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The 3rd Capitol Hill Film Festival - Virtual Edition
The Capitol Hill Film Festival is a community film competition in Washington D.C. and the only bracket style (think March Madness) short film festival in the nation! We have five-star reviews from our sponsors, filmmakers, festival-goers, and film lovers. Last year our second iteration had over 150 competing filmmakers, over 15 community business sponsors, and a near sold-out audience.
Currently in its third year, the Capitol Hill Film Festival is a unique short film knockout style competition where local entries compete against the best in the world. All submissions are divided into three geographical brackets -- American, International, Local DMV -- which will compete through knockout stages, with the final films being screened in front of a live audience at the historic Miracle Theater. Our jury composed of industry leaders crowning one short as the Best Picture, and the Best Director, whereas our live audience votes for their favorites in each of the three categories (America, International, Local DMV).
Welcome to the
Capitol Hill Film Festival
See Tomorrow's Best Filmmakers Today!
See Tomorrow's Best Filmmakers Today
Watch original cinematic art and vote for your festival's favorites!
1-MONTH FESTIVAL PASS
This year's festival is a month long celebration of over 70 unique short films from around the globe and even right here in the DMV. Enjoy thrillers, dramas, animation, music videos, and more. Festival passes are only $7.99 for 30 days of viewing and don't forget to vote for your favorites!
The best films from the DMV!
Your viritual pass to this year's 2020 Capitol Hill Film Festival includes the best short films from around the DMV. We love spotlighting local talent and think you should check out these amazing entries!
Browse America's Finest!
Every year we spotlight some of the best American independent films. These are the ones we think you'll love!
Fresh Voices from Around the World
We enjoy all kinds of cinema from the bold to the beautiful and the unique to the unbelievable. That is why each year we enjoy showcasing the best in international independent film! Check out this year's contenders!
Vote for your favorites.
We're unlike any other film festival around. Our films compete for Audience Awards in each category. After you've seen the films don't forget to vote. ALL BALLOTS WILL BE EMAILED TO PASS HOLDERS AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL.
Watch from anywhere
No television provider needed. Stream all 76 films from your computer, device, or internet browser. Then cast or mirror them to your smart tv.