DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
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Narrative Shorts under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, however, we do not acce... More
Narrative Shorts under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, however, we do not accept PSAs, commercials, works-in-progress, or promotional videos. Last year we hosted screenings in 17 different showcases: including Local Films, Late Night, Animation Domination, Reel Disabilities, Ripped From The Headlines, African American, LGBT, Children, and World Cinema. **In the past, we have screened music videos that are heavily story-driven. No plot, no play.** Less

Documentary Shorts under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, however, we do not ac... More
Documentary Shorts under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, however, we do not accept PSAs, commercials, works-in-progress or promotional videos. Last year we hosted screenings in 17 different showcases: including Local Films, Late Night, Animation Domination, Reel Disabilities, Ripped From The Headlines, African American, LGBT, Children, and World Cinema. Less

Animated Shorts either Narrative or Documentary under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and... More
Animated Shorts either Narrative or Documentary under 40 minutes (use deadline waiver code: 7KKKCC) DC Shorts Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, however, we do not accept PSAs, commercials, works-in-progress or promotional videos. Last year we hosted screenings in 17 different showcases: including Local Films, Late Night, Animation Domination, Reel Disabilities, Ripped From The Headlines, African American, LGBT, Children, and World Cinema. Less


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