DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Showcase 7

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 8 at 1:30 pm
Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm

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The Red Tree

Documentary • Ireland • 20 minutes

Narrated by renowned Italian actor Leo Gullotta, The Red Tree is short documentary that tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime. In the film, an elderly man returns to the island of San Domino where 60 years before during the Fascist era he was imprisoned with hundreds of other men for being homosexual.

The Lesson (La Leccion)

DramaThriller • Spain • 13 minutes

Javier is a prestigious executive with a life full of luxury and money. He takes decisions that contribute to poverty and exploitation of families that that seem numbers for him. Everything will change when Oscar appears and give him a lesson he will never forget.

That Was Awesome!

Comedy • United States • 18 minutes

When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

Teeth

Documentary • United Kingdom • 11 minutes

Every crooked lateral incisor or overzealous premolar tells a story, and Teeth is short film exploring the relationship we have with these dental companions and how they impact our lives. Based around the story of my own troublesome teeth, the film is about more than just my little enamel tormentors. It explores our need to conform and our obsession with appearance in this age of the selfie, and questions how far should we go to look normal?

Round Trip (Sivuv)

Drama • Israel • 6 minutes

A young girl becomes compromised after she accepts kindness from a stranger on a bus.

Opening Night

AnimationMusical • United States • 5 minutes

A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, humor, and gratitude… with a musical twist. Look within…then dance it out.

Bini

Drama • United States • 20 minutes

At the outbreak of the Kosovo War, six year old Bini is only thinking about his most prized possession, a piece of candy. When suddenly he and his family are faced with life threatening obstacles, Bini learns that candy may not be the only thing of value he loses that day. War and family come together in this touching film about love, loss, and sacrifice.

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