DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 2

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

Friday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 pm

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WAITING FOR FUKUSHIMA

Documentary • United Kingdom • 12 MINUTES

Seven years after one of the most catastrophic natural and nuclear disasters in history, Fukushima pushes past the headlines and the forgotten survivors work to return home.

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

ComedyDrama • Romania • 23 MINUTES

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

MENUETT

DramaRomance • Germany • 11 MINUTES

For Charlotte it is like any other Sunday, until the doorbell rings and a stranger surprises her with an exceptional demand.

LOST & FOUND

AnimationDrama • Australia • 7 MINUTES

A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life.

JACK

ComedyDrama • United States • 8 MINUTES

A man comes to grips with the fate of his sick cat, the only way he knows how.

GIRL FALLING

DramaRomance • Australia • 26 MINUTES

Sarah is a shy and innocent teen from a small country town. A hopeless romantic, she is the only one of her friends who still remains a virgin, awaiting true love. But when seventeen-year-old bad boy Ben rolls into town and invites her to a party, she might just have her chance.

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