Shawn Short, MFA

Shawn is a writer, director, photographer, and editor. He is a graduate of Howard University, and film/design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (graduating in Dance with film/design coursework in 2013). Short continued his study of film, photography and script writing through workshops with Hal Ackerman, Ed Kashi & Julie Winokur, Rocco Ancora, Clay Patrick McBride, Aaron Nace, Lindsey Adler and more. He holds a certificate in Film & TV Essentials from New York University.

Since his first directing film project, Dancing in the Dark (2009), Short has been driven to tell the stories of dance and Black communities through documentary. Short is known for his uncompromising devotion to quality and is firmly committed to the development and progression of African-American storytelling in the Washington, DC area.