In the Press

Festival Summaries (PDF)

2010: DCS 2010 Final Report | DC Shorts Event Catalog

2009: DCS 2009 Final Report | DCS 2009 Media Coverage

2008: DCS 2008 Final Report | DCS 2008 Media Coverage

2007: DCS 2007 Final Report | DCS 2007 Media Coverage

2006: DCS 2006 Final Report | DCS 2006 Media Coverage

2011 Stories


Festival Director Jon Gann appeared on Comcast Newsmakers


Festival Director Jon Gann was interviewed on Voice of Russia, September 9, 2011

An Inside Look at the DC Shorts Film Festival, Michael Eric Dyson Show, September 7, 2011

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 8, WAMU, September 7, 2011


Short People, Washington Flyer, Fall 2011

Online Media

Embassy of Canada and the DC Shorts Film Festival, Canadian Embassy, September 16, 2011

The rise of H Street NE,,  September 12, 2011

Short Cuts: DC Shorts Film Festival Runs Through Sunday, Borderstan,  September 12, 2011

D.C. Shorts Film Festival: September 15-18, 2011, Asians on Film, September 1, 2011

For Film Lover, A Cinematic Achievement, Burke Patch, September 16, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival: Sept 8-18, IndiGoGo, September 07, 2011

Bergensstudenter vant gjev pris i USA,,  September 16, 2011

Get out: Film ‘The Room: Live’, Washington Times, September 15, 2011

Weekend events: DC Shorts Film Festival, a ‘Living House’, and a ‘Tactile Dinner Car’, TBD, September 9, 2011

This Week: Sept. 12-18, Bitches Who Brunch, September 12, 2011

How To Get Tickets To The DC Shorts Film Festival This Weekend, JauntedSeptember 7, 2011

Weekend Events in Washington DC 9/9/11, DC DESTINATION,  September 8, 2011

September/October Events, Face Magazine,  September 9, 2011

Take 5 for Sept. 9 through 11, Washington Examiner, September 8, 2011

Let the Sun Shine this WeekendKidFriendly DC, September 9, 2011

Festival Is Both Short and Sweet, Hoya, September 9, 2011

D.C. Shorts Film Festival take over the big screen, GW Hatchet, September 8, 2011

Short Stories: The DC Shorts Film Festival,, September 8, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival kicks off,, September 8, 2011

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Sept. 8-14,, September 8, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival, Brightest Young Things

Local Filmmakers Told to “Step Up Game” for Upcoming DC Shorts Film Festival, K Street Kate, August 2011

Short Sell: D.C. Shorts Film Festival, Express Night Out, September 6, 2011

DC Shorts headlines the September 12, 2011 edition of Washingtonian’s When and Where e-mail.

DC Shorts was included in the September 8 edition of Washingtonian‘s “Weekend Guide”.

DC Shorts was included in the September 8 edition of Washington Flyer‘s “Weekend Guide”.

DC Shorts Brazilian CarnivalInsideNova

DC Shorts Brazilian

DC Shorts Film

DC Shorts Brazilian Carnival, The Georgetowner


DC Shorts Brazilian CarnivalEventful

DC Shorts Film FestivalEventful

DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington City Paper

DC Shorts Brazilian CarnivalBrightest Young Things

DC Shorts Film FestivalBrightest Young Things

Ten films to see at DC Shorts festival, WTOP,  9/1/2011

DC Shorts Film Festival,

DC Shorts Film FestivalWhat to Bring to America, September 5, 2011

2011 DC Shorts Film Festival Washington DCDC DESTINATION, September 6, 2011

DC Shorts Film FestivalWashington Post – Going Out Guide

DC Shorts Film Festival Starts This Weekend, Penn Quarter Living, September 6, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival, DC Metro Mommy

DC Shorts: Short on Time, Long on Talent, OnTap, September 2, 2011

DC Short Films Festival, September 8-18CultureMob, September 1, 2011

SYMHM: August 31 Hump Day Edition, Borderstan, August 31, 2011

DC FILM SHORTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 8 – 18, 2011!Hollywood Official,  August 24, 2011

Free Family Films at DC Shorts Film FestivalDC Urban Moms,  August 31, 2011

DC Link Roundup: Heard In The ’Hood, Penn Quarter Living, August 29, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival TicketsSocial Studies

DC Shorts Film Festival: September 8 – 18, 2011, D Guides, August 26, 2011

DC Shorts Film Festival 2011,, August 29, 2011

“2011 “DC Shorts” Film Festival & Screenplay Competition To Open Next Month”, Indiewire, August 18, 2011

“DC Shorts Film Festival Expands 11 Days, Four Venues – Expands to Rosslyn, Va.”, Art202, August 16, 2011

“DC Shorts Film Fest so popular it’s expanded four days September 8-18”,, August 11, 2011

“DC Shorts: inviting the Community to Participate”, The Dressing, August 11, 2011

“DC Shorts 2011: Bigger, Longer, Still Short”, Washington City Paper, Jul. 12, 2011

2010 Stories

Print Media:

Washington Post Coverage:

The Express calls us “Short and Sweet.”

Washington Flyer calls us Hip and Quick. Cool.

On Tap Magazine has a complete run down and plan for the weekend!

DC Shorts is Long on Variety…by the Washington Examiner.

The Examiner also recommends “Music by Prudence

MetroWeekly puts DC Shorts in the spotlight.

A nice mention in the Washington Blade

Broadcast Media:

Watch Jon Gann speak about food films on W*USA-9

Watch Jon (again) on Comcast Spotlight.

Hear Festival Director, Jon Gann, on Film Festival Radio.

Video interview with Jon Gann on The DC Place.

Online Media: has much to say:

Washington City Paper coverage:

Daily Candy recommends DC Shorts (for another year!)

Washingtonian recommends DCS as an after-hours must-do.

The Pink Line Projects tells your How to Rock the Festival (a practical guide)

DC Shorts featured on Shine DC.

Deacon Does DC is excited to attend the festival.

DC Shorts Director Jon Gann Previews Next Month’s Festival online at ScreenDC.

Then Screen DC covers opening night!

The Pink Line Project has some nice things to say.

Poptimal chimes in: D.C. Shorts: Movie Watching for ADD

The 42 picks films they want to watch.

PlanetEye Traveler comments on the merits of films under 20 minutes.

Joe Flood: reel lessons in marketing on Flack Rabbit.

Joe Flood gives his impressions on “Enter the Beard.”

Metromix sure does love to cover a party!

That Kellie Girl picks us as a weekend best bet.

Rach’s Photo Blog

More pics at Fat Pants

A nice mention in the Huffington Post

We love the DCist! We are a weekend pick! And a mobile one, too!

Neighborhood blog Penn Quarter Living is always plugging us!

Zagat Buzz makes restaurant choices near the festival venues.

The Review List highlights the festival.

Anne Marchand at Painterly Visions makes her festival picks.

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