

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Short Shots TV

Short Shots TV Film Competition is a Washington DC Metropolitan Area based short film competition that will be televised and feature viewer based voting for the grand prize winner of $1000 and an interview episode. The curation of the show content is submission based, where filmmakers from Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia are invited to submit films no longer than 8 minutes to compete on the show. The show is created by the minds behind the IndieCapitol Awards and the producer’s of numerous independent films hailing from the Metropolitan area. The show will be hosted by Picture Lock Show’s Kevin Sampson and media personality Dee Sanae and the first season will start October 2017 on Washington’s WDC50.

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Shorts TV

ShortsTV is the global home of short movies.

We have the world’s largest catalogue of high quality short movies available on TV, online and in theaters, and also produce original short film content for broadcasters and brands. Our teams obtain only professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from the world’s most famous film festivals and independent suppliers. Through the acquisition of these films we offer professional short filmmakers an unparalleled commercial medium to develop their careers, and viewers an opportunity to see the best short movies from around the world – on TV, online and in theaters.

On TV, our channel is the world’s first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies. Available across the US and Europe, ShortsTV brings short stories to life in stunning high definition and covers the latest events in the short film industry. Online, we offer hundreds of the world’s best independent shorts for download from stores in over 90 countries, including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.

In theaters, we produce and distribute the annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical release, bringing the world’s top awarded short movies to the big screen. And on top of all that, we produce original short film content through our production division, Shorts Factory. Whether it’s for our own TV channel, or other broadcasters and brands, we use our unique expertise in short film to produce high quality short form content that entertains, educates and inspires.

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Smart Philm Festival

The SmartPhilm Festival brings to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region the first film festival with films shot exclusively with smartphones and other mobile devices. With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of apps, the ways creatives represent the world around us in digital media is rapidly changing.

SmartPhilm will level the playing field for all aspiring and professional filmmakers. Creative minds no longer need expensive cameras and equipment to bring their stories to life. All one needs is a smartphone that shoots video, write a script, make a movie, see it on the big screen.

Our goal is to provide a platform to the global artistic and storytelling community to document and produce their own stories in the most accessible way. The festival is open to aspiring and professional filmmakers of all ages. Selected films will be screened at during a one-day program at the inaugural SmartPhilm Festival in Arlington, VA. on May 13, 2017.

Tel: info@smartphilmfest.com

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Stone Soup Films

Vision: Nonprofits have greater social impact when they are empowered by effective storytelling. Stone Soup Films was founded in 2008 as a nonprofit production company that builds the capacity of worthy organizations by developing a pro-bono communications strategy represented in a professional promotional film.

We combine the assets of collaboration, mentorship, education, and community service by joining the volunteer efforts of hundreds of expert and novice filmmakers. Our goal is to tell the real-life stories of how local groups are transforming the lives of individuals in need. We help organizations tell their stories by going to the individuals they serve, and letting those clients’ stories of transformation be emblematic of the organization’s important work.

There is no doubt that good storytelling can make all the difference in their ability to connect with the target audience, whether it be for fundraising, information or visibility purposes. Any nonprofit serving the people of Washington, DC that does not have a current film or substantial communications budget is invited to apply for a Stone Soup film. The process includes developing a communications strategy and a marketing and distribution plan for the finished film.  If you have professional film experience or want to get involved on any aspect of production, please join us as a volunteer! Student filmmakers with an interest in serving the community are invited to apply for a formal internship.

Location
1921 Sunderland Place NW
Washington DC 20036

Tel: 202-337-1070

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Story District

Story District’s mission is to turn good stories into great performances, to be a platform for diverse perspectives, and to serve as a pipeline and training ground for new voices and talent in storytelling. Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District reaches an audience of more than 10,000 annually through the production of more than 25 performances, ongoing adult education classes, and custom trainings and performances for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. We value storytelling as a space for people to listen and be heard, connect with others, embrace different perspectives, examine their own lives, and explore what it means to be human.

Location
3329 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Tel: (202) 630-9828

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Street Sense

Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in our community since 2003. We offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness through media that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. Our innovative approach harnesses the talents, aspirations and hard work of men and women who are homeless. At Street Sense we define ourselves through our work, talents and character, not through our housing situation.

