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.

Screenplay Competition

Friday, September 27 @ 7:00pm @ Atlas Performing Arts Center

The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics reviewed over 145 screenplays — and selected the top 6 to be performed for you! After a table reading, the audience will vote for their favorite, and one lucky writer will walk away with $2,000 to shoot their project! The completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2014.

Meet all of the writers after the reading at the complimentary wine and cheese reception hosted by the Irish Dairy Board and Barefoot Wines.

Tickets for this event are very limited.

Bernie and Rebecca

Comedy | Charlottesville, Virginia
After their first date, a new couple speculates about their future.

The Goblin Baby

Drama | Washington, D.C.
When her son is snatched by a supernatural being, Claire stops at nothing to find him.

The Sweet Life

Drama | Seattle, Washington
A day in the life of a perfectly average candy salesman.

Five Days in Calcutta

Drama | Los Osos, California
Down on his luck, Bernie needs the help of his brother to get back on his feet.

The Inspiration

Comedy | Washington, D.C.
How can a devout Christian do an unthinkable act? With a little divine inspiration.

Kids Suck

Comedy | Swainsboro, Georgia
Children today are the main topic of conversation when two 20-somethings meet for a casual meal.

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