DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

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+.


Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm

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ComedyDocumentary • Canada • 11 MINUTES

Marco Kyris worked as Nic Cage’s stand-in for a decade on 20 films. From his look-alike’s break-out in Leaving Las Vegas to the blockbuster National Treasure franchise, this is Marco’s story of working in the shadows of one of Hollywood’s most notorious actors.


Comedy • United Kingdom • 9 MINUTES

Swiped is a comedy short following Jordan and his friends Ryan and Talia on a London estate. Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, they launch an initiative ‘Swiped’, which aims to make people more present…by stealing their phones on mopeds.


Drama • Czech Republic • 16 MINUTES

Olda (17) is an accused waiting for his trial in a detention centre for juveniles. The monotone prison life is gradually intertwined with memories of a police reconstruction. It took one summer night for the holiday boredom to turn into a cruel fun that resulted in death.


Documentary • United States • 17 MINUTES

When Kat Hurley was five years old, her father murdered her mother. And Kat saw it happen. Now, 30 years later, she remains haunted by the memory, but determined to channel the pain into something positive by becoming a mother herself.


AnimationDrama • Canada • 10 MINUTES

Why does ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn’t hear.


Drama • Switzerland • 16 MINUTES

A mysterious man exits the freeway and drives out into the French rural landscape. Just as he is about to make a u-turn, he crosses paths with a group of teenage boys hanging out at the local soccer field. After a few beers and common experiences shared, the man invites the boys to follow him to an unknown destination. Can they really trust this charismatic stranger?

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