18th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

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18th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

18th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition now is over!

18th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition: Now in its 18th year, the DC Shorts International Film Festival is accepting submissions for 2021 inviting all filmmakers worldwide to participate with they best independent short films and Screenplays.

Short description

The call for film submissions for the 18th DC Shorts International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, the largest short film event on the east coast of the United States, is now open for entries accepting submissions from filmmakers around the world.

DC Shorts International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is an award-winning, internationally recognized film festival held every September in Washington, D.C. A highly competitive festival, DC Shorts receives 1,300+ submissions from over 100 countries around the globe.

Do you have an interesting, original story about developed, well-written characters? If so, then you are a good fit for DC Shorts.

Films from 30 seconds to 40 minutes, in all genres and styles, can be submitted. The spotlight is on truly independent short films created around the globe. All non-English language films must have English subtitles.

The 2020 Festival is scheduled for 9–19 September, 2021.

Who may enter?

The 18th DC Shorts International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is open to any independent short films created around the globe.

Prize:

All accepted films will be screened during the festival and a total of seven (7) awards will be announced in different competition categories.

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

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