The generous support of individuals has allowed DC Shorts to provide hundreds of thousands of filmmakers and film lovers of all ages with high-quality programming over the past 18 years. As a year-round nonprofit arts organization, your support enables us to continue our programming, from the DC Shorts International Film Festival, to free education programs, and screenings. There are many ways to get involved and many ways to support us. Please consider making a donation today.

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.


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Make a donation through the mail:

Check donations can be mailed to us at the following address:
DC Shorts / 2000 14th St. NW / Suite 105 / Washington, DC 20009

Legacy Gifts

For those who look beyond the moment, a Legacy Gift is a meaningful way to ensure that the DC Film Alliance has the resources to serve future generations. If you believe in the mission of the DC Film Alliance and want to provide support that will continue beyond your lifetime, consider making a Legacy Gift today. We’ll work closely with you to customize the impact of your contribution and ensure it supports the programs that are most meaningful to you. You can become a partner in that effort and make a difference by making a Legacy Gift to the DC Film Alliance through a number of mechanisms: Bequests and Wills ■ Charitable Trusts ■ Gifts from an IRA ■ Life Insurance. Please consider supporting the DC Film Alliance’s future through a provision in your estate plans. For more information about Legacy Gifts, please contact:

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 Sponsor/Advertiser

The Festival offers exceptional sponsorship opportunities to meet your organization’s marketing and philanthropic goals. We also offer advertising opportunities at our events, in our festival program guide, on screen, on our website, and more. By advertising, your organization will reach a community of loyal film fans and film industry professionals. For more information email

Attend one of our Events

DC Shorts produces programs and events throughout the year. These exciting and frequently educational events enable you to meet and network with other community members all while supporting visual storytelling.

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 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.

Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

Each year, DC Shorts’s goal is to invite as many filmmakers and film industry professionals as possible to the festival. You can help by using your airline miles to book travel for filmmakers to DC Shorts. If donating miles, you must be willing to make reservations as directed by DC Shorts staff or cover the costs associated with transfer of miles/points to DC Shorts account as most airlines charge a fee for this service. Please contact your airline/program for details. For more information or to donate miles contact

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.

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