DC Shorts Film Festival

September 7–16, 2018

Showcase 10

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+.

Screenings

Saturday, September 8 at 4:30 pm
Monday, September 10 at 9:15 pm

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The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr. Mahler (Die Besonderen Fahigkeiten Des Herrn Mahler)

Drama • Germany • 29 minutes

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political.

Open Your Eyes

Drama • Israel • 14 minutes

lana arrives for her monthly treatment at the eye clinic. Her doctor is absent and is replaced by Dr Khoury. Ilana precepts herself as a liberal woman but there is no chance that an Arab doctor will give her a shot in the eye. Yohai, who understands that his mother is losing her eyesight, won’t let her leave.

Moving Violation

DramaRomance • United States • 12 minutes

A jilted bride finally faces the truth about her ex-fiancé after a newly-installed speed camera on her street pushes her to the edge.

Little Fiel

AnimationDocumentary • Mozambique • 16 minutes

Guns are not killers. They are pieces of metal that can be reassembled into anything, including a little boy, a bird or a rose. Just as they make them, we can unmake them, one by one.

Let Me Dance (Laissez Moi Danser)

Drama • France • 17 minutes

Mylène, 45, is a maid on a ferry boat. Tonight her colleagues are organizing a surprise party for her birthday. But on the gift voucher, Mylène reads her old name, a name that she doesn’t’ want to see anymore, her male name.

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