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Directors Circle Festival of Shorts

To support bold, visionary filmmakers and scriptwriters while advancing the art form of film with remarkable cinematic technologies and experiences.

We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization that was founded by a group of industry professionals to showcase the best and the brightest of new and veteran filmmakers and scriptwriters of all genres.

We strive to achieve our mission by encouraging new writers and filmmakers and helping to transform their dreams into reality through presentation and international recognition. 

In addition to recognizing veterans of the filmmaking and writing industry, we assist aspiring scriptwriters and filmmakers in realizing their dreams of becoming professional scriptwriters and filmmakers.

We are committed to discovering the best filmmaking and writing talent and placing those talented projects onto the desks of decision makers.

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types including avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation.

Our unique film festival reaches new heights internationally for independent film festivals presenting our films in a way unlike any other film festival in the world. Viewing interactively online allows independent filmmakers and fans to take pleasure in the films world wide on the go, from work and from the comfort of their own homes. In the technologically advanced world we live in, where communication and convenience MUST be at the tips of our fingers, we knew this was the next progressive step in film festivals.

Since debuting our fest online we have gained even more recognition among the film viewing public and filmmakers, not to mention production houses and distributors because they no longer have to travel to find the next film that will make Hollywood sit up and take notice. Currently, convenience is the name of the game, especially for the independent film industry.

All competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts and films reviewed by established production companies and agents in LA and NY.

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts and the writers and filmmakers we discover attract the attention of industry searching for the best new independent writing and filmmaking talent. As a year-round organization, Directors Circle serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent.

New filmmakers and writers today realize that the Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is a place to launch their careers.


2011 Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition Call for Entries

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition has officially opened our call for entries and will accept submissions

internationally of short length films and feature and short length scripts in any and all genres including documentary, horror,

experimental, animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian and all genre of music videos for our 2011 festival, November 10, 2011

to November 19, 2011.


The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and

influential films of all types.


We will accept all forms of religious, Christian, and spiritual films and scripts including African, African American,

Gay/Lesbian, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world.

Festival horror categories for scripts and films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Grindhouse Horror,

Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student horror films and scripts.


Our Film Festival shall accept music videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept

music videos of all ranges from pop, punk, rock, alt-country, country-western, folk, reggae, hip-hop to electronica, jazz, blues,

Zydeco, industrial, gothic, karaoke, avant-garde, world music, and experimental.


Bold visions, adventurous Ideas, Skillfully crafted, Artistically inspired, projects  are the kinds of films and scripts we are

looking for. 


The Director's Circle Scriptwriting Competition offers a $500.00 cash award to our first place winner of the 2011 competition

among other prizes. The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration.


ALL competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts and films reviewed by established

production companies and agents in LA and NY.


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