DC SHORTS

FILM FESTIVAL &
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

SEPTEMBER 7–17, 2017

The 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the USA. Out of over 1,500 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 170+ unique films in 17 showcases that reflect the 31 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 many of our selections in the comfort of your home, office — or on the go! But hurry — online access is only available during the festival, and will be turned off at midnight, September 17th.

DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 7—17, 2017

FILM SPOTLIGHT: Late Show

A rented SUV departs the nation’s capital at midnight on Halloween. Its destination: Ed Sullivan Theater. The 55 year-old Morgan Jones is on a quest to become an intern on the Late Show in David Letterman’s last season on air, a bold effort by a hospitality management student to extricate himself from two decades stuck in transitional housing. In Letterman, Morgan sees a way out. Joined by six peers all struggling to survive in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, bent on helping their friend fulfill a dream, these 24 hours in the Big Apple result in an experience you won’t soon forget…

21:01 Minutes • Documentary

See this film in the following showcases: Lunchtime Sampler 2

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