DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

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 7th @7:00pm
Sunday, September 9th @ 5:30pm

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The Driver Is Red

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 15 minutes

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Sparrow

Drama • New Zealand • 15 minutes

When the truth behind a family myth is exposed, a young boy finds the strength to stand up for himself in an unusual way.

Sacrilege

Drama • Switzerland • 15 minutes

The money has gone missing in the mosque of Saint-Etienne. Saoud, the gang leader is suspected.

Minstrel Vs. Puppet

Drama • United States • 7 minutes

An artistic film illustrating the internal conflict many women, particularly women of color, experience surrounding the topics of brains and beauty. It also depicts how this same conflict manifests externally with some women identifying with and relating more to their own internal level of intellect while others identify with and relate more to their external degree of beauty.

Mamartuile

Comedy • Mexico • 12 minutes

The president of Mexico spends his final days in office making plans for his future. Everything looks in order until an international conflict interrupts his pleasant rest.

Kubrick By Candlelight

Comedy • Ireland • 18 minutes

In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland and brought the whole goddamn British Army. A light hearted romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Narrated by Brian Cox

Guns Found Here

Documentary • United States • 10

When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time-capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible. With more gun stores in the U.S.A. than McDonalds, Starbucks, and supermarkets combined, there’s a lot of paperwork to manually sort through. And it’s truly a sight to behold.

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