DC Shorts showcases the largest audience-driven collection of short films in the USA http://www.dcshorts.com/.
The DC Shorts Film Festival (September 8-15, 2011) turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. They select films of every genre and niche for their competition screenings – Cash and gift prizes — plus feedback for all entries. http://dcshorts.com/enter-a-film
The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition (October 2011) is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics will review and provide coverage (feedback) for scripts of 15 pages or less. 5 – 7 finalists will be featured during ScriptDC – a weekend of screenwriting events for DC regional writer and filmmakers, where their scripts will be read in front of a live audience – and one will walk away with $2,000 to shoot their project! http://www.dcshorts.com/screenplay-competition/