Learn to Make and Market a Film with DC Shorts

The idea of making a short film can be a daunting prospect. What kind of camera do I use? Do I need special software? Where can I find actors? And how do I let people know about my film?

Find answers to these questions at DC Shorts Mentors and learn filmmaking over four weekends in March and April.

Organized by the DC Shorts Film Festival, these interactive sessions are designed to build upon one another, creating the skills you need to become a filmmaker. Over four weekends in DC you can learn how to write a script, audition actors, shoot your film and then market it – you can sign up for the whole program or just take individual classes.

These are not classes on theory – these are workshops taught by local filmmakers who have made award-winning short films and have practical advice to share. And at $160 for seven classes, it costs a fraction of similar training programs.

Full disclosure: I’ll be one of the writer-mentors for the March 3 class on storytelling. I’m a writer who won the Film DC Screenplay Competition and has been a judge for DC Shorts and other local festivals. I like helping writers. There’s so much “fear to start” among new writers that can be overcome with a little bit of encouragement and practical advice. I can provide that.

Sign-up for DC Shorts Mentors and turn your celluloid dream into reality over four weekends in spring.

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