DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 9

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 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 25 at 5:15 pm

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WILL “THE MACHINE”

Drama • United States • 13 MINUTES

Consumed by ambition, an elite high school football prodigy isolates himself from the immaturity of his classmates, until an unexpected running partner dredges up his emotional past.

THE PLUNGE

Comedy • United Kingdom • 10 MINUTES

After a night of passion Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees.

KAMALI

Documentary • United Kingdom • 24 MINUTES

Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

HOME CARE

ComedyDrama • Sweden • 13 MINUTES

Alex, a home carer, has struck a partnership with the charming Leon, who enlists Alex to carry out petty crimes on his behalf. When Alex starts to question Leon’s motives he gets caught up in a family feud that gets increasingly out of hand.

ALIEN CULTURE

Drama • United Kingdom • 16 MINUTES

West London, 1979. Margaret Thatcher is in power and racial tensions are running high in the UK. Lucky (28), is a second-generation British Indian, and thinks his younger brother, Sunny (17), is getting bullied by skinheads. When he finds out the truth is far from what he expected, he’s forced to question his own insular views about the world in which he occupies.

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