April Events...

  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Belfast Film Festival
  • Bendigo Queer Film Festival
  • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
  • CINHOMO Muestra Internacional de Cine GLBT
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • ClexaCon Film Festival
  • Columbus International Film & Video Festival
  • Fajr International Film Festival
  • FilmOut San Diego
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Geelong Pride Film Festival
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
  • Hot Docs
  • Independent Film Festival of Boston
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival
  • LGBT Film Festival - Poland
  • LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival - Amsterdam
  • Lovers Film Festival
  • Madeira Film Festival
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
  • Moscow International Film Festival
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival
  • OUT!
  • Outshine Film Festival: Miami
  • Pink Apple
  • Pride Films and Plays Film Festival
  • QDoc
  • Queer East
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • Roger Ebert's Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • SpringOut! Middle Tennessee LGBT+ Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • USA Film Festival
  • Visions Du Reel
  • Vues d'en Face - Grenoble
  • Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
  • Zinentiendo Muestra de Cine LGTBQI
DC Shorts Film Festival

DC Shorts Film Festival

Thursday, 10 September 2020 until Saturday, 19 September 2020

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, the 17th DC Shorts International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States.

A highly competitive festival, DC Shorts receives 1,300+ submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. In 2019, we screened 156 films from 38 countries in 30 unique showcases that played over 10 days to a total audience of over 9,000 people, with many of the titles available for online viewing on the Online Festival; which runs concurrently with the Shorts Fest. We also hosted a table read of six screenplays, and awarded the winner an incredible prize of $2,000.

(as of December 1, 2019)

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Outstanding US Narrative Short
Outstanding International Narrative Short
Outstanding Animated Short
Outstanding Documentary Short
Outstanding First-Time Director
Outstanding Local Film
Audience Favorite Awards

JURY PRIZES (Sample from Previous Years)
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Equipment Rentals
Projection Equipment
And More!