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Kevin McCarthy talks with Jon Gann, Director of Programs for DC Shorts:

CBS9 Jon Gann, Director of Programming for DC Shorts speaks about the film festival on CBS9: NBC4 Barbara Harrison talks with Paul Marengo, Executive Director of DC Shorts:


Yolanda Vazquez talks with Jon Gann, Director of Programming for DC Shorts, at Comcast Newsmakers:

NewsChannel 8

Jon Gann speaks about the DC Shorts Film Festival on News Channel 8.  Watch the clip here.

On the grand finale of the Arch Campbell Show, filmmaker Rob Raffety speaks about the DC Shorts Film Festival lineup and his film, Retirement.


DC Shorts Returns as “World’s Coolest” Short Film Festival, WTOP

Art Beat with Lauren Laundau – September 8, WAMU 88.5


Aspiring Filmmakers take to DC Shorts Film Festival, Spotlight Network

Check Out the Top Selections from the 2014 DC Shorts Film Festival, Washingtonian

Free and Easy: H Street Festival, DC Shorts animated showcase, Zoo Fiesta, The Washington Post

DC Shorts’ Winning Flicks: A Medical Marijuana Documentary and a “Silly Bastard”, Washington City Paper

What to Know About the DC Shorts Film Festival, The Washington Post

DC Shorts Film Festival: ‘Ziazan’: An Armenian Girls Adventure…, The Washington Post

‘Retirement’ Mixes Storytelling with Movie-Making, The Washington Post

Heal H Street Explores the Effects of Gentrification at DC Shorts, The Washington Post

DC Shorts Film Festival, Reviewed, Washington City Paper

Northern Virginia Filmmakers Showcase at the DC Shorts Film Festival, Northern Virginia Magazine

Preview: DC Shorts Film Festival Shows 1-4, Brightest Young Things

Filmmaker Puts a Ferret in a Leading Role, The Washington Post KidsPost

DC Shorts Film Festival Spotlights LGBT Films, Tagg Magazine

DC Shorts Film Festival, Woman Around Town

Movie Lovers! Don’t Miss the DC Shorts Film Festival, Clotureclub.com

Jody’s Jam of the Week, Falls Church News Press

DC Shorts Film Festival Runs Downtown, PQLiving

Meaning in the Little Things: A Look at Local DC Shorts, On Tap Magazine

Post’s “Hotlist” for September, The Washington Post

DC Shorts Film Festival Returns, The Washington Informer

DC Shorts Film Festival Anticipates More Variety, Washington Afro Newspaper

In DC: DC Shorts Film Festival, Urban Bohemian

Heal H Street Documentary Short Film, H Street Great Street

Jewish Films, Directors Featured in DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington Jewish Week

DC Shorts hosts night of LGBT offerings, Washington Blade

Culture Roundup: 8 Not-to-Miss Events This Season, Capitol File

DC Short Film Festival Coming Soon, Festival DC

Never Mind Sharknado…METRO (UK)

DC Shorts Director Calls Upcoming Festival Powerful Stuff, K Street Kate Magazine

DC Shorts Film Festival Heads into its 11th Year, Pamela’s Punch

Awaiting the DC Shorts Film Festival, DG Speaks

You Should Know: Director, Lindsey Sitz, Washington Jewish Week


Free and Easy Going Out Guide, The Washington Post 

Weekend Best Bets, Brightest Young Things

10 Things to Do in the DC Area, September 12-14, The Washington Post

Get Out, The Washington Times

Going Out Guide, The Washington Post

The Hotlist: September 2014, The Washington Post 

Event ListingThe Agenda News

City Smart, September-October, Baltimore Style

Editor’s Pick, Fall Arts Preview, The Washington Post

FrontDesk Listing, DC Modern Luxury (September/October Print Edition)

Where and When Listing, Washingtonian (September/October Print Edition)


Read about DC Shorts’ past events in Moviemaker Magazine

DC Shorts Named “Coolest Short Film Festival, Moviemaker Magazine

Read about DC Shorts’ past events in Washington City Paper

DC Shorts Named “Best Film Festival” for 3rd Year, Washington City Paper

Festival Summaries (PDF)

2013: DCS 2013 Final Report | DCS 2013 Press Archive

2012: DCS 2012 Final Report | DCS 2012 Press Archive

2011: DCS 2011 Final Report | DCS 2011 Media Coverage | DCS 2011 Press Archive

2010: DCS 2010 Final Report | DCS 2010 Event Catalog | DCS 2010 Press Archive

2009: DCS 2009 Final Report | DCS 2009 Media Coverage

2008: DCS 2008 Final Report | DCS 2008 Media Coverage

2007: DCS 2007 Final Report | DCS 2007 Media Coverage

2006: DCS 2006 Final Report | DCS 2006 Media Coverage