DC Shorts proudly presents the largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers to ever screen in the United States.
Every year, we receive hundreds of films from around the globe — but never any from the Russian Federation. Through partnerships with the Moscow Film Festival and Shar Film School, we have curated 16 films — comedies, dramas, experimental and animation — that highlight the storytelling of Russia’s emerging filmmakers.
These films are programmed throughout the festival — look for a nested doll next to the title.
This program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Besieged in Leningrad during World War II, the class outsider makes a brave call.
Trapped underground, a group of miners is rescued by a meddling stray cat.
Sisters battle a meddling witch to find their own loves.
Two women are unable to share a common balcony in their quest to cultivate the perfect tomato.
One caveman's clever invention is crushed by his brutish father.
The human impact on a pristine beach is mourned by a lone mole.
Computer pioneer Bashir Rameyev's quest to achieve something extraordinary for his country.
A farmer's dog coaxes his owner back to a small town and shows him the importance of a simple life.
Soviet scientists in the 1950s attempt to create shorter citizens -- with opposition from the shoe industry.
Separated from their battalions, a German and Russian soldier must decide which of the two will survive the war.
A greedy antiques dealer gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a rare Chippendale dresser.
Moscow's subway is recreated using buttons found in the system.
The life of a young schoolgirl is more than silly jokes and green hair.
While robbing a home, thugs are confronted by a pregnant housewife.
In spite of recent social and political events in the Russian Federation, DC Shorts is committed to bringing these films to our audience. Read why.