DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 5

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

Saturday, September 21 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 24 at 7:15 pm

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TO HEAVEN, TO GATHER

Drama • Taiwan • 23 MINUTES

A vast, blue sky. A long and endless mountain path. This is not an excursion, but the journey of three-year-old Xiao Wu and her lamb to the orphanage where they will be abandoned.

THE ONE YOU NEVER FORGET

Drama • United States • 8 MINUTES

Carey, a 14 year old boy nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own.

POZOLE

ComedyDrama • United States • 10 MINUTES

When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong.

GLADIATORS

DramaRomance • Spain • 5 MINUTES

A journey through the mind of a person at the moment of saying goodbye.

FATHER FIGURE

Documentary • Netherlands • 25 MINUTES

Guilliano is the founder of The Kiki House of Angels, a Voguing community in Rotterdam. Most of its members are young black gay men who experience racism and marginalization in everyday life. This poetic collage film expresses their personal stories by combining observational scenes with Vogue dance sequences, graphic interludes and intimate interviews.

DELAY

Drama • Iran • 14 MINUTES

A man and his two children are late for their flight. While they wait for the next flight, something happens that changes his point of view about being a father.

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