DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Comedy

WILD

ComedyHorror/Suspense • Netherlands • 11 MINUTES

When a father misbehaves during a weekend-holiday, his surroundings will make him feel very unwelcome, while his wife and son turn against him.

UNDER COVERS

AnimationComedy • United States • 7 MINUTES

On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion animated film conjures a comforting thought: that weird is relative.

UNCAGED: A STAND-IN STORY

ComedyDocumentary • Canada • 11 MINUTES

Marco Kyris worked as Nic Cage’s stand-in for a decade on 20 films. From his look-alike’s break-out in Leaving Las Vegas to the blockbuster National Treasure franchise, this is Marco’s story of working in the shadows of one of Hollywood’s most notorious actors.

TWO PUDDLES

ComedySci-Fi • United Kingdom • 6 MINUTES

When a family encounter two radically unusual puddles on a woodland retreat, unspoken tensions finally surface.

TIGHT SPOT

Comedy • Switzerland • 4 MINUTES

Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.

THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE

ComedyDocumentary • Sweden • 15 MINUTES

A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm, designed to keep normal cars away and only let buses pass. As the deterrent fails and cars continue to flow toward the traffic device, hundreds of vehicles are destroyed in a supreme example of human arrogance and ignorance.

THE PLUNGE

Comedy • United Kingdom • 10 MINUTES

After a night of passion Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees.

THE GUY

ComedyHorror/SuspenseSci-Fi • United States • 15 MINUTES

Tony struggles to regain control of his mundane existence after it is hijacked by his hyper masculine, undeniably psychopathic alter-ego.

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

ComedyDrama • Romania • 23 MINUTES

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

THE CHASE

ComedyDrama • United States • 11 MINUTES

A brazen theft leads a newly married couple on a wild chase across the streets of Los Angeles and into a complex intersection of race, justice, and self discovery.

SWIPED

Comedy • United Kingdom • 9 MINUTES

Swiped is a comedy short following Jordan and his friends Ryan and Talia on a London estate. Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, they launch an initiative ‘Swiped’, which aims to make people more present…by stealing their phones on mopeds.

ROADKILL

ComedyThriller • United Kingdom • 8 MINUTES

Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. Theworld where deer are the dominating species, one alpha male goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

POZOLE

ComedyDrama • United States • 10 MINUTES

When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong.

PORCH LIGHT

Comedy • United States • 9 MINUTES

A cowboy calls on his loyal sidekick to save the day after he impulsively blasted a man who came screamin’ and hollerin’ through his front door. Things take a wild turn when the buddy’s obsession with forensic evidence leaves them armed and dangerously underdressed -– just in time to welcome an unexpected bachelor party.

PIG

ComedyHorror/Suspense • United States • 8 MINUTES

A run-of-the-mill camper massacre quickly takes a surprising turn, when an insecure pig-masked killer confides in his evil comrades about his struggles with his weight problems.

O.I.

ComedySci-FiThriller • Canada • 18 MINUTES

Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And sharing it has consequences.

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