Posts Tagged ‘jon gann’

With Funny Feds Series, DC Shorts Makes Moviegoing More Social

Live comedy and short film: two totally different mediums, right? Not so, says DC Shorts Laughs, a 90-minute show that marries the best Funniest Fed comedians with seven classic DC Shorts mini-movies. Each of the four shows in the schedule doubles as a "best-of" showcase for both organizations: two to three past DC Shorts comedies, then [...]

Arts Roundup: National Book Awards Edition

Bethesda author and 1998 National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (Someone) and D.C. native Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena) are up for National Book Awards. [Post]
Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, which premiered at Woolly Mammoth, gets a warm reception off-Broadway. [Post]
A chat with DC Shorts founder and director Jon Gann, who's in the process of [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting: Way to Blow It, DCCAH

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted a public feedback session last night for local residents interested in the future of the ailing Lincoln Theatre. A lovely idea, asking the public how it envisions Lincoln's destiny; but for many of the people who trekked out into the rain to attend the meeting at [...]

Second Run: Why Local Filmmakers Are Miffed by Crystal Palmer’s Return to the D.C. Film Office

Crystal Palmer is a difficult woman to reach—it’s “pilot season,” after all. As the director of the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, she’s been booked solid all month: The city’s budgeting process hasn’t begun; aspiring TV productions are in town shooting their debut episodes in hopes of winning a prime time slot [...]

For 2011, DC Shorts Goes Brazilian

The DC Shorts Film Festival opened the submission period today for the eighth installment of the yearly contest of brief movies by up-and-coming filmmakers. The festival is once again open to all genres, though this year it is partnering with the Embassy of Brazil to curate a group of shorts from that country.
Jon Gann, the [...]

D.C. Shorts: Still On!

Neither sleet nor snow nor...more snow will bully fest founder Jon Gann into canceling his Best of D.C. Shorts 2009 showcase tonight or tomorrow.
As its title implies, the screenings will be a double-feature of the cream of last year's D.C. Shorts Film Festival crop, starting at 7 p.m. at the Naval Heritage Center.
Metro, however, might [...]