DC Shorts Film Festival Expands 11 Days, Four Venues – Expands to Rosslyn, Va.

September 8 – 18, 2011 – MANY FREE EVENTS

The DC Shorts Film Festival, expands its footprint to takeover DC this September with a new program that includes a full ten days of short films from around the world spread between four different venues in the DC metro area. This expansion makes DC Shorts the largest film festival dedicated entirely to short films outside of California – the third largest shorts film festival in the country.

This year, the festival will be showing more films than any other past year – 145 films, from 23 countries. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times – 20 minutes or less. These mini-flicks will be grouped together into 18 unique showcases shown throughout the festival. The showcases range in content with something for everyone, including dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries and experimental films.

From September 8-18, 2011, the DC Shorts Film Festival takes over Landmark’s E Street Cinema, H Street’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, the U.S. Navy Memorial Theatre and the festival will also make its first foray into Virginia with films at Artisphere in Rosslyn. Each venue offers festival attendees the opportunity to explore a distinct DC neighborhood reflected in the festival programming whether free family films or a Brazilian Carnival Artisphere, or bar deals and late night flicks at Atlas on H Street.
The fun doesn’t end with the films either, as a large program of parties (Celeberity Bash @ Madam Tussaud’s, Brazilian Carnival @ Artisphere, Closing Bash @ Atlas Arts Center) offer up food, drinks and the opportunity to mingle with filmmakers throughout the city.

For a full list of films, show times and tickets, please visit: www.dcshorts.com

What: DC Shorts Film Festival – featuring 145 films from 23 countries that are 20 minutes or less.

Where: Landmark’s E Street Theater, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Artisphere and The U.S. Navy Memorial Theatre

When: The festival takes place September 8-18, 2011 show times vary, check website for full schedule.

Press: The press will have an opportunity to get a sneak peak of this year’s Luncheon: films and learn more about all the activities surrounding the festival on Thursday, August 11 at 12:00 p.m. at Matchbox at Gallery Place/Chinatown. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Laura Gross at media@dcshorts.com.

FREE: Family Movie Screenings
Events: *Tickets MUST be reserved in advance at DCShorts.com
Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Artisphere
Saturday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Saturday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Free Lunchtime Movie Screenings
Monday, September 11 – Thursday, September 15 at 12:00 p.m. daily at E Street Cinema

Parties: Celebrity Bash at Madam Tussaud’s
Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:00 p.m. – midnight
Brazillian Carnival at Artisphere
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Closing Bash at Atlas Arts Center
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Tickets: Tickets bought in advance, online at DCShorts.com are $12/each Tickets bought at the door are $15/each
Tickets to parties are $25/each
Tickets to parties that are bought with a movie ticket are $20/each
More ticket specials can be found online at DCShorts.com

Website: For more information and a complete list of films, please visit: DCShorts.com.

Event Phone: For moviegoers who have questions, please visit the above website or call 202-393-4266

Media: For film stills, images and additional information please contact Laura Gross at 202-207-3645 or media@dcshorts.com


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