Be a Reviewer for DC Shorts

Do you like film? Can you articulate your opinion in a few carefully crafted sentences? Do you respect the opinions of others? Do you have the passion to watch and evaluate 30 to 40 movies, or read 10 to 20 scripts? If so, then you will make an incredible reviewer.

15257069915_eac672e736_zThis year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competitions expect a record number of films and scripts to be entered!  In order to process these entries, we require the integrity and dedication of our volunteer screeners and readers.

This page has all of the information about the process, commitment, and expectations for our screeners. After reading all of the information, if you are still interested (and we hope you are!), fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Ready to Sign Up?

As a DC Shorts reviewer, I agree to…

Attend the Judge Training Session on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
 at a location in downtown, Washington, D.C. (site information will be emailed to qualified applicants.) The timeline for the day is:

9:00 Arrival and coffee
9:30 Icebreakers and Training
12:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 “From the Vaults” Screening (optional screening of past award-winning films)

Watch between 30-50 films over the course of two months.
Have a laptop, desktop or tablet computer capable of streaming video from internet services such as Vimeo and YouTube.
Comment on the films you watch within 24 hours of watching.
Work two 4-hour shifts at either the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (September 8-18, 2016).
Provide a brief bio