DC Shorts Film Festival


Opening Party

Thursday, September 11, 9:00pm – Midnight
Carroll Square, 975 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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After the opening screening, please join us for a gathering on the roof deck of Carroll Square. The event will allow film enthusiasts to meet the visiting filmmakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Clips of the films will be projected onto the walls, and one of the bands selected from our contest in August will entertain! You must posses a valid ticket for either of the 7:00 opening night screenings — no exceptions. Beverages courtesy of Stella Artois. Food courtesy of Whole Foods. Space courtesy of Akridge.

VIP/Filmmaker Reception

Friday, September 12 @ 9:00pm

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A very special party at a very special location — the private Gibson Guitar showroom — frequented by rock stars and concert artists alike. This invitation-only event is open only to filmmakers and All-Access VIP Pass holders. Food courtesy of Matchbox. Space courtesy of Gibson.

Midnight Madness


Saturday, September 13, 11:00pm – 2:00am
Bar Louie, 701 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

An open party for everyone in a relaxed atmosphere. Drink specials and delicious nibbles — and some great post-screening discussions!

Awards Brunch

Sunday, September 14 @ 11:00am


DC Shorts hosts a delicious brunch at Clyde’s of Gallery Place to honor all of the filmmakers, hand out the awards to the competition winners, and give filmmakers and festival pass holders a the opportunity to talk with filmmakers as the opening weekend concludes. The brunch is open only to filmmakers. Food and location generously provided by Clyde's of Gallery Place.

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