The 11th DC Shorts will be September 11–21, 2014 in locations throughout Washington, DC. Submit your short film or short screenplay to be considered for programming. But hurry—the longer you wait, the more expensive the submission fees.

Explore the website, watch trailers, read about films — then join us for 11 days this September.

Showcase 11

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Kärleken Bryr Dig Inte (Love Doesn’t Care)

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Farzad Farzaneh
Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: Sweden

A couples commitment is tested when the best friend arrives for a visit.


Red Poppies

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Yaitza Rivera
Length: 14 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

While at her father’s funeral, a trauma victim reconnects with the love of her life.



Genre: Comic Drama  |  Director: Daniel Carberry
Length: 4 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

War is hell, even when it’s not real.


88 Miles to Moscow

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Karen Glienke
Length: 20 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Niki gets more than she bargained for when she sneaks off a train for a quick smoke.


Karlstod (Karl’s Death)

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Mariko Minoguchi
Length: 14 min.  |  Country of Origin: Germany

Sometimes, we mourn for more than the deceased.


About me

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Maria Sosnina
Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: Russian Federation

The life of a young schoolgirl is more than silly jokes and green hair.


Something Novel

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Xandra Clark, Antonio Cerruto
Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Jasmine de Lung challenges those who try her baked goods to experience something novel with each bite.


Dans Le Jardin du Nil (In the Garden of the Nile)

Genre: Comic Drama  |  Director: Sophie Kluge
Length: 9 min.  |  Country of Origin: Germany

An actress spends her free morning hearing about a romantic Paris weekend that didn’t work out as planned.

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