Catch new short films around DC all week

DC has become an epicenter of independent films, attracting filmmakers from around the country to take advantage of the city’s social activism and global culture.

One of DC’s hallmark film events, the DC Shorts Film Festival, kicked off last Thursday and continues through this week. The DC Shorts Festival includes screenings of 153 films from around the globe, including a collection of 18 Russian shorts. If you don’t live in downtown DC, other theaters in Maryland and Virginia plan to show the same programs as well.

Tickets to the DC Shorts Film Festival are $12 online or $15 at the door. This year’s festival also includes a $40 streaming package that lets you watch many of the films at home (pretty neat!). This is a fun opportunity to explore fresh voices in local and world cinema from the comfort of your city.

UPDATE: DC Shorts has kindly provided a code for $2 off tickets for students! Just enter the code SHARE2 at checkout for a discount.

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