DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 7—17, 2017

Thriller

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Thriller • United States • 19 minutes

A cold-blooded professional assassin dreams of becoming a movie star, but just as his dreams are beginning to materialize the Hollywood director who gives him his big break might not be able to fulfill that promise.

Lockdown

DramaThriller • United States • 15 minutes

When a high school misfit is taken hostage by a classmate with a gun, he must find common ground with the shooter in order to survive the perilous standoff.

The Plague

Horror/SuspenseThriller • Uruguay • 10 minutes

Rosa’s father escapes from a nursing home and comes back to his former house. He hides a secret, and he’s not coming alone.

The Suitcase

Thriller • United States

The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/11.

Transmission

Horror/SuspenseThriller • United Kingdom • 17 minutes

After decades of malcontent and economic decay, a nation chose to burn. From those ashes, Britannia rose. Building a wall around itself and focusing on the enemies within, a nightmare state was born.

When Demons Die

ComedyHorror/SuspenseThriller • Germany • 19 minutes

8-year old Joshua has never left his home for dangerous creatures live outside their isolated farmhouse—the Gorgers. But when his father Aaron mysteriously disappears Joshua is forced to go outside. A decision that will change his life forever for something is closing in on the little boy…Fast.

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