DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 14

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 9:30 pm
Tuesday, September 11 at 7:15 pm

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DramaThriller • Brazil • 15 minutes

Most famous Brazilian Youtuber is kidnapped and forced to continue posting vídeos in captivity asking her fans to donate her ransom via a crowdfunding campaign.

The Last Great American Whale

Drama • United States • 15 minutes

John’s just lost his child. His marriage is falling apart. His career is being taken over by younger, faster, smarter people. So what is he to do? He flees his life for the freedom and adventure of the ocean and a dying American Dream, but a vicious circle always seems to bring him right back to where he started.

The Last Dance

DramaRomanceSci-Fi • United Kingdom • 8 minutes

In the not-too-distant future, an old man works alone in his garage – click-click-clicking the hours away on an old desktop computer. His name is Hugo, and he’s making something… Something great. Today, the not-too-distant future will become the not-too-distant past.

Space Butthole

AnimationSci-Fi • United States • 8 minutes

In the annals of mankind, we will realize that humans have been mistreating Mother Nature for far too long. It was only a matter of time before the universe blasted back. Please join us in experiencing a warning from the deepest bowels of the galaxy. Can humanity squeeze out a solution before it goes to pot? Don’t stall to find out!

Poker Night

Thriller • United States • 9 minutes

Bill always hosts poker night. It’s just kind of his thing. This time, though, things get considerably out of hand. In a sick turn of events, friends are pitted against one another to survive.

Laboratory Conditions

DramaSci-Fi • United States • 17 minutes

A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment. Starring Marisa Tomei and Minnie Driver

End Of The Line

ComedyDrama • United States • 15 minutes

A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage and the two must learn to get along, or at least co-exist…which will not be easy!


Comedy • United States • 12 minutes

Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police. People of color have the internal conflict of desiring to move freely in this country but fearing they are not able to do so. Emergency is a timely commentary on an issue that plagues many people of color in our country today – fear of police.

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