DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 18

This showcase runs approximately 105 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

Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm

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OSHRI

Drama • Israel • 15 MINUTES

When Sima decides to get close to the one thing that matters to her, she has no idea of the price she will have to pay.

MAMMOTH

ComedyDrama • United States • 22 MINUTES

Caught between his own grief and sense of family duty, Paul drives his care-free terminally ill brother, Elliot, on a farewell tour to Mammoth California, where Elliot plans to end his life under the Death with Dignity Act.

KIDS

AnimationExperimental • Switzerland • 9 MINUTES

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

IN FULL BLOOM

DramaFantasySci-Fi • United States • 11 MINUTES

In Full Bloom is a surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant.

HELEN

Documentary • United States • 13 MINUTES

After a transient orphan vanishes from a small Catskill lake community, its members are left searching for answers as they struggle to come to grips with both her disappearance and the polarizing role she played in their lives.

EL ASTRONAUTA

Drama • Venezuela • 19 MINUTES

Beto, a sophisticated man, returns to his remote hometown with the goal of bringing his senile father to a care home in the city. But his father, Don Alfredo, does not want to leave home until he fulfills his only desire: to reach the moon to say goodbye to his beloved and late wife. With great difficulty to understand his father’s desire, but touched with the ingenuity, Beto must find the way to become “The Astronaut”.

DUNYA’S DAY

Comedy • Saudi Arabia • 14 MINUTES

Dunya’s perfectly planned graduation party is headed for disaster when she is abandoned by all her household help. Can this celebration be saved?

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