Your film or screenplay is an official entry into the 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition! We are very excited to include your work, and look forward to meeting you this fall.

For Filmmakers

The DC Shorts Film Festival is 7th-17th, with the majority of activities from mid-afternoon Thursday, September 7th through Sunday, September 10th. — so please plan your travel accordingly. Activities include seminars, parties, and more!

For Screenwriters

The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is September 15. As indicated in our rules, finalists are required to attend the Screenplay Competition from 7:00pm Thursday, September 14 through 9:00pm, Friday, September 15. During this time we will have a reception to meet you and the other screenwriters, a morning of open auditions to cast your reading, rehearsal time, and of course, the live reading! Please make your travel plans now!

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