DC Shorts Film Festival

September 7–16, 2018

Thriller

Wandering Eyes

DramaThriller • United States • 15 minutes

The lives of two seemingly disconnected couples, each with an unapologetic cheating spouse, come together in a twisted tale of betrayal and revenge as all four cross paths in an unexpected way.

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DramaThriller • Brazil • 15 minutes

Most famous Brazilian Youtuber is kidnapped and forced to continue posting vídeos in captivity asking her fans to donate her ransom via a crowdfunding campaign.

The Lesson (La Leccion)

DramaThriller • Spain • 13 minutes

Javier is a prestigious executive with a life full of luxury and money. He takes decisions that contribute to poverty and exploitation of families that that seem numbers for him. Everything will change when Oscar appears and give him a lesson he will never forget.

The Hobbyist

DramaThriller • United States • 9 minutes

A short neo-noir thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist. Based on the 1961 short story by Fredric Brown.

State Of Emergency (Un Etat D’Urgence)

DramaThriller • Germany • 12 minutes

A movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappears.

Poker Night

Thriller • United States • 9 minutes

Bill always hosts poker night. It’s just kind of his thing. This time, though, things get considerably out of hand. In a sick turn of events, friends are pitted against one another to survive.

Deja Vu

DramaHorror/SuspenseThriller • Canada • 9 minutes

A young woman meets with her best friend in a local diner to tell him about the fantasy she recently accomplished. But when a mysterious man enters, she is struck by a feeling of deja vu. Everything around her starts to resemble a nightmare she has had.

Cells

DramaThriller • United States • 12 minutes

When a reputable doctor finds himself being held captive by a group of masked intruders, he struggles to understand their motives while being forced to answer why billions of dollars go wasted each year in the name of medical research.

Abeyance

Horror/SuspenseSci-FiThriller • United States • 4 minutes

A malfunction in the stasis system leaves a man trapped in a state of sleep paralysis as he travels to colonize a distant planet: a journey destined to take twenty-seven years.

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