We offer housing options and food options for the opening weekend Thursday Sept 7th – Sunday, Sept. 10th.
Thursday, September 7th — Opening screenings at 7:00m, VIP Party at PEPCO Edison Place Gallery begins at 6:30pm
Friday, September 8th — Seminars and workshops at 10:00am, screenings beginning at 7:00pm, the Roof Top Reception at Carroll Square begins at 9:00pm
Saturday, September 9th — Screenings beginning at 12:00pm, the reception at Dupont Underground begins at 9:00pm
Sunday, September 10th — Awards Brunch at Impact Hub DC begins 11:00am
For the remainder of the week, we repeat the showcases, plus show the Award Winners at special screenings.
The schedule of films is very full — every filmmaker will probably miss one party because their film will be screening. There are still plenty of other parties — do not worry!
SENDING YOUR DCP
All filmmakers must complete the “DCP Print Submission Form”.
If you don’t have a DCP then fill out the form to get your estimated cost to have “Simple DCP” create a new DCP for your film. Send the requested pro-res source file on a hard drive to them at the address below. For technical guidelines on what source files to send to them, refer to their website.
Once they create your DCP, they will keep it on file in case you would ever like to purchase additional copies on hard drives and have them sent to you in the future.)
If you already have a DCP then you still need to send it to “Simple DCP” for a free Quality Control check. You may either submit a link where your DCP can be downloaded or ship it on a USB flash drive or portable hard drive to:
ATTN: Chris Hiti
4200 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 102
Culver City, CA 90230
Part of our professional screening is a video introduction to each film. We prepare a short introduction animation that includes the title of the film, the name of the director, the country of origin, and the premiere status.
Sample bumpers can be watched below. Please keep your video simple — we will edit and insert into the bumper format for this year.
We recommend using the free service at wetransfer.com
- Use the email address email@example.com
- Include the title of your film and your contact information in the message
Download the “Official Selection” DC Shorts Laurels (.eps) (.jpg) (.png)
(Download the reversed laurels, for use on dark backgrounds (.eps) (.png))
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Wed., July 19 Last day to sign Filmmaker Contract (online)
Mon., July 31 Deadline to send us photos, MP4 files, trailers;
Last day to fill out SimpleDCP form to get your DCP made,
conformed, or quality checked
Wed., Aug. 3 Last day to request Accommodations;
Last day to request Passes
Mon., Aug. 7 Last day to upload Pre-film Bumper Video
Fri., Sept. 1 Last day to change names on Passes