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The generous support of individuals has allowed us to provide hundreds of thousands of individuals of all ages with high-quality programming over the past 13 years. As a year-round nonprofit arts organization, your support is needed to continue our programming, from the DC Shorts Film Festival to free Education Programs and Screenings. There are many ways to get involved and many ways to support us….

Make a donation online
Make a donation online today and contribute to the many initiatives at DC Shorts. Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation and enjoy the benefits and recognition, please refer to our memberships below.

Donate

Make a donation through the mail
Check donations can be mailed to us at the following address:
DC Shorts / 1317 F Street, NW / Suite 920 / Washington, DC 20004

Become a Member of the Red Carpet Society!!!! (Donation Request: $1,000)
Help support our largest and most needed expense, our venue rentals.  As a member of the Red Carpet Society will ensure that we will always have a home to screen the incredible films and stories our filmmakers have to tell.

PERKS (For Two)
(1) Reserved and Priority Seating
(2) Recognition (Electronic and in Print)
(3) Sneak Peak and Advance Notice of DC Shorts Film Festival
(4) Two All Inclusive All Access Passes to DC Shorts Fall Film Festival
(5) Complimentary Tee and Swag Bag
(6) Two Tickets to All Programs
(7) Admission to Special Mentor’s Graduation Reception
(8) Discounts to Partnered Film Festivals
(9) Society Only Events

Become a Superstar!!!! (Donation Request: $250)
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.

PERKS
(1) Priority Seating
(2) Recognition (Electronic and in Print)
(3) Sneak Peak and Advance Notice of DC Shorts Film Festival
(4) Comped All Inclusive All Access Passes to DC Shorts Fall Film Festival
(5) Complimentary Tee and Swag Bag
(6) Discounts to All Other Programming
(7) Discounts to Partnered Film Festivals (APA Film, etc.)
(8) Admission to Special Mentor’s Graduation Reception

For more information on how to become a Member of the Red Carpet Society or becoming a Superstar, email Paul Marengo, our Director of Development at paul.marengo@dcshorts.com.

Make a Matching Gift
Workplace giving programs might allow you to double your gift—contact your company’s Human Resources Department for specific details

Become a Partner/Advertiser
The Festival offers exceptional sponsorship opportunities to meet your organization’s marketing and philanthropic goals. We also offer many advertising opportunities at our events, festival program guide, slide shows, website, and in our bi-monthly newsletter. By advertising, your organization will reach a community of loyal film fans and film industry professionals. For more information email Paul Marengo, our Director of Development at paul.marengo@dcshorts.com.

Attend one of our Events
DC Shorts holds a number of programs and events throughout the year. These fun and exciting events enable you to meet and network with other community members all while supporting visual storytelling.

Upcoming Events
DC Wins / February 2017
Mentors / March 2017
DC Laughs / May 2017
DC Shorts Fall Film Festival / September 2017
Real to Reel / November 2017

Amazon Smile
Support DC Shorts by choosing DC Film Alliance as your designated charity on Amazon Smile…All you have to do is simply sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser, go to Your Account from the navigation menu at the top of any page, and then select “DC FILM ALLIANCE as your designated Charity.

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.

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