DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Animation Domination

Animation of all types are on display in full force with “Animation Domination.” This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with potential time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.


Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 pm

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Animation • United Kingdom • 9 MINUTES

A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour – who happens to be the hermit’s left eye. The Flood is Coming explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature, and our place in it.


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.


AnimationExperimental • France • 8 MINUTES

Contemporary art, sports, religion, politics, finance, pornography. Explore the many opiates of the masses in a 8-min traveling shot that seeks to understand how an entire generation has been lobotomized.


AnimationDrama • Australia • 7 MINUTES

A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life.


AnimationExperimental • Switzerland • 9 MINUTES

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?


Animation • Croatia • 12 MINUTES

Imbued Life is a film about a young woman’s connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “return” the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for the answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each of the animals she treats. Her obsession drives her to seek the explanation of the connection she feels, haunting her dreams, as well as her waking moments.


AnimationComedy • France • 6 MINUTES

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned…


AnimationThriller • United Kingdom • 9 MINUTES

After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen…
A small thriller about people that are not always the best at making decisions.


AnimationDramaSci-Fi • Denmark • 4 MINUTES

On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission. Take a look at the mechanics of this training facility and the creatures within.


AnimationComedy • New Zealand • 9 MINUTES

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire it’s up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.


Animation • United States • 8 MINUTES

30-year old Danielle Hernandez must deliver her grim breast cancer prognosis to her mother Violeta. Using stop-motion animation, Dani shows us how a simple phone call can be a study of human courage, faith, and love.


AnimationComedySci-Fi • United States • 10 MINUTES

My dog had a dream and told me about it. I made a movie about that dream. This is that movie.


Animation • France • 4 MINUTES

In the beginning was the Stain. A paintbrush reveals a being of gouache, opens him, transforms him, twists him, completes him. From this accelerated evolution arises a conquering being…

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