10 Years of DC Shorts!
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For 10 years, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has screened the world’s top short films to audiences throughout the region. This year, we will showcase over 153 films from 23 nations — including the country’s largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers. Hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members will gather to mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema.

Explore the website, watch trailers, read about films — then join us for 11 days this September.

In the News

Read more about the Festival through these articles, blogs and broadcasts.

ONLINE AND PRINT MEDIA

Russian Movies to Make Their Debut at Washington Film Festival, RIA Novosti, July 19, 2013

DC Shorts Returns for 10th Years, Broadway World, July 30, 2013

Russian Films Bring “Different Viewpoint,” RIA Novosti, August 6, 2013

Women Working Without Words, The Dressing, August 11, 2013

Expansion of a Shrunken Head, The Dressing, August 13, 2013

Yell FIRE, Not HELP!, The Dressing, August 15, 2013

Filmmaker David Scheve Delivers LGBT History in New Animated Series, Huffington Post, September 29, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Sept. 19-29 features films from Russia and 21 other countries, Examiner.com, August 24, 2013

DC Shorts Celebrates 10 Years, On Tap, September, 2013

Authentic Voices for DC’s Chinatown, Asian Fortune, September 3, 2013

Garden Party, DC Modern Luxury, September, 2013

DC Shorts Celebrates Ten Years, Diplomatic Courier, September 5, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival: Comic Drama, Diplomatic Courier, September 5, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Marks 10 Year Anniversary in the District, DC This Week, September 9, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Returns for its 10th Year, BroadwayWorld.com, September 9, 2013

The September Guide, Northern Virginia Magazine, September 2013

Why This Actress/Writer/Director Saw a Need to Make a Comedy Film About Women in Their 40s, Huffington Post, September 11, 2013

Have you met Jon Gann?, Blacktie – Washington D.C., September 12, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival, Cheap in DC, September 12, 2013

Editor’s Picks: Going Out Guide, Washington Post, September 13, 2013

DC Shorts Storms the Nation’s Capital, Movie Maker, September 13, 2013

Washington Post Food Calendar, Washington Post, September 17, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Turns 10, Washington Post, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts 2013 Preview with Fest Director Jon Gann, Brightest Young Things, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts Film Fest, Quantico Live, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 1: Let the Reviews Begin, Washington City Paper, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 2: Experimental Narratives, Life on a Bike, and Creepy Dolls, Washington City Paper, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 3: Foolin’ Around With Nazis, Washington City Paper, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 4: When In Doubt, Always More Cats, Washington City Paper, September 18, 2013

What to See at the DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington Post Going Out Guide, September 18, 2013

Going Out Guide, Washington Post Local, September 18, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 5: Magical Dumplings and Oingo Boingo, Washington City Paper, September 19, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Standing Tall, Roll Call, September 19, 2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 19-22, Washington Post, September 19, 2013

Popcorn & Candy: Shorts and Secretaries Edition, DCist, September 19, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 6: A Bucket Full of Something, Washington City Paper, September 19, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 7: Mimes, Starving Dogs, and a Claw Machine, Washington City Paper, September 19, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 9: They Don’t Know It’s a Dildo!, Washington City Paper, September 20, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 10: Ray Kurzweil, (More) Mimes, and Racism, Washington City Paper, September 20, 2013

DC Shorts, Showcase 11: Lies, More Racism, and Cake, Washington City Paper, September 19, 2013

DC Shorts, Family Showcase: So Many Apples, Washington City Paper, September 20, 2013

Major Festivals For Titanic Tale, The Cork News, September 20, 2013

Festival Summaries (PDF)

2012: DCS 2012 Final Report | DCS 2012 Press Archive

2011: DCS 2011 Final Report | DCS 2011 Media Coverage | DCS 2011 Press Archive

2010: DCS 2010 Final Report | DCS 2010 Event Catalog | DCS 2010 Press Archive

2009: DCS 2009 Final Report | DCS 2009 Media Coverage

2008: DCS 2008 Final Report | DCS 2008 Media Coverage

2007: DCS 2007 Final Report | DCS 2007 Media Coverage

2006: DCS 2006 Final Report | DCS 2006 Media Coverage

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