Location
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202) 347-2006

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Sunderland Shorts

In 2006, Sunderland became the first and only non-capital city to sign a Friendship Agreement with Washington DC. Since then, the two cities have been working in partnership to develop economic, educational and cultural relationships, providing the people of Sunderland with new experiences and opportunities.

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival is one of many creative industry initiatives that have been developed through this partnership and has seen creative professionals from both DC and Sunderland participate in exhibitions and academic exchange visits.

Established in 2014 and now in its third year, Sunderland Shorts was conceived and developed in collaboration with DC Shorts, a film festival with a thirteen year history, which has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most respected film festivals in the USA.

Location
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival c/o Sunderland City Council
Sunderland Software Centre
Tavistock Place
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR1 1PB
United Kingdom

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SunnysideVR

SunnysideVR is a full-service virtual reality studio based in Washington, DC with one simple, primary goal: to create awesome, immersive video content for advertising, marketing and journalism. While we make all kinds of videos, we specialize in 360° video, aka Virtual Reality, that engages and excites your audience by putting them in the middle of the action and adding a sense of presence that traditional video just can’t replicate. We create immersive video content for all VR platforms, including iOS, Android, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. We can even do 4D experiences with specialized hardware. We have taken on projects of all sizes with clients that range in size from Esteé Lauder and Twitter to small non-profits and arts organizations. We are a division of Sunnyside Productions, LLC, so we can also manage your traditional video or photography needs, as well, if you’d like other media content in addition to VR.

Tel: (202) 768-8360

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Television, Internet & Video Association of DC

The Television, Internet and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC), a local not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization was formed to serve the needs of the growing greater DC production community, including Maryland and Virginia.  Focused on the burgeoning local market, TIVA offers an entrée into a world of career opportunities, new-industry technology seminars, educational outreach, mentoring and award ceremonies.

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The Documentary Center @ GWU

The Documentary Center at the The George Washington University sponsors a wide-range of programs devoted to non-fiction film education, production, and exhibition. The Documentary Center is a chartered center under the umbrella of the Center for Innovative Media within the School of Media and Public Affairs.

Our centerpiece educational offering is the annual six-month Institute for Documentary Filmmaking that runs annually from January through June. We also offer specialty programs such as our prestigious International Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship. Finally, we offer a number of short courses and workshops such as our on-line courses, and customized story-telling workshops offered through SMPA’s Executive and Professional Education.

At the Documentary Center, non-fiction film comes to DC audiences through our Center Screen Showcase, and through our collaborations with partner organizations such as Docs in Progress and Women in Film and Video. Finally, you can see Documentary Center produced award-winning films across all platforms at home and abroad.

Location
The Documentary Center
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Tel: 202-994-6787

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The European Independent Film Festival

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. They provide a unique platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible. ÉCU has expressly established itself and is often referred to as the Sundance of Europe. As such, they are the perfect venue for bold and visionary filmmakers to present their work to the cinema-loving public who are actively seeking alternatives to commercial-hungry major studio projects. Their screenings of new and thought-provoking cinematic creativity attracts more than just the public, but agents, talent scouts, production company representatives, distributors, and established producers, all of whom are searching for inspiring projects and raw talent.

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The Metro DC Center

The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.To fulfill our mission, we focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building. We envision communities where LGBT people feel healthy, safe, and affirmed.

Center Arts is the home for our arts and cultural programs. This includes the Reel Affirmations Film Festival (www.reelaffirmations.org), the OutWrite LGBT Book Festival (www.outwritedc.org), the Capturing Fire Poetry Slam (www.capturingfire.org), and the DC Queer Theatre Festival (www.dcqueertheatrefest.org).

