2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 10–20, 2015



All regular and “best of” showcases are approximately 90 minutes; the Family Show is 60 minutes. All events, including free screening, must be ticketed. Each screening requires a separate ticket.

Tickets may be purchased online through the SCHEDULE PAGE. Click on any event to discover more details — and the link to purchase tickets.

Tickets may also be purchased online through any FILM DESCRIPTION PAGE. Click on any film to discover more information, watch available trailers, see show times — and the link to purchase tickets.

Party Tickets Party

All parties include light refreshments and beverages. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

DC Shorts Online Film Festival

Seeing every film at the theater is not always possible — we are showing a staggering 24 hours of film! The DC Shorts Online Film Festival is a way to watch many of the films in the comfort of your home — or on the run using a smartphone or tablet. FREE with the purchase of AN ALL-ACCESS pass!

All-Access Festival Pass

A single pass which allows entry into any screening, party, workshop — even the Best of DC Shorts! Plus, this pass includes:

  • Priority seating at all screenings — you get in first!
  • Priority entry to all parties — you get in first!
  • DC Shorts T-shirt
  • Swag bag
  • Access to the DC Shorts Online Film Festival



All ticket and pass holders must be seated 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee a seat. After that time, pass holders will be admitted with the general audience.
20 minutes before each showcase…VIP pass holders and filmmakers are admitted to the theater.
15 minutes before each showcase… all ticket holders are admitted to the theater.
10 minutes before each showcase… all unclaimed seats are sold at the theater door. The standby line will form 45 minutes before the screening time. What are your chances of getting in? Pretty good — we usually release a minimum of 20-40 tickets at the door.


All ticket and pass sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges of tickets, party or festival passes.
We know that mistakes happen. If you present a ticket purchased in error, we will accommodate you at a screening of your choice on a space-available basis. Visit the box office prior to standing in line.

Proud to partner with