DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

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 7 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 pm

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The Pharaohs

No categories • United States • 18 minutes

Based on the screenplay that won the 2017 DC Shorts Screenwriting competition, The Pharaohs is a fictional dark comedy about a woman in a senior living facility who is rejected by her former friends – a group of “mean girls” – because of her failing health.


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

Drama • 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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