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DC Shorts International Film Festival


DC Film Alliance is a Washington DC-based 501c3 nonprofit.

Founded in 2003, DC Film Alliance produces each September the annual DC Shorts International Film Festival which has grown to become one of the largest short film events in the US, screening one of the largest collections in the United States. DC Shorts has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee,” and “one of the leading film festivals” in the country.

Through DC Shorts, the DC Film Alliance also produces a collection of shorts programs throughout the year like DC Shorts Wins, and has continued partnering with other organizations such as the Bertelsmann Foundation and Goethe-Institut Washington for educational screenings.