DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Showcase 1

This showcase runs approximately 90 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+.


Friday September 7th @6:30pm
Sunday, September 9th @ 5:00pm

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The Pharaohs

No categories • United States • 18 minutes


Comedy • Spain • 8 minutes

One hundred and sixteen seats, a crowded subway, a long distance to travel.


Documentary • United States • 7 minutes

The film tells the touching story of one incredible woman who has dedicated her life to delivering children in her village in rural Uganda.

Futbolistas 4 Life

Documentary • United States • 40 minutes

The film takes you into the lives of two Oakland high schoolers: One is a college hopeful and DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is an American citizen who lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines.

Bless Me Father

ComedyDrama • Ireland • 16 minutes

A parish priest is faced with a moral dilemma when a parishioner comes to deliver a confession which directly affects the priests own life. The priest is torn between his duty to offer forgiveness, and his personal reaction to this revelation.

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