DC Film Alliance

Website: DC Film Alliance (DC Shorts Film Festival)
Program Guides: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017

DC Shorts champions short filmmaking. Through a series of regularly scheduled educational programs, screening opportunities, sharing resources via online tools, partnering with film, arts and business organizations, and our annual DC Shorts Film Festival, DC Shorts provides opportunities for filmmakers of every skill level to explore and learn their craft — while entertaining and expanding the horizons of audience members.


AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Organizational Management
* Assisted in creating the organizational budget while responsible for all aspects of revenue generation through cash and in-kind support.
* Created and managed a development program to include diverse funding sources including Foundation Support, Corporate Support, Individual Giving, and Earned income
* Created and executed DC Film Alliance’s Arts Education Program, Professional Development Program, and Collective Impact Summits
* Created, executed, and managed a partnership program designed to increase brand awareness, ticket sales, and new programming
* Developed and promoted a wide range of volunteer opportunities for all DC Film Alliance’s events including DC Shorts, DC Film Alliance’s Signature Film Festival


* Increased sponsors yearly by 30%
* Increased government funding yearly by 25%
* Increased community partnerships by 400%
* Increased in-kind contribution thereby increasing cost savings

* Increased in-kind venue support to cover all but screening venues
* Secured all event venues through in-kind sponsorship
* Secured all beverage sponsors through in-kind sponsorship

* Received Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency

Events – Social Events / Networking Events
Sponsors – 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017
Community Partners – 2017

* Programmed in under-served communities in DC’s Ward 7 & 8
* Increased educational and networking  opportunities
* Expanded Filmmaker Hospitality Program
* Highlighted Homeless / Transitional Housing Filmmakers
* Highlighted People w/ Disability Filmmakers
* Highlight Web Series and Women Directed Films
* Expanded Lunch Time Film Series to ensure access for all

Educational Programming – 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / Cinematic Conversations
Special Programming – Lunch Time Screenings / Outdoor Screenings / REEL Abilities
Special Educational Programming: Combat Cinema

PREVIOUS ROLES (2003 – 2017)
– Executive Director 
– Managing Director 
– Development Director
– Volunteer Manager
– Venue Manager
– Volunteer