DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 19

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+.

Screenings

Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 pm

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ROCKET BOY

Fantasy • United Kingdom • 5 MINUTES

For Rocket Boy, a young child who witnessed the launch of Apollo 11 firsthand, it takes only a dose of imagination to make the impossible become real.

NOTHING TO DECLARE

Drama • Netherlands • 20 MINUTES

Three strangers who are forced to flee their homes come together in the cargo space of a truck. They fill the time on this unusual road trip by sharing their stories, hopes, and dreams.

CRI: THE STORY ABOUT JUAN PINEDA

Documentary • United States • 23 MINUTES

The story about Juan Pineda, a DC-based visual artist, whose distinct style is also characterized as urban-contemporary/street art. His connection to traditions resulted in unique mural work throughout the DMV since the mid 90’s. This film takes you through his journey as a Latino street artist.

BY ANY OTHER NAME

Romance • United States • 13 MINUTES

While both Montagues and Capulets thought Juliet dead, along with her beloved Romeo, Juliet’s loving nurse had spirited her away to a foreign land. Now, some years later, Juliet is alive and dating again.

BIG BEAR LAKE

Drama • United States • 19 MINUTES

Bill Prudhomme, famed cartoonist and beloved father, is dead. He is survived by his three children, now all grown up and grown apart. The day before the funeral, these estranged siblings are confronted with the chaotic present, the revered past and the chance at a shared future.

A MINOR ACHIEVEMENT

AnimationComedy • United States • 7 MINUTES

It might be tempting to assume that new emoji are flown in by stork, handed down from high atop a mountain or mined in caves below the Silicon Valley giants’ headquarters. The truth is even more surprising: Anyone can propose a new emoji. Yes, even you.

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