DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Showcase 8

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 2:00 pm
Monday, September 10 at 7:15 pm

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Transmitter Receiver (Emetteur Recepteur)

Sci-Fi • Canada • 9 minutes

In order to escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver-receiver to communicate with strangers in the sky. The bright imagination of a child is brought to life in this touching and beautiful film.

The Undertaker’s Son

Drama • Canada • 14 minutes

Despite his desire to do anything but, Christopher Redding is attending work with his father for the first time to learn the macabre family business. When the duo is faced with a tragic death, Christopher is pushed to his breaking point revealing a deeper conflict that simmers just below the surface. Set in a small frontier town circa 1867, this short Western examines the lives that are affected after the infamous gunfights, shootouts, and robberies so often depicted in the beloved genre.

The Son, The Father

DramaHorror/Suspense • United States • 13 minutes

The events on a young boy’s birthday have twisted consequences far into his future. The script on which The Son, The Father is based was a finalist in the 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

The Likes And Dislikes Of Marj Bagley

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 14 minutes

In this innovative documentary, a family recreates itself using stop-motion animation. The film tells the lifelong struggle of Marj, the matriarch of the Bagley clan, to find happiness. Marj battles infidelity, broken noses, dysfunctional relationships, giant birds, and a fateful game of cards with her grandchildren. Through a combination of interviews and recreations, her family reflects on the legacy of a woman who they realize they may not understand.

The Edge Of Daybreak

DocumentaryMusical • United States • 10 minutes

It doesn’t take a seasoned musician, engineer, or producer to marvel at The Edge of Daybreak and their sole record, Eyes of Love. Though rightly acclaimed for soulful melodies and passionate vocals, said record is ultimately infamous for having been recorded in one take at the Powhatan Correctional Center’s recreational area by a six-inmate group, each member — then serving sentences ranging between six and 60 years — whisked back to their cells as soon as they’d hit the last note on the final track.

Taniel

Drama • United Kingdom • 20 minutes

War permeates the country and mass arrests take place across the city whilst the poet’s home is broken, his name ticked off the list never to return again – a casualty of the Armenian Genocide. A historical drama focusing on the damages of war – both physical and emotional.

Sun Shine

Drama • United States • 9 minutes

When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act.

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