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.

Partners

DC Shorts could not happen without the generous support of our partners. Please patronize them throughout the year — and thank them for their support of the arts.

Superstars

ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8

ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8

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

1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 236-9552 | www.wjla.com | Twitter: @abc7news

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. Although best known for its annual Oscar telecast, the Academy is involved in a wide array of education, outreach, preservation and research activities.


| www.oscars.org/ | Twitter: @TheAcademy

Halstead Square

Halstead Square

Just off the Metro, there’s a place that has it all. A fun-filled haven—complete with shops, restaurants, and three distinct, luxury apartment buildings. We call it Halstead Square. You’ll call it amazing.


| www.halsteadsquare.com/ | Twitter: @HalsteadSquare

Indieflix

Indieflix

Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is part champion, part curator. We’re so inspired by independent filmmakers and the work they produce, we’ve created a stellar platform for you to discover the best and quirkiest around.


| indieflix.com | Twitter: @indieflix

OnTap Magazine

OnTap Magazine

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

25 Dove St., Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 465-0500 | www.ontaponline.com | Twitter: @ontapmagazine

Renaissance Dupont Circle

Renaissance Dupont Circle

At Renaissance Hotels we believe travel is about discovering moments that transcend the everyday. Stylish, distinctive hotels in some of the world’s most exciting destinations.

1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20037
(202) 775-0800 | www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasrw-renaissance-washington-dc-dupont-circle-hotel/ | Twitter: @MarriottIntl

Ronald Reagan Building

Ronald Reagan Building

The Ronald Reagan Building is the official World Trade Center, Washington, DC, and houses a premier conference and event center, executive office space, ample meeting and event facilities, retail and dining opportunities. We also coordinate community-centric entertainment and programming.

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
| www.itcdc.com | Twitter: @

Smirnoff

Smirnoff

Smirnoff No. 21 is the world's No. 1 vodka. Its classic taste has inspired other varieties throughout all four corners of the globe. For more information click here.


| www.smirnoff.com/en-us/newmain/home.aspx | Twitter: @smirnoff

Stella Artois

Stella Artois

Stella Artois, named after the star of Christmas and Sebastian Artois, the founder, continually brews an optimum premium lager, full of flavor and always with a crisp taste. Enjoy responsibly!

2815 V St NE, Washington, DC 20018
| www.stellaartois.com | Twitter: @Stella__Artois

The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The District of Columbia 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.

1371 Harvard St., NW, Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 724-5613 | www.dcarts.dc.gov | Twitter: @thedcarts

Whole Foods P Street

Whole Foods P Street

Whole Foods is a leader in the world of natural and organic food retailers, with over 300 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. A mission driven company, it advocates organic farming and sustainable agriculture and is committed to selling customers the finest quality of natural and organic foods and products.

1440 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
| www.wholefoodsmarket.com | Twitter: @wholefoodspst

Producers

Akridge

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.

The Homer Building, 601 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 300 North, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-3000 | www.akridge.com | Twitter: @AkridgeRE

Barefoot Wine and Bubbly

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.

600 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, California 95354
| www.barefootwine.com | Twitter: @BarefootWine

Comcast

Comcast

Comcast is the country’s largest provider of cable services, and is expanding its cable operations to deliver digital services, provide faster Internet and IP-enabled phone service, as well as develop and deliver innovative programming.

101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
1 (800) 934-6489 | www.comcast.com | Twitter: @comcast

Gibson Guitar

Gibson Guitar

An innovative company originating in Nashville, Tennessee, Gibson manufactures and produces Gibson‘s Les Paul guitars.

709 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
1 (800) 4GIBSON | www.gibson.com | Twitter: @gibsonwashdc

Honest Tea

Honest Tea

Having gotten their start as a small company based out of Maryland over a decade ago, Honest Tea has exponentially grown but still retains its delicious taste and commitment to providing people with a healthy and organic one of a kind product.

4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-3556 | www.honesttea.com | Twitter: @HonestTea

Irish Dairy Board

Irish Dairy Board

The Irish Dairy Board is a co-op, owned by its farmer members. The milk used to make cheeses and butter is grass-fed, and comes from a vast number of small local Irish farms that meet Kerrygold's exacting standards.

1007 Church Street, Suite 314, Evanston, IL 60201
| www.kerrygoldusa.com | Twitter: @KerrygoldUSA

Jim Beam

Jim Beam

The reason Jim Beam® Bourbon is the world’s #1 Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is because they’ve been at it for over 200 years. Seven generations of Beams have kept the secret bourbon-making process alive, while battling the wilds of Kentucky, the Great Depression, two wars, and a pesky little thing called Prohibition.

5850 Waterloo Road Suite 210, Columbia, MD 21045
| www.jimbeam.com | Twitter: @jimbeamofficial

Office of Motion Picture and Television Development

Office of Motion Picture and Television Development

The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is responsible for the initiation and implementation of programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment opportunities in the District through the production of film and video projects.

