Ticket sales and event fees only cover 60% of our annual operating expenses. Please help us make up the other 40% through a donation to DC Shorts, a non-profit arts organization.

DC Shorts Highlights

Become a DC Shorts SUPERSTAR!!

Help support our educational programs!  As a DC Shorts Superstar you will help us support (1) To Support Our Filmmaker Education Programs (Mentors, Fall Festival Seminar Series), (2) To Support and Expand Our Educational Internship Program, (3) To Bring Filmmakers and Other Industry Professionals to DC for Educational and other Programming Events.

As a thank you for your gift of $250, you will be provided Member Only Free Sneak Preview Tickets, Member Only Events and Swag. You will Special Recognition on Our Website & Fall Festival Catalog, Priority Seating at selected events, and lastly, a DC Shorts Fall Festival Pass that includes ALL events.

Double Your Contribution!

If you work for an employer with a Matching Gift Program, you may be able to double your gift.

Become a Partner!

DC Shorts could not exist without our sponsors who help make it all happen. Please help us by frequenting those businesses that have given so generously and be sure to thank them for supporting us. Sponsoring is a great way to increase your businesses’ visibility.  For more information or to customize a partnership package to meet your specific needs, contact Paul Marengo, our Executive Director by emailing him at  As always, thank you for your support!

How to Donate

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to mail your donation, please enclose a check made payable to “DC Shorts” and send to:

DC Shorts
1317 F Street, NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20004

Donate Online


Non-profit Status

The DC Film Alliance/DC Shorts is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

View proof of our IRS approval.

Download our 2013 IRS 990
Download our 2012 IRS 990
Download our 2011 IRS 990
Download our 2010 IRS 990
Download our 2009 IRS 990
Download our 2008 IRS 990
Download our 2007 IRS 990