DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 13

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 21 at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 25 at 9:15 pm

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TRAPPED IN THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOUNTAINS

DocumentaryMusical • Netherlands • 22 MINUTES

A new phenomenon of authentic Chinese rap has taken the internet by storm. Yet lurking beyond this unexpected rise in popularity, there is a sinister struggle for freedom of speech. Rappers navigate these tricky waters after new censorship is announced.

ROADKILL

ComedyThriller • United Kingdom • 8 MINUTES

Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. Theworld where deer are the dominating species, one alpha male goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

MAKR

Horror/SuspenseThriller • United Arab Emirates • 15

Sheikh, a fake exorcist who recently lost his daughter and with it his trust in God, visits the home of Khalid, a man who claims his wife is possessed by a Djinn. He soon finds out that things are not as they seem.

LOW TIDE

Horror/SuspenseThriller • Ireland • 14 MINUTES

A boy is excited about heading out to sea on a father-son fishing trip, but his father may have more sinister intentions.

MADAME

ComedyHorror/Suspense • France • 23 MINUTES

Inside a grand Parisian apartment lives an elegant elderly lady. And inside this lady lives a monster.

ATLAS

Comedy • Poland • 22 MINUTES

A remote, and a bit crazy to be honest, psychiatric hospital receives a curious patient —one who he doesn’t move nor speak but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname —“The Atlas”. In a word, he is a riddle and riveting one at that, like an itch you cannot quite scratch.

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