DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 15

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+.


Sunday, September 22 at 12:00 pm
Thursday, September 26 at 5:15 pm

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DramaFantasy • Greece • 22 MINUTES

“Where does the sun go when it gets dark? Why is the chicken’s egg so important to humans? Why doesn’t my brother take me with him when he goes caroling with Claire?” Six-year-old Markos is determined to find solutions as the circle of life unravels before his eyes.


Drama • Canada • 11 MINUTES

Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.


ComedyFantasy • Luxembourg • 23 MINUTES

Eight year old Joachim has an uncommon best friend. Cowboy is plump, funny and consoles him…but he is imaginary. Philippe, his father, ignores Joachim and is unable to talk to him, to communicate, and to tell him what happened to his mother.


Drama • Nepal • 15 MINUTES

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn between her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors.

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