2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 10–20, 2015

Screenplay Competition

screenFriday, September 18 | 7:00PM – 9:30PM
U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Archives Metro)

The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics reviewed over 145 screenplays — and selected the top 6 to be performed for you! After a table reading, the audience will vote for their favorite, and one lucky writer will walk away with $2,000 to shoot their project! The completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2016.

We need actors to read for this performance. This is a non-paid gig. SAF/AFTRA members may participate. Learn more and participate.

The 6 Finalists

Screenplay Competition

A precocious 11-year-old abducts her mother’s uptight ex-boyfriend, to try to force him to become the parent she has always wanted.

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Screenplay Competition

Santa hates that he is portrayed as a buffoon in Hollywood movies, so he hires a reluctant Jewish attorney named Goldman to sue the major studios.

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Screenplay Competition

Two sisters run into trouble with airport security after finding an unorthodox way to memorialize their dead uncle.

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Screenplay Competition

A well-intentioned 14-year-old gets more than he bargained for when he confronts a violent neighbor.

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Screenplay Competition

What seems like a normal elevator ride turns into something much more when Charlotte runs into her father whom she has not seen in ten years.

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Screenplay Competition

A young woman’s screwball quest to donate her eggs before her 30th birthday.

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