Monday, September 23, 2013

DC Shorts Film Festival Announces Winners

Outstanding Local Film: Honk if You Love Someone

DC Shorts Film Festival Continues this Week
September 23-29, 2013

Best of DC Shorts: September 27-29, 2013

After an exciting opening weekend, the DC Shorts Film Festival is proud announce this year's winners (see list below). Short film lovers will be able to view all the winners along with all of the other films the festival is showcasing throughout this week. The festival ends this weekend, featuring the Best of DC Shorts from September 27-29.

Now in its tenth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival is one of the best-known short film festivals in the country and the largest on the east coast. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times of one – twenty minutes. Films range in content with something for everyone, including dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries and experimental films. Best of DC Shorts marks the culmination of the festival that now lasts 11 days and shows over 150 films from 22 countries. This year's opening weekend boasted four sold-out shows and a 20 percent increase in ticket sales over last year.

Best of DC Shorts features two different showcases with their own unique sets of films - a separate ticket is needed for each show.

Jury Award Winners:
Outstanding Local Film: Honk if You Love Someone
Outstanding First Time Director: Devon Avery, Practice Makes Perfect
Golden Pineapple (Outstanding Use of Food presented by Whole Foods P Street): Mile High Pie
Festival Programmer's Choice: Mi Ojo Derecho (Apple of My Eye)
Filmmaker's Choice (a peer award): Uisce Beatha (Whiskey/Water of Life)

Audience Favorites:
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Sit With Me
Legal Stranger
Building Magic
Ol' Bay
Today I Will Tell Her
Pearl Was Here
Ojos Que No Ven (What The Eye Doesn't See)
Great Adventures
88 Miles to Moscow
A Little Something on the Side
El Hombre Equividado (The Wrong Man)
Pishto Goes Away
Scent of a Woman