Wanna Host a Visiting Filmmaker?

Wanna Host a Visiting Filmmaker?

DC Shorts prides ourselves on the number of filmmakers that we have attend the Festival, and we again hope to have as many participating filmmakers as possible attend. We know it’s expensive for many of these filmmakers to travel to DC, so we always try to offer free housing for them for the opening weekend.

For the last 8 years, local residents have graciously opened their homes to filmmakers from as close as NYC and as far as Sydney. In order for the Film Festival to run successfully, we ask that you join these amazing hosts and house a filmmaker (or 2 or 3) from Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9.

In exchange for your generosity, we will gladly provide four (4) tickets (use any way you want — 4 to one show, 2 to 2 shows, etc.) two (2) tickets to any party, two (2) tickets to one “Best of” Show, plus an online pass to the DC Shorts Online Film Festival — where over 100 films can be watched at your convenience.

If you think you would be able to help us out, please complete the housing volunteer form at: http://bit.ly/dcs12housing

Thank you for your consideration!


Genre:   |  Director: Frederick Weller
Length: 13 min  |  Country of Origin:

Claire, the star of a t.v. series, is unable to get an audition for an avant-garde, Eastern European theater director doing a production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ She uses her influence to secure a guest role on her series for an actress from that production, theater Grand Dame Olivia von Hoffen. In return, she asks Olivia to help her get an audition for the play.

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Purple Heart's Final Beat

Genre:   |  Director: Blake Kleiner
Length: 6 min  |  Country of Origin:

An American veteran returns home to find a foreclosure notice and a warrant for his arrest taped to his front door. This film takes us through a story that’s all too common, leading up to this day, and all too horrifying as he makes a choice that countless veterans every month make. A choice that most of us are too terrified to consider.

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Pink Sweat

Genre:   |  Director: Lara Everly
Length: 4 min  |  Country of Origin:

Pink Sweat is the hip-hop love story of a very human girl and a very pink puppet.

Clicker Clatter

Genre:   |  Director: Benjamin Radford
Length: 5 min  |  Country of Origin:

Clicker Clatter is an animated short that exposes television and TV journalism for the wasteland that it is. From scare-of-the-week programming to Katie Couric’s stupid interview questions, inane drug ads, randy rhinos, “boob terrorism,” and the frustration of scrambled porn, nothing is safe in this sharp satire!

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Genre:   |  Director: Michael Goldberg
Length: 12 min  |  Country of Origin: USA

Answering the door on Halloween, Kari realizes that the trick-or-treating ‘ghost kid’ may actually be supernatural.

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Well-Founded Concerns

Genre:   |  Director: Tim Cawley
Length: 15 min  |  Country of Origin: USA

Nathan Weller is an unapologetic germophobe. Aside from weekly group therapy, he lives in isolation, happily spending his days in a sealed-off bubble of an apartment. That is, until a plague hits, the outside world succumbs, and a knock on his airtight window changes everything.

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