DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

The Real Reel

Documentaries can be educational. Informative, interesting and most of all entertaining…so learn and enjoy these amazing documentaries. This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes.


Wednesday, September 12 at 9:15 pm

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The Road Between Us

Documentary • United States • 14 minutes

A father and son bicycle 2,701 miles across America, on Route 66. They discover that the road between them is the life path that connects.

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.


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?

Our Song To War ( Nuestro Canto A La Guerra)

Documentary • Belgium • 14 minutes

Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids that like fishing and a war that ends all share the same Colombian land; Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the “Novenario” death ritual.

Little Fiel

AnimationDocumentary • Mozambique • 16 minutes

Guns are not killers. They are pieces of metal that can be reassembled into anything, including a little boy, a bird or a rose. Just as they make them, we can unmake them, one by one.

Empire On Main Street

Documentary • United States • 24 minutes

A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.

Edward Hopper & Marshall’s House

Documentary • United States • 8 minutes

A short visit through five generations of a family’s history, focusing on the artist, Edward Hopper, who captured their home one sunny Fall morning in 1932. This meditative short film, presents how the concept of family and an artist’s work can reach beyond the confines of a period.

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