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Celebrate With Us

DC Shorts loves to celebrate our filmmakers — and our audience! All parties include light refreshments and a special selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at a box office, as we cannot allow on-site sales.

Public/Open Parties

party1City View Party

Friday, September 12 | 9:00PM–11:00PM
Carroll Square, 975 F Street, NW (Metro Center)

Celebrate DC Shorts’ opening weekend under the stars atop the roof deck at Carroll Square.

Grand Bash

Saturday, September 13 | 8:00PM–11:00PM
U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Archives Metro)

Spend an evening at the U.S. Navy Memorial, complete with night views of the Archives and Capitol!

TICKETS: $20 + service charge

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Invitation-Only Events

party2Open to VIPs, Passholders, and Filmmakers Only

Filmmaker/VIP Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 11 | 9:00PM–11:00PM
Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street, NW (Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro)

A small event open exclusively to our visiting filmmakers and pass holders. La Tasca will feature its famous tapas and other delicious treats from Spain.

Closing Celebration

Saturday, September 20 | 9:00PM–11:00PM
U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Archives Metro)

As the festival comes to an end we throw one last hoorah! Come dance on the plaza, enjoy great music, watch film clips and have a drink at the open bar. Event only open to passholders and filmmakers.