DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

Drama

Aestas

Drama • Canada • 20 minutes

A man returning from a business trip saves a teenage girl from drowning. She disappears a few moments later, leaving the man quite shaken. His girlfriend tries to cheer him up, but she disappears too, when the teenage girl suddenly comes back.

Omessa

Drama • France • 19 minutes

Anna is always back-packing and doesn’t return to France often. Discovering a lump in her breast, she goes to a gynecologist who tells her that it is worrying. For Anna, it’s the moment to return in Corsica, to face her history, her inheritance, her father.

Riceballs

Drama • Australia, Japan • 10 minutes

The story of a father and a son overcoming a death with their love and cultural identity firmly squeezed into a Japanese riceball.

Vessels

Drama • United States • 15 minutes

A young transgender woman considers a dangerous black market surgery that may be her only option in gaining a more feminine body.

Spunkle

ComedyDrama • United States • 11 minutes

A man contemplates fatherhood when his older sister and her free-spirited wife ask him to be the sperm donor and uncle of their baby.

Spoilers

ComedyDramaRomance • United Kingdom • 21 minutes

Two men meet at the end of a plane ride only to become entwined in the doubts of their own love story.

Seeking: Jack Tripper

ComedyDrama • United States • 14 minutes

Tucker and Lance attempt to break the monotony of their marriage by trying to seduce a stranger at their local bar only to learn just how rusty domestication has rendered their pick-up skills.

Video

Drama • United States • 15 minutes

A woman’s racist remark is captured on video by two teenage black girls.

A Social Life

Drama • United States • 8 minutes

Meredith is an ambitious career girl who wants to have it all and she understands the importance of an online presence in this hyper-connected day and age. But will her obsession and need for validation take its toll?

So Good to See You

ComedyDrama • United States • 10 minutes

Theo and Frances are an artsy downtown couple driving to a dinner party at their old friend Zoe’s new house in a wealthy suburb of NYC. One overheard cell phone call may jeopardize their friendship forever.

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