DC Independent Film Festival

DC Independent Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Washington DC,
Start Month: February


Description

As the oldest independent film festival in Washington DC, the DC Independent Film Festival has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. We have showcased cutting edge features, animation, experimental, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable.

By exhibiting world premiere screenings, hosting timely seminars and workshops, and even sponsoring discussions with the United States Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide. The festival includes a dedicated POLIDOCS section for controversial films that should be screened in the Nation’s Capital and a high school film competition. We encourage local filmmakers to apply as well as those on the cutting edge of idea, technology and energy worldwide.


Submission Requirements:

We are open to films of any genre except adult films and in any language (with subtitles). We do not have a section dedicated to family films, but love films that appeal to the child in us all. We always have a horror film section, in honor of a genre that has been an important launching point for independent filmmakers. DCIFF 2017 also welcomes open source films, art films and interactive films and the wide spectrum of documentary formats and issues including advocacy films.

Submission Deadline: November



Fees:

Our annual awards are:

Best of Fest
Best Feature
Best International
Best Documentary
Best Documentary Short
Best Short
Best Animation
Best Metro DC
Best High School Student (a separate competition within the festival)

If sponsors donate products or cash for awards, we pass these on to our winners. Otherwise we give winners our unique festival award plaques. The high school competition has cash prize awards already set.

Awards / Prizes:

Our annual awards are:

Best of Fest
Best Feature
Best International
Best Documentary
Best Documentary Short
Best Short
Best Animation
Best Metro DC
Best High School Student (a separate competition within the festival)

If sponsors donate products or cash for awards, we pass these on to our winners. Otherwise we give winners our unique festival award plaques. The high school competition has cash prize awards already set.

Contact: Alison Dooley (dciffsubmissions@gmail.com)

Website: http://dciff-indie.org/

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Festival Staff

Alison Dooley ---> Festival Contact
Primary Contact for Festival

Featured Shortfilms

The Visit ---> Film shown at Festival
World Premiere at DCIFF'16

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