Location
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-682-2245

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Theater Washington

Building on 30 years of credibility and service as The Helen Hayes Awards, theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated to supporting and representing all sectors of the Washington theatre community—theatres, professionals, and diverse audiences of all ages—to build a strong, vibrant, connected community.

theatreWashington’s Vision:

We envision a region, nation, and world that celebrates, reveres, and eagerly seeks out Washington’s extraordinary, diverse, and vibrant theatre community, recognizing it is an essential element of our world-class region that contributes greatly to our quality of life.

theatreWashington’s Mission:

Together, with the region’s dynamic professional theatre community, theatreWashington creates and invigorates audiences, strengthens the region’s theatrical workforce, and celebrates excellence on Washington stages to build and an even more vibrant community for all.

theatreWashington’s Goals:

* To ensure the operational stability of the organization so it can lead and advance the Washington theatre community in innovative ways

* To greatly heighten awareness of the extraordinary Washington regional theatre landscape by broadening, diversifying, and developing audiences and promoting and celebrating all the theatre community has to offer

* To unify and strengthen the professional Washington regional theatre community through innovative and valued programs and services

Location
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-337-4572

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Think Local First DC

Working with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in Washington, DC.

Location
641 S Street, NW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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Tryka Film Coalition

Tryka is a student filmmaking community consisting of high school filmmakers, actors, designers, musicians, and artists in the DMV area. Our mission is to make better films and filmmakers by providing a hub where opportunities, resources, education, and people converge. Sponsored by Imagination Stage, Tryka hosts monthly meetings where members can network, hire cast and crew, give feedback on scripts, and hear from guests speakers.

Location
Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Tel: 301-961-6060

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Utopia Film Festival

2017 FESTIVAL DATES: October 13th – October 15th
SUBMISSION LINK

The Utopia Film Festival is held annually in Greenbelt, Maryland, located near Washington, D.C. Greenbelt was one of America’s first planned communities, a New Deal city built by the Roosevelt administration in the 1930’s. ​The Utopia Film Festival, now in its 13th year, takes its name from the idealistic origins of Greenbelt, described by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as “the first garden community in the land planned for the uplift and unfolding of the human spirit.” Utopia seeks documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation which creatively explore the personal, social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity’s never-ending quest for a better world. ​

Location
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Suite 204
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tel: 301-466-9524

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Virginia Film Festival

2017 FESTIVAL DATES: November 9th – 12th
SUBMISSIONS LINK

The Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia has been celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 29 years in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Every autumn, the VFF showcases celebrated new features and documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from here in Virginia. Today, the VFF stands as one of Virginia’s most important cultural landmarks, and one of the most respected regional destination film festivals in the United States.

Each year, the VFF brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that stimulate, educate, and engage. Past guests include Jimmy Stewart, Morgan Freeman, Leonard Maltin, Werner Herzog, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Hopkins, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Gena Rowlands, Bill Plympton, Sigourney Weaver, Shirley MacLaine, Danny McBride, Colin Firth, Liv Ullmann, William Styron, Tippi Hedren, Ross McElwee, Matthew Broderick, Stanley Nelson, January Jones, Cherry Jones, Oliver Stone, Will Forte, Mia Wasikowska, Jorma Taccone, Meg Ryan, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, and Patrick Wilson.

Location
Virginia Film Festival
PO Box 400869
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Tel: 434-243-6830

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Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts began in 1983 as a unique collaboration of lawyers and artists to fulfill a mission to serve artists in need of legal knowledge and assistance. Since then, WALA has supported artistic expression and creative innovation serving the legal needs of the arts and cultural communities in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. WALA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides access to education, advocacy and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics and pro-bono referral services for creatives and cultural organizations. More than 350 of Washington’s top lawyers and law firms participate as volunteers in WALA’s legal services programs.

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Washington DC Film Critics Association

Founded in 2002, The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) comprises professional DC-based film critics with affiliations in television, radio, print and the internet. As of 2016, WAFCA has grown to include 50 dedicated members from the District, Maryland and Virginia. Our group works to advocate complete freedom of expression in film and film criticism – including the individual critic’s right to disagree with the opinions of their colleagues, and to promote public awareness that film in an important art form as well as a means of entertainment. WAFCA maintains stringent requirements for membership and our members must adhere to all studio-imposed review embargoes. Our members vote every December to recognize the very best achievements of the cinematic year. Over the brief history of the association, WAFCA has garnered international attention, respect and credibility for the independent-minded approach that the group has taken in honoring Hollywood’s elite, often serving as a bellwether for identifying both Golden Globe and Academy Award winners.

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Washington Jewish Film Festival

2018 FESTIVAL DATES – May 2nd – May 13th
SUBMISSION LINK

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC. The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts.

