DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Best of DC Shorts

DC Shorts proudly presents jury and audience awards to our top films. These shorts are programmed into two different “Best of DC Shorts” showcases that are screened at Miracle Theater on September 15th and 16th. It is a great way to conclude the week — and catch the selections that might go on to fame… and that special golden statue!

Best of DC Shorts
Showcase A

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Get Tickets
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Get Tickets
4:00 PM — 5:30PM

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Get Tickets
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM

Fauve – Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Minstrel Vs. Puppet – An artistic film illustrating the internal conflict many women, particularly women of color, experience surrounding the topics of brains and beauty. It also depicts how this same conflict manifests externally with some women identifying with and relating more to their own internal level of intellect while others identify with and relate more to their external degree of beauty.

Negative Space – My dad taught me how to pack.

Bini – At the outbreak of the Kosovo War, six year old Bini is only thinking about his most prized possession, a piece of candy. When suddenly he and his family are faced with life threatening obstacles, Bini learns that candy may not be the only thing of value he loses that day. War and family come together in this touching film about love, loss, and sacrifice.

Tweet Tweet – Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.

Sidelined – In 1978, several NFL cheerleaders posed in Playboy magazine after receiving approval from team management. But when the issue hit newstands, cheerleaders were fired, the San Diego Chargettes were disbanded, and the story made it to newspaper headlines, talk shows, and TV news around the country.

Best of DC Shorts

Showcase B

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Get Tickets
10:00 PM — 11:30 PM

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Get Tickets
6:00 PM — 9:30 PM

Nevada – In this stop-motion animated comedy, a young couple’s romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a birth control mishap.

Facing Mecca – Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife. Together they stumble into a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy to which Roli finds a beautifully simple answer. A touching story of how one man helps a refugee during one of the largest refugee crisis in recent history. One small act of kindness can change the world.

Beneath The Ink – In a time when society’s belief systems are seemingly changing, or even reverting in time, one Ohio tattoo artist Billy Joe White is challenging his community by saying: “bring me your mistakes”. Beneath the Ink is a timely look at hate and racism in the western foothills of the Appalachian region that reveals heartfelt stories of change and redemption.

That Was Awesome! – When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

Painted City – Painted City explores the history of Washington, D.C.’s community murals and the preservation issues they face in rapidly changing neighborhoods by following one local woman’s efforts to study and save them.

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