SEPTEMBER 19 – 28, 2019

Welcome to the  2019 DC Shorts International Film Festival, one of the largest collections of short films in the United States! This year, out of more than 1200 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 156 unique films that will screen in 19 showcases that reflect the 38 nations they represent — bringing a world view to Washington, DC.

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DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

FILM SPOTLIGHT: THIS IS BATE BOLA

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro during its world famous Carnival, far from the beach and the tourists, there is a contest between neighbourhoods. A love letter to Brazil in all of its beauty and all of its pain, this old world face-off is a joyous celebration and battle cry from the heart of Rio’s forgotten neighbourhoods. This is the Rio Carnival that you have never seen before. This is Bate Bola.

Documentary

See this film in the following showcases: Showcase 11

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