DC Shorts Film Festival

September 7–16, 2018

Comedy

That Was Awesome!

Comedy • United States • 18 minutes

When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

Pietas

Comedy • United States • 4 minutes

Sometimes the toughest part of your day is explaining it to a loved one.

My First Time

Comedy • United States • 3 minutes

A unexpected comedy with an unreliable narrator, My First Time tells the tale of the mourning of a first love.

Manspreading

Comedy • Spain • 8 minutes

One hundred and sixteen seats, a crowded subway, a long distance to travel.

Hiatus

Comedy • Switzerland • 12 minutes

A philosophy teacher discusses religion in class. In the street he is confronted with his subject matter in an unexpected way.

Funeral

ComedyDramaFantasy • United States • 8 minutes

When a pregnant woman delivers a convoluted speech to a gathering of family and close friends, she must face the consequences. She then retreats to a waiting room where the surreal meets the real by a water cooler.

End Of The Line

ComedyDrama • United States • 15 minutes

A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage and the two must learn to get along, or at least co-exist…which will not be easy!

Emergency

Comedy • United States • 12 minutes

Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police. People of color have the internal conflict of desiring to move freely in this country but fearing they are not able to do so. Emergency is a timely commentary on an issue that plagues many people of color in our country today – fear of police.

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