Open to films of any genre (documentary, feature, shorts, web series, art and animation) and in any language (with subtitles). The festival is known for cutting edge style and content, first-time features, web series, experimental and animated films from across the world. DCIFF 2017 welcomes interactive films and our Poli-Docs in-competition screenings comes with carefully planned panel discussions. The film festival is Feb. 15-20th, 2017.
Submissions | DCIFF
Early: September 25th, 2016
Regular: November 28th, 2016
Final: December 4th, 2016
DCIFF is a competitive festival. Metro DC Film Premieres required (we do accept films that have had private/preview screenings in DC), East Coast and US Premieres preferred; all films completed after October 2015; reasonable submission fees used to cover the cost of filmmaker support: press, screenings, seminars and outreach. DCIFF is a fully independent volunteer-run festival with an eighteen year track record.
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