The DC Shorts Film Festival is the Washington, DC area’s only film festival dedicated to showcasing and discussing short films from around the world. The lineup covers a variety of genres: dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries, and creative experimental films. All films are 20 minutes or less. The DC Shorts Film Festival includes 150 films from 22 countries. Six theatres from across the Washington DC area – from Rockville to Fairfax and Anacostia to downtown DC will be hosting the festival this year. The screenwriting competition returns this year – watch a script read live by local actors and actresses. The winner of the competition will have their film shown at the 2014 DC Shorts Film Festival.
Festival LocationsThe DC Shorts Film Festival will be held at four different venues in the DC metro area.
- Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
Located near Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro Stations
- Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
The closest Metro stations are Union Station and New York Ave.
- U.S. Navy Memorial's Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Located next to the Navy Memorial Metro Station
- Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road
The closest Metro Station is Anacostia
- Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic
2911 District Ave.
- VisArts Rockville
155 Gibbs Street
Located in Rockville Town Square, across from the Rockville Metro Station
Free EventsTickets for all free events MUST be reserved in advance.
Family Movie Screenings (appropriate for ages 8+ years old)
Sat., Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at E Street Cinema
Sat., Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Atlas Arts Center and Angelika Film Center
Sat., Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Angelika Film Center
Sat., Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Anacostia Arts Center
Sun., Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Angelika Film Center
Sun., Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at VisArts Rockville
Free Lunchtime Movie Screenings (40 minutes of short films – bring your lunch to the theatre!)
Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. daily at E Street Cinema and Angelika Film Center
For the complete schedule, visit the official website at www.dcshorts.com