DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

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 the U.S. Navy Memorial and Atlas Performing Arts Center on September 17th and 18th. 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 17, 2016 – Get Tickets
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Get Tickets
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Get Tickets
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Best of DC Shorts Showcase A
at Atlas Performing Arts Center:

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Get Tickets
3:00PM

Best of DC Shorts
Showcase B

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Get Tickets
9:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Get Tickets
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Get Tickets
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

BEST of DC Shorts Showcase B
at Atlas Performing Arts Center:

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Get Tickets
5:00PM

SHOWCASE A

DCDC

Documentary • United States • 8 minutes

The “DC Downhill Club” are a group of skateboarders from the Washington, DC area have made it their mission to seek out backyard pools to drain and skate – making unique friendships along the way.

BALCONY

Drama • United Kingdom • 17 minutes

In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival who is the victim of prejudice and shame.

GOOD COP, GOOD COP

Comedy • United States • 5 minutes

Officer Lane is a dedicated but no so bright police officer who just can’t seem to understand the concept of good cop bad cop.

FROGMAN

Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

As a child, Patrick Humphrey had no idea his father was a spy. How much can we really know someone through the stories we inherit?

SUNDAE

Comedy • United States • 7 minutes

A woman bribes her son with ice cream for information…if only he’ll just point out the right house.

THE ORCHESTRA

Animation • Australia • 15 minutes

In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

RATED

Comedy • United States • 19 minutes

Maggie must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes to find every adult has received a YELP-like star rating floating over their head.

SHOWCASE B

THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT

Comedy/Horror • Documentary • United States • 13 minutes

Tom and Barbara’s new home has a notorious past and it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history.

THE CHOP

Comedy • United Kingdom • 17 minutes

Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, pretends to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butchers.

ROSA

Drama • Colombia • 20 minutes

A devoted maid for an upper class family has a special place in the heart of Daniel, the family’s six-year-old boy. But when tragedy strikes, she is reminded of her true place in the family.

LOVE IS BLIND

Comedy • United Kingdom • 7 minutes

After succumbing to the temptation of a passionate love affair, Alice must negotiate her lover’s escape when her husband returns home early to make amends.

40TH ANNIVERSARY

Comedy • Spain • 14 minutes

A couple’s anniversary turns into a competitive confessional.

PICKLE

Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

A couple recounts the various injured animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage, including a paraplegic possum and a fish that couldn’t swim.

AN AVERAGE STORY

Comedy • Israel • 18 minutes

When Avi Cohen is told by the Central Bureau of Statistics that he is the most average man who ever lived, his life is turned upside down.

 

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