DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 7—17, 2017

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 9th @ 2:00pm
Monday, September 11th @ 5:00pm

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Gridlock

Drama • Ireland • 20 minutes

A thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Just go!

Comedy • Latvia • 11 minutes

Inspired by the incredible true story of Just who lost both of his legs in a childhood accident. Just meets Ieva and they start a flirty conversation that is interrupted by two thieves, who rob Ieva. In the blink of an eye Just decides to follow the thieves to retrieve Ieva’s bag and conquer her heart.

Pool

Drama • Brazil • 20 minutes

Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother’s past and through a letter, she finds Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit, the old lady reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia’s grandmother’s past, a German fugitive of the 2nd World War.

Set Adrift

Drama • United Kingdom • 8 minutes

The moving ‘tail’ of Patch the dog. When his beloved owner goes missing, he is forced to work out what is real and what is just a memory.

The Final Show

Comedy • United States • 9 minutes

A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss must decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.

The Forger

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 16 minutes

By his 19th birthday, Adolfo Kaminsky had helped save thousands of children from the Nazis by hand-making false passports. He went on to forge papers for people around the world in practically every major conflict of the mid-20th century.

The Lotto

Animation • United States • 9 minutes

What would happen if the Grim Reaper found a Lotto Ticket? This animated ‘pixilation’ short follows just such an event. Grim Reaper sets out on the daily rounds of soul collecting and comes into the possession of a winning lottery ticket. However today is the day that something unique happens to the nightmarish character which brings a new twist to an old tale.

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