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DC Shorts International Film Festival gets in gear today, this time online; there are 163 films from 34 countries you can check out now through September 23rd! The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is also set to return (virtually) on Friday (September 11th) at 7pm ET, with the winner announced next Thursday (September 17th) at noon ET.

Individual online showcases are priced at $12 a pop (get a 20% discount w/ BYT code: DCS20), or you can snag an all access pass for $75. Here’s what’s on deck event-wise the next few days (all are free and hosted via Zoom):

Thursday, September 10th

  • 5:00pm: Filmmaker Welcome Reception
  • 5:30pm: DC Shorts Film Salon – Diversity & Universality in Storytelling

Friday, September 11th

  • 12:00pm: Panel #1 – “The Reviewers’ View” with Kevin Sampson
  • 2:00pm: Panel #2 – “Writers on Writing” with C. Jay Cox (Sweet Home
  • 4:00pm: Workshop #1 – Film Distribution with StudioFest
  • 7:00pm: Screenplay Competition – Live Zoom Table Readings

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

  • 2:00pm: Workshop #2 – Law 101 for Filmmakers with Washington Area
    Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
  • 6:00pm: LGBTQ Filmmaker Talkback
  • 8:00pm: Homegrown Filmmaker Talkback with DC area filmmakers

Sunday, September 13th

  • 2:00pm: Filmmaker Awards Brunch – Live via Zoom

Be sure to tune in!