DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 14

Sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, Showcase 14 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 9:30 pm
Thursday, September 26 at 5:00 pm

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UNDER COVERS

AnimationComedy • United States • 7 MINUTES

On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion animated film conjures a comforting thought: that weird is relative.

SHEHITA

DramaThriller • Canada • 26 MINUTES

A Yiddish-speaking Jewish community in Quebec begins to unravel after a horrific discovery stirs up demons from the past.

PORCH LIGHT

Comedy • United States • 9 MINUTES

A cowboy calls on his loyal sidekick to save the day after he impulsively blasted a man who came screamin’ and hollerin’ through his front door. Things take a wild turn when the buddy’s obsession with forensic evidence leaves them armed and dangerously underdressed -– just in time to welcome an unexpected bachelor party.

O.I.

ComedySci-FiThriller • Canada • 18 MINUTES

Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And sharing it has consequences.

MOTHER OF

Drama • Israel • 10 MINUTES

A mother discovers that something happened to her daughter, instantly her whole being becomes mother of.

AFTER THE FIRE

Documentary • United States • 18 MINUTES

After the Fire follows residents of Sonoma Valley as they struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California wildfires. It is an intimate look at what they’ve lost, what they’ve gained, and what happens next, after the fire.

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