3007 Tilden Street NW, Pod P, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 727-6608 | www.film.dc.gov | Twitter: @dcfilmoffice

Uber

Uber

Whether you’re heading to work on the Hill, for a night out on U Street, or catching a plane at Dulles, Uber is ready to take you where you need to go, right now and in style.


| www.uber.com/cities/washington-dc | Twitter: @Uber_DC

Zipcar

Zipcar

Zipcar is the world's largest car-sharing company, offering self-service by the hour or day, gas and insurance included. For over 10 years we've made car sharing cool in the DC metro area. Our members are committed to sustainable urban living at an affordable price. Join and become a Zipster today at www.zipcar.com!

403 8 St NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-737-4900 | www.zipcar.com | Twitter: @zipcardc

Technical Directors

Apple

Apple

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


| www.apple.com | Twitter: @

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare

With hundreds of stations around the DC area, Capital Bikeshare creates a network of easily accessible bikes for people in the Nation’s Capital. Operating for two years, Capital Bikeshare seeks to continually expand and bring affordable and healthy transportation to the citizens of DC.


| www.capitalbikeshare.com | Twitter: @bikeshare

Cowan Creative

Cowan Creative

As one of the founders of DC Shorts Film Festival, Cowan Creative specializes in the creation of print, web, video, and various multimedia projects for a broad clientele that has included non-profit organizations, defense contractors, and corporations.

1121 Delno Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 877-2566 | www.cowancreative.com | Twitter: @

Eagle Bank

Eagle Bank

EagleBank is a local community business bank with eighteen offices in Montgomery County, MD, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. The bank focuses on providing superior customer service and custom financial solutions for the local business community.


| www.eaglebankcorp.com | Twitter: @

Gediyon Kifle Photography

Gediyon Kifle Photography

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.


| www.photogk.com | Twitter: @

KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND Healthy Snacks

There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve both—we call it our brAND philosophy. That’s why you’ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen.


| www.kindsnacks.com/ | Twitter: @kindsnacks

KvM Rentals

KvM Rentals

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


| www.kvmrentals.com | Twitter: @

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot

Whether you are looking for mid-century sofa, a contemporary coffee table, or new glassware, Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot has it all, and then some!

1626 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8171 | www.misspixies.com | Twitter: @misspixiesdc

Potbelly

Potbelly

The first Potbelly opened its doors in 1977 in Chicago, and since then has been selling an array of delicious homemade sandwiches on freshly baked bread in 14 markets across the nation, including Washington D.C.

4733 Bethesda Ave, Suite 330, Bethesda, MD 20814
| www.potbelly.com | Twitter: @Potbelly

Scott Circle Communications

Scott Circle Communications

Scott Circle Communications is a Public Relations and event planning firm offering clients the media coverage they desire by managing and creating short and long term projects and acting as on-call counsel for any activities that come up along the way.

One Scott Circle, Suite 311, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 644-8666 | www.scottcircle.com | Twitter: @scottcircle

Screen Actor’s Guild

Screen Actor’s Guild

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters 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.


| www.sagaftra.org/ | Twitter: @sagaftra

Showbiz Software

Showbiz Software

The Showbiz Store is the retail division of Media Services that caters to the specific technology needs of the media and entertainment industry, namely, motion picture and television studios, visual effects and post production houses, advertising agencies, corporate media departments, and commercial, music video, and independent production companies. With two locations in New York and Los Angeles, the Showbiz Store is the destination for entertainment professionals for integrated workflow solutions with its on-site IT architecture, hardware, software, training and tech support.


| www.showbizsoftware.com/ | Twitter: @ShowbizStore

The Design Foundry

The Design Foundry

The Design Foundry creates and provides visual presentation materials; in print, imprinted, and online. We offer complete service, from initial ideas to production and delivery of the finished product. Our work and materials are hassle-free and easy-to-understand, while maintaining the highest quality possible.

1221 Massachusetts Ave NW #411, Washington, DC 20005
(240) 643-5718 | www.thedesignfoundry.net | Twitter: @

Vigilante Coffee

Vigilante Coffee

Vigilante Coffee Co. offers a wide variety of the best tasting coffees to meet their customers' needs, to include award winning Hawaiian green beans farm-direct from the Big Island of Hawaii and Oahu, the places near and dear to Mr. Vigilante’s coffee-admiring heart. It was these unique coffees that allowed for the Vigilante Coffee Co. to distinguish itself from other coffee companies.


| vigilantecoffee.myshopify.com/ | Twitter: @VigilanteCoffee

Washington Glass School

Washington Glass School

The Washington Glass School offers an educational experience to those wishing to explore creative techniques in all aspects of glass making. Their mission is to introduce artists practicing in other media to the joys of glass, by offering hands-on instruction and workshops that cater to an urban living environment, with classes scheduled in the evenings and weekends.

