DC Shorts champions short filmmaking. To this end, we are happy to provide tools, links and resources to help all filmmakers in their quest to tell compelling stories.

Online Tools | Networking | Finance and Permitting | Reading: Online Resources


@dcshortstools Feed

FOLLOW USA daily collection of JOBS, CASTING NOTICES and EVENTS from over 20 various DC area and national resources.

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DC Shorts Toolkit

An open email exchange to request information from other filmmakers, post screening information — or even sell old equipment

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DC Shorts Actors’ List

Post casting notices to over 2,000 DC and East Coast actors.

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NETWORKING: DC-Based Film Organizations

Women in Film and Video
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Women in Film and Video (WIFV) of Washington, DC (not just for women!) is dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community.

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Television, Internet and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC), was formed to serve the needs of the growing Washington/Baltimore media production community.  Focused on the burgeoning local market, TIVA offers an entrée into a world of career opportunities, new-industry technology seminars, educational outreach, mentoring and award ceremonies.

Docs in Progress
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Docs In Progress works to create community through documentary with a variety of programs and services, including work-in-progress screenings, training classes,professional development workshops, private consultations, online resources and a blog. We help experienced and emerging documentary filmmakers make better films by giving them the tools to foster and improve their skills at all stages of the filmmaking process.

Virginia Production Alliance
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The Virginia Production Alliance was formed to promote production in the Commonwealth. We unite the Virginia creative community — professionals involved in film, video, audio and new media — and provide valuable educational, social, and networking opportunities that help grow the industry.


DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment
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The mission of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is to initiate, implement and manage the operations and logistics of programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects.

Virginia Film Office
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At the Virginia Film Office we are passionate about filmmaking in our state. We love working with films, commercials, documentaries, television shows, and new media projects of all types and sizes. Visit our Production Services Directory for information about crew and services, our Location Library to view the incredibly wide variety of locations Virginia has to offer, and our incentive section to learn more about our incentive program.

Maryland Film Office
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As an arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, our mission is to attract film and video production to film on-location in the state of Maryland. Our goal is to make the process of filming in Maryland as easy as possible.

Baltimore Film Office
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The Baltimore Film Office to provides exceptional service to all productions scouting and filming in Baltimore. Our staff has nearly 20 years of experience in and with the film industry in Baltimore. We will help you scout locations, secure permits, provide logistical support and coordinate with city agencies for use of city properties, equipment and personnel.

READING: Online Resources and Print Resources

Moviemaker Magazine
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MovieMaker is the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent movie magazine. Founded in 1993, the magazine currently enjoys an international bimonthly distribution of 44,000, a readership of more than 160,000 and a direct subscribership of more than 14,000.

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