The DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast. In our 10th year, we plan on showcasing 150 films from around the globe — including the largest collection of Russian short films to ever be screened in the U.S. Hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members to mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema.
That’s what they say. How i see it? An opportunity for you to send your short film script somewhere and see if it gets anything.
It awards up to $2000 to a winning script. It must be under 15 pages and not in production. Entering the competition before March 31 costs you $30 when submitted through DC Shorts and $40 when through Withoutabox.
You must read everything in this page before sending anything.
If you have a short film ready to visit international festivals, please read this page. If you send the film before January 30 the price is $25 through DC Comics ($30 through Withoutabox).
The awards are not so appealing and i hate this concept of “paying to screen” (it is bad for the festival overall, as you’re obligated to screen poor films as long as they paid). But if you think you got a shot for the prize, do it.