From concerts to festivals, Washington D.C. is filled with exciting things to do on the weekends. This weekend you can have your pick between the figure skating show, Ice Champions LIVE!; the grand opening of the Union Market; the Black Cats 19th Anniversary; and many others. With so many options, making a decision is no easy feat. Washington D.C. is hosting one event that you do not want to miss, the DC Shorts Film Festival.
The DC Shorts Film Festival is the largest film festival in the country with a screening of over 140 short films. This weekend (September 6th-8th), the films will be screened then followed by a question and answer sessions with the producers. In case you missed the screenings this weekend, the films will be rescreened throughout the week. To conclude the festival, the “Best of DC Shorts” will be screened next weekend (September 15th and 16th).
Different events are held throughout the week, which includes multiple parties such as the City View Party at Carroll Square and the Grand Bash at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The week closes with the Closing Party at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. All the party tickets include an open bar and appetizers, but make sure to buy your tickets here before they sell out!
This year, the DC Shorts Festival is branching out by partnering with Whole Foods and The Coterie to properly showcase food-themed films. Certain films will be paired with a chef who will prepare small plates for the members of the audience. The film Tastes Like Chicken will be paired with chef Jacob Hunter from Matchbox, a restaurant located in D.C. He will be serving a dish inspired by the movie, cornbread with organic honey and homemade whipped butter. He believes that it is a dish that chickens would want to eat.
Enjoy your weekend, and make sure that you check out the DC Shorts Film Festival!