The DC Shorts Film Festival is one of the most popular film festivals of its kind. In its seven years, it is one of the favorite film festivals in the United States. DC Shorts stands apart from most film festivals because the judging panels review every entry and feedback is given on every submission. Filmmakers continue to rank DC shorts as one of their favorite film festivals. DC Shorts is expecting at least 1,000 short film submissions for the 2011 competition. In addition, they will receive hundreds of script submissions. This is a fabulous venue for filmmakers and scriptwriters.
The submission process is easily completed online with the payment of the entry fee. For those that love movies and reading scripts, DC Shorts is accepting application for volunteer judges. This is a phenomenal opportunity and an experience of a lifetime. The judging does require some travel to attend training sessions and they prefer you live within the Washington D.C. area. This is a wonderful experience for film or writing students.
The festival is full of activities and provides free seminars for filmmakers during the festival. Filmmakers have an opportunity to discuss their films with the audience and judges. The top scripts are read to an audience, which is an opportunity for the writer to obtain immediate feedback. The festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and scriptwriters to display their talents while building an exceptional networking resource.
The DC Shorts Film Festival typically receives films and scripts from at least 34 nations. In it short seven-year history, the festival is recognized around the world. The expectations for the 2011 festival are quite high and DC Shorts is committed to making the festival a fun and exciting experience for everyone. The festival begins September 8, 2011 for films and October 13, 2011 for scripts. This is an exciting opportunity for short filmmakers and scriptwriters from around the world.