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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Only Fair

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Peter Rautek
Length: 12 min.  |  Country of Origin: Austria

While the whims of humans come and go, in the end, the natural order always succeeds.


Ol’ Bay

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Jonathan Zuck
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

What does a crabber do when all the crabs are crabbed? Teach yoga, of course.



Genre: Drama  |  Director: Michelle Steffes
Length: 14 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

An Iraqi man, haunted by the death of his wife, becomes obsessed with a suspicious neighbor.



Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Travis Greene
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Bragging to your one-night stand that your uncle is an astronaut is not always a good idea.


Dim Sum

Genre: Drama  |  Director: I Fu Chen
Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

The fountain of youth is found in a delectable dumpling. Just watch how many you eat.


System Preferences

Genre: Documentary/Animation  |  Director: Anya Belkina
Length: 17 min.  |  Country of Origin: Russian Federation

Computer pioneer Bashir Rameyev’s quest to achieve something extraordinary for his country.


Love Me Anyway

Genre: Animation/Comedy  |  Director: Jerrold Ridenour
Length: 4 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

A coming-of-age story about love, family, and life at 35,000 feet.


Honk If You Love Someone

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Sophia Pink
Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

One man’s quest to make Washington, D.C. smile.


The Road Home

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

Eddie Lanier thanks his friend for help along his way back from alcoholism and homelessness.


Pro Kopf (The Maid)

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Sascha Zimmermann
Length: 14 min.  |  Country of Origin: Germany

Alone in a hotel, a businessman calls home only to make a shocking discovery when he speaks with the maid.

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