Location
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Washington West Film Festival

Intelligent story not only entertains, but it truly can change the world. A well-told story captures our imagination, makes us laugh, forces us to reflect, and inspires transformation. And so the purpose of the Washington West Film Festival is to celebrate innovative and impassioned film that will both comfort and challenge our audiences who, in turn, can make lasting, tangible differences in our world.  At Washington West, we will screen and, in many cases, premiere some of the finest independent films from all around the world in three in-competition categories: dramatic features, documentary features, and short films. As we mature, we will expand our programming to include major Hollywood studio releases, giving established filmmakers the opportunity to unveil their story before a conscientious audience in one of the world’s most influential cities. We want to connect artists – emerging and renowned – with audiences who are eager for a unique cinematic experience, and together, make the world a little bit brighter.

Location
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 850
Reston, VA 20191

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WERA 96.7

WERA’s mission is to enlighten, enrich, and entertain Arlington’s diverse community by promoting and facilitating independent radio. On December 6, 2015, Arlington, Virginia entered a new era with the introduction of WERA-LP 96.7 onto the FM dial. A project of Arlington Independent Media, WERA’s programming is produced by and for the community. WERA is an outlet for anyone interested in creating, producing, and delivering broadcast-quality content to the Arlington community and surrounding area. WERA-LP features local-centric programming brought to you by talented and dedicated volunteer producers working in a wide variety of genres and styles to bring the sights and sounds of the Arlington area to our listeners. WERA-LP is Arlington’s only radio station. Broader coverage of DC and Northern Virginia often overshadows the news, events, people, stories, and culture that define one of the most diverse and innovative communities in the country. But WERA-LP and wera.fm will provide an opportunity for all Arlingtonians to raise their voices and share their perspectives – and listen to their friends and neighbors as they produce and deliver their own community radio programs.

Location
WERA-LP 96.7 FM
Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

Tel: 703-524-2388

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West Virginia Filmmakers Festival

October 6th – October 8th / 2017
Film Submission Now Open

The first West Virginia FILMmakers Festival was held in the spring of 2001 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in historic Sutton, West Virginia. Co-founded by Kevin Carpenter and Steve Fesenmaier to showcase West Virginia’s best filmmakers. Films are now shown primarily at the Elk Theatre, a Historic 1930s one-screen theater on Main Street in downtown Sutton. Filmmaking seminars, other festival activities, and after-parties with live music are held at the Landmark Studio for the Arts.

Hosted every October, the festival has become the singular celebration of West Virginia Filmmakers. The festival is characterized by enlightening films, networking opportunities, live music, and great parties. The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival is a wonderful venue for meeting filmmakers, actors, and industry contacts, while experiencing the latest produced films reflecting trends, techniques, and technology.

Location
P.O. Box 382
Sutton, WV 26601

Tel: http://wvfilmmakersfestival.org/contact

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Wheaton Film Festival

November 11, 2016
2016 Film Submission is Now Open

Film Freeway: Submission

With film screenings, panel discussions, and networking, the 2nd Annual Wheaton Film Festival is a great showcase for filmmakers and film fans. Everyone is invited to come to Wheaton, MD on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3pm – check out Eventbrite for tickets. The selected filmmakers will each get to introduce their film live to the attending audience and to answer some brief Q&A.

We will have two education panels. The tentative topics are:
• Filmmaking A to Z – a discussion of the overall process of filmmaking and distribution.
• Entertainment Law 101 presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)

This event is supported in part by the Montgomery County government, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Chuck Levin’s Music Center, WALA, DC Media Makers, DC Filmmakers, DC Shorts, Docs In Progress, Arune Labs, Adobe Software, and Final Draft Software.

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Winter Film Awards

February 23 – March 4, 2017
2017 Film Submission Period Now Open

Film Freeway: Submission
Without a Box: Submission

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Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011 by NYC filmmakers and arts enthusiasts. It was built with the dream of making indie film more accessible to the public and providing driven, talented artists the opportunity to break through competitive barriers to establish meaningful careers in film. Our Mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema, with a special emphasis on showcasing women and minority filmmakers and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers. Our focus is on nurturing emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry.

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Women in Film and Video

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is dedicated to advancing the career development and achievement for professionals working in all areas of screen-based media and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements. WIFV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979, is the premier professional resource for people who want successful media careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community.

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