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DC Shorts International Film Fest 2023

DC Shorts International Film Fest is celebrating its 20th year! The call for entries, for 2023 is now open.

Recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival”, the 20th DC Shorts Film Festival is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States.

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

Films from 30 seconds to 40 minutes, completed after 1 January 2022, in all genres and styles, can be submitted. The spotlight is on truly independent short films created around the globe.

The following awards will be announced during the 2023 DC Shorts Film Festival:

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

As a highly competitive festival, DC Shorts receives 1,300+ submissions from over 100 countries around the globe, projected to an audience of 80,000 both in-person and online, internationally, making it a perfect platform to share your art.

Please visit the official website for further information or check DC Shorts on FilmFreeway.

20th DC Shorts International Film Fest – Fees

  • $60 — Regular Deadline — 22 June 2023
  • $70 — Late Deadline — 31 July 2023