3700 Otis St, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
(202) 744-8222 | www.washglass.com | Twitter: @WashGlassSchool

Write Brothers, Inc.

Write Brothers, Inc.

Since 1982, Write Brothers, Inc., has been setting an industry standard by creating innovated yet affordable software technology in the world of creative writing. Having been the first and only to develop a screen writing program that later received an Academy of Technical Achievement Award, the Write brothers continue to impress with their new and improved motion picture writing software.

348 East Olive Ave, Suite H, Burbank, CA 91502
(800) 847-8679 | www.screenplay.com | Twitter: @Write_Brothers

Showcase Partners

Anacostia Arts Center

Anacostia Arts Center

Anacostia Arts Center is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for small businesses, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia.

1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
| http://anacostiaartscenter.com/home.html | Twitter: @AnacostiaArts

Angelika Mosaic

Angelika Mosaic

The Angelika Film Center & Café, a state-of-the-art boutique cinema, opened early fall 2012 at Mosaic in Fairfax County, Virginia. In the established Angelika tradition, the elegant and stylish eight screen cinema exhibits the highest quality art, independent and specialty films in a cutting edge theatrical environment.

2911 District Ave @ Lee Highway & Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22031
1 (888) 668-4605 | www.angelikafilmcenter.com/angelika_index.asp?hID=3854 | Twitter: @AngelikaMosaic

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Located in the buzzing H Street Corridor, the ATLAS is home to one of D.C.’s top performing arts facilities, and is one of the four venues showcasing DC Shorts this year.

1333 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 399-7993 | www.atlasarts.org | Twitter: @atlaspacdc

Landmark Theatres

Landmark Theatres

Founded in 1975, Landmark Theatres is recognized as the nation’s largest art-house theatre chain dedicated to the showcasing and marketing of independent film from 55 theatres, 245 screens in 21 area markets, including Washington D.C.’s E Street Cinema.

555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 452-7672 | www.landmarktheatres.com | Twitter: @EStreetCinema

United States Navy Memorial

United States Navy Memorial

The United States Navy Memorial, located on Pennsylvania Ave, includes a commemorative plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. It honors the men and women who have or are currently serving in the Navy, Coast Guard, and other sea services.

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004
| www.navymemorial.org | Twitter: @NavyMemorial

Community Partners

Activity Rocket

Activity Rocket

www.activityrocket.com is your one-stop to find and register for your kid's camps, classes, sports and more!  When you are trying to find the perfect activity or camp at the right time, price, and location - look no further. www.activityrocket.com is your super fast solution so you can get back to doing what you love - like taking in a great film during the DC Shorts Film Festival!


| www.activityrocket.com | Twitter: @

Alliance Francaise

Alliance Francaise

L'Alliance Française is dedicated to promoting French language and francophone culture, and to fostering friendly relations between francophones and francophiles of all racial, national and ethnic origins.

District Architecture Center, 421 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 234-7911 | www.francedc.org/en/index.aspx | Twitter: @FranceDC

Art4All DC

Art4All DC

As part of its mission to develop, deliver, and celebrate DC’s authentic culture and heritage, Cultural Tourism DC, its 250 members, and the arts and humanities community, invite you to experience Art4All DC—Washington, DC’s fall arts and humanities celebration across all four quadrants.


| culturaltourismdc.org/things-do-see/art4all-dc | Twitter: @dcculture

Brightest Young Things

Brightest Young Things

Brightest Young Things is an online magazine dedicated to providing online readers with posts about art, culture, and life in our Nation’s Capital.


| www.brightestyoungthings.com | Twitter: @BYT

Embassy of Australia

Embassy of Australia

Australia's main diplomatic mission to the United States.


| www.usa.embassy.gov.au | Twitter: @https://twitter.com/AusAmbUSA

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Canada

Canada's main diplomatic mission to the United States.


| can-am.gc.ca/washington/index.aspx?lang=eng | Twitter: @connect2canada

Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.


| www.goethe.de/washington? | Twitter: @GoetheDC

GW Documentary Center

GW Documentary Center

The Documentary Center at the Center for Innovative Media sponsors a wide-range of programs devoted to documentary film. Our centerpiece educational offering is the annual six-month Institute for Documentary Filmmaking that runs from January through June.


| research.columbian.gwu.edu/documentarycenter/ | Twitter: @gwucolumbian

Jewish Food Experience

Jewish Food Experience

The Jewish Food Experience brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food, which is so much a part of Jewish culture, tradition and even religion. And food is a shared experience, so JFE also wants to help you make the most of times with families and friends.


| | Twitter: @jewishfoodexp

Pink Line Project

Pink Line Project

The Pink Line Project is an online guide to everything that happens in the District’s rich cultural arts scene.


| www.pinklineproject.com | Twitter: @PinkLineProject

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