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Date:2008-12-02 10:29
Subject:SUBMISSIONS OPEN for DC Shorts Film Festival 2009

Submissions are now open for the 2009 edition of the famed DC Shorts Film Festival! Visit the updated web site at http://dcshorts.com

DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films from every genre for our competition screenings — with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.

In 2008, DC Shorts reviewed more than 750 entries from around the globe. We selected 103 short films for screenings at 8 showcases during the competition weekend of September 11-14, 2008, with each show featuring an average of ten short films. Since a major focus of the event is the inclusion of filmmakers, many of the films were represented by the more than 108 filmmakers in attendance from 8 countries. More than 2,600 people attended the screenings.

DC Shorts gives ALL ENTIRES feedback -- a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee," AND as "one of the leading film festivals" in the country.

THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009.  Submission fees go up after that date -- so enter now and save!

I look forward to seeing your new works!

- Jon Gann
 Festival Director

PS: If you have a film of Asian or European interest, check out the new EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival at http://euroasiashorts.com  Low fees, unique themes, and screenings at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington DC.

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Date:2008-04-23 15:31
Subject:DC Shorts Film Festival - FINAL Deadline approaching!

Attention all Filmmakers and Writers,

This is a reminder that the final deadline for submissions for the 2008 DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL is fast approaching -- May 1 -- that's right, in a week!

Register your SHORT FILM or SCREENPLAY today by clicking http://dcshorts.com/submissions  The registration fee is $40 ($35 for students)

All entries will receive feedback and comments from the judges -- that's worth the price of entry alone!  And those selected will play in one of the fastest-growing and "most important" short film festivals -- as reported by "MovieMaker Magazine"

So, get in before it's too late.  http://dcshorts.com/submissions

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Date:2008-03-28 12:51
Subject:DC Shorts Film Festival - Regular Deadline approaching!

Hey guys, I’m here to remind you that the deadline is fast approaching for the DC Shorts Film Festival! In fact, it’s just over two weeks away –April 15th!

What is the DC Shorts Film Festival, you may ask? The DC Shorts Film Competitions spotlight truly independent short films (under 20 minutes) in every genre, created by new and established filmmakers. There are many categories to enter — lots of cash prizes and limited distribution deals to win!

Don’t forget about the Screenwriting Competition going on as well. The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition for scripts under 15 pages. Finalists will be performed in front of a live audience to compete for a $2,000 cash award and a guaranteed slot in DC Shorts 2009.

Mail films and materials to:

DC Shorts Film Festival
1317 F Street, NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20004

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Date:2008-03-14 12:18
Subject:DC Shorts Screenplay Competition

Hey guys, I’m here doing my internly duty and spreading the word about a fabulous screenwriting competition! Even though it flies under the radar, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is in its fifth year. What’s so fabulous about this competition is the multi-layered prize the winner gets! Feedback, money, and your script filmed! Check out more under the cut for more info or visit dcshorts.com!

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Date:2008-03-12 16:09
Subject:2008 Kick-Off Party! (copied from the SF site)

That's right, folks -- it's just about time to get your script-writing engines revving, and there's no better way than a kick-ass Kick-Off Party! We'll be at Butler's Pantry in the Annex, long a friend of NaNo and S.F. events, for some of their great food, our own good conversation, and maybe a few prizes and scene-starters to get your mind working for April 1st!

***Please DO RSVP, if you could, either on the Facebook event (to be added tonight) or here on-site, so we can give them an accurate count at the restaurant. ***

Here's the details:

Butler's Pantry
591 Markham Street

Google Map Here

Monday, March 31st, starting at 6:30 pm

If you have any questions, drop me a line or call my cell (416-737-1267). Hope to see you there!


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Date:2008-03-05 11:11
Subject:Coming soon ...

Please note that http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/ is now live for the 2008 season! Only a few more weeks before we'll all be doing this again ...

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Date:2007-06-05 21:20
Subject:Tomorrow night -- VIRTUAL writing session!

Okay, there's been enough interest that I'm calling a virtual writing session for tomorrow night! That's right, if you visit the chat room I have set up through Meebo (http://wwwl.meebo.com/user/deejsylvis/room/) tomorrow night after, oh, about 8 pm or so, there should be be a couple of us around, trading quips in between working on scripts! Give it a shot -- it might keep you working a bit longer than otherwise, or it may wind up distracting you. Who knows until you try!

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Date:2007-06-05 12:05
Subject:Just reposting from the Regional Forum, in case it's easier to find here

Hey, guys and gals. How's the writing coming?

Just wanted to clear up a little discrepancy in the SF site. You'll notice that the calendar listing on the Regional Forum page counts down the days, and then hours, until the next event begins. However, due to some glitch in their tracking system, ours is a few hours off. So always check the details for each event, and the time I have listed there is the time it's beginning. 'Nuff said.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out places for our events/later writing sessions, and I'm completely buried -- so if you have any time to help out, it'd be greatly appreciated. I'll figure it out eventually, but I'd like to be able to provide an updated schedule as early as possible so everyone can make plans. If nothing else, though, I can probably convince my wife to allow me to have everyone over. ;)

Also, keep an eye on the forums -- maybe we'll actually try a chat session this week, see if that works out. I still think it's kind of a cool idea.

I hope everybody's having a good time so far. The writing session last night was a great one, and I heard some people who are very happy with what they're coming up with. Looking forward to more events with more happy writers soon!

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Date:2007-05-31 23:06
Subject:Kicking off!

Well, I think a fine kick-off party was held by all. I certainly enjoyed myself thoroughly! I look forward to meeting more of you as the month goes on.

Meanwhile, everyone still awake should be getting ready to start writing at midnight! Well, not me -- I'll be off to bed. But soon enough!

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Date:2007-05-31 17:24
Subject:Looking forward ...

To the kick-off tonight! How ready are you to start writing soon?

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Date:2007-05-31 16:57
Subject:"Thank God Its Over Party." A little Soon, yes. Lol.
Mood: amused

Just thought I'd contribue to this oh-so-lovely community. Haha.

I know at Nanowrimo they have huge party's at the very end, usually the first weekend after the month of november is over, so for us it is the Sunday. I haven't been around the SF forums lately, but if there's no talk about planning a "thank god its over" party, perhaps we should take it into our own hands?

They're really fun, and you get to meet with some pretty cool people who live around you who participated in this with you.

I know some places have a party to celebrate the arrival, but I think its kind of late for that, considering its tomorrow.

Anyways, we'll see what happens. Just thought I'd throw it out there.

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