SEPTEMBER 6 – 16, 2018

The 2018 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collections of short films in the USA. Out of over 1200 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 130+ unique films in 18 showcases that reflect the 30 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington, DC.

Enjoy the festival in person at our venues in Washington, DC — or sit back and enjoy many of our selections in the comfort of your home, office with our Online Film Festival But hurry it is only available during the festival and will be turned off at midnight, September 16th.

DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018


When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time-capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible. With more gun stores in the U.S.A. than McDonalds, Starbucks, and supermarkets combined, there’s a lot of paperwork to manually sort through. And it’s truly a sight to behold.

10 minutes • Documentary • United States

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