DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 11

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 8 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm

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Wandering Eyes

DramaThriller • United States • 15 minutes

The lives of two seemingly disconnected couples, each with an unapologetic cheating spouse, come together in a twisted tale of betrayal and revenge as all four cross paths in an unexpected way.

The Mud

Animation • United States • 6 minutes

A self reflection on the relationship between race, heritage, and stereotype, “The Mud” tells the story of a clay figure who struggles against outside forces that seek to overtake and disfigure his very essence. Through dance and movement, he strives to understand and find himself.

Send us Smokes

DramaMusical • Canada • 10 minutes

When 7-year-old Adelaide finds the care package of cigarettes she prepared for her father won’t be delivered to him as he serves on the front lines of World War I, she decides to embark on a fantastical adventure to take it to him herself.

Remembering Port Chicago

Documentary • United States • 9 minutes

In California’s Bay Area, a painful memory lingers of the Port Chicago disaster of WWII, when hundreds of the Navy’s first black sailors perished.

Our Song To War ( Nuestro Canto A La Guerra)

Documentary • Belgium • 14 minutes

Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids that like fishing and a war that ends all share the same Colombian land; Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the “Novenario” death ritual.


Drama • United Kingdom • 14 minutes

Late at night in a Westminster bar, principled junior broadsheet journalist Will Hewitt meets with no-nonsense Deputy Finance Minister Pippa Thomas for a routine interview on recent government fines imposed on the world’s largest banks. Their early exchanges spark fireworks as liberal idealist grills conservative elite, but Will’s true intentions are soon revealed as he ambushes Thomas with accusations of financial and political corruption.

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