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.

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Showcase 13

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Close Your Eyes

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Sonia Malfa
Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Imani, a young photographer losing her eyesight to retinitis pigmentosa, longs to experience her first kiss.


Josephine and the Roach

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Jonathan Langager
Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

A cockroach falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests.


Elon + Emmanuelle

Genre: Experimental  |  Director: Natalie Galazka
Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada

What if your shadow revealed the light inside? What would your soul say if it could dance aloud?



Genre: Experimental, Drama  |  Director: Shannon Kohli
Length: 16 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada

16 Experimental Drama Actual messages written on restroom walls expose many sides of women in crisis.


New Spain

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Nickolas Duarte
Length: 1 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

The life of a poor farmer in 1815 is explored.



Genre: Experimental  |  Director: Joey Shanks
Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Take a journey through time and space to glimpse at the the fight for existence.



Genre: Drama  |  Director: Julia Solomonova
Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: Russian Federation

While robbing a home, thugs are confronted by a pregnant housewife.


Eyes on the Stars

Genre: Animation  |  Director: The Rauch Brothers
Length: 3 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

As a child, Ronald McNair dreamed of going into space.


El Hombre Equivocado (The Wrong Man)

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Roberto Goñi
Length: 16 min.  |  Country of Origin: Spain

Tensions and romance run high when a shoe salesman has a first date with a sea archaeologist.

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