DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 1

This showcase runs approximately 95 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Friday, September 20 at 6:30 pm

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WASHED AWAY

Drama • United States • 12 MINUTES

A teenage girl in an evangelical church youth group must deal with the fallout when her trust is publicly betrayed.

THE GOSPEL OF COMBAT

Documentary • United States • 12 MINUTES

Threatened by the violent aftermath of Kenya’s 2017 elections, a fledgling Aikido sensei ponders whether his martial art can heal old wounds.

HORS PISTE

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…

GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN

ComedyRomance • Austria • 13 MINUTES

Captured with a mobile phone, we see a group of three friends gathering at a ski lodge. Daniel is about to propose to his girlfriend and his friend films the whole thing to remember the best day of their lives.

GET READY WITH ME

Thriller • Sweden • 29 MINUTES

Aspiring Youtuber Vendela decides to get up in front of her high school class and show a disturbing video that disrupts the lesson and causes her teacher Lukas to fear for her life. Get Ready With Me is a refreshingly unpredictable thriller that combines grim satire with the current urgencies of teen angst, social media and fame.

DON’T GO TO SEA

Drama • Netherlands • 7 MINUTES

When a lonely, childless man finds a balloon with a card attached to it, he grabs his chance to transfer his difficult life lessons to the unknown toddler from whom the balloon came.

APPRECIATION

Drama • United Kingdom • 14 MINUTES

An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.

 

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