DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 16

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 12:30 pm
Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm

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Drama • Iran • 7 MINUTES

A life of a girl in war.


Drama • United States • 15 MINUTES

With her daughter Yoshiko diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and her husband overseas serving in the military, Saki Omura is finding it harder and harder to cope. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki faces the now-daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.


Documentary • United States • 22 MINUTES

As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that’s been their family home for generations.


ComedyDrama • Ireland • 11 MINUTES

A narcissistic entrepreneur wakes up in a stranger’s house after an alcoholic blackout. He must deal with the fallout after she contacts him, heavily pregnant.


Drama • United States • 12 MINUTES

Green, an undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.


Drama • Canada • 25 MINUTES

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

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