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The Dc After Dark

(est. 2016)

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*We will be Officially Rebranding our festival this summer to Genre Films. Horror, Thriller, Dark or Quirky Comedies, Experimental, Grindhouse, etc. We want them!


And btw, are you a Cosplayer??


Please Stay Tuned!
(June 30, 2023)


Nestled in the heart of the national capital, Washington D.C., the DC After Dark International Film Festival is a part of the GO Independent series of film festivals in the FAME family. Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.


We are producing a full on, live film festival at the Angelika Pop Up in Union Market, Washington, D.C. HOWEVER, we are susceptible to country, state and local laws, which enforce specific, gathering guidelines. To that end, circumstances beyond our control include venue policy and protocol, and insurance limitations.

For the year 2023 and for the foreseeable future, we will be producing both a virtual and live event. Please understand, before submitting, that with little to no notification, we may have to change presentation formats.





Submissions Open: November 25, 2022

Early Bird Deadline: January 04, 2023

Regular Deadline: July 26, 2023

Late Deadline: August 15, 2023

Extended Deadline: September 06, 2023

FINAL Deadline: September 27, 2023 

Notification: October 11, 2023

Virtual Screening: (10/29 - 11/05, 2023)

Live Festival: (11/02-05, 2023)

*Due to COVID related events beyond our control, schedules may change with little to no notification. 

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