DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Romance

THE SUMMER AND ALL THE REST

Romance • Netherlands • 18 MINUTES

Summer is coming to an end, and all but one of Marc-Antoine’s friends have left for the mainland. They all have big plans — but can Marc-Antoine break from his routine and embrace the change that has slipped unwillingly onto his perfect island life?

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY

Romance • Greece • 9 MINUTES

Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.

MENUETT

DramaRomance • Germany • 11 MINUTES

For Charlotte it is like any other Sunday, until the doorbell rings and a stranger surprises her with an exceptional demand.

HOW DOES IT START

DramaRomance • United States • 15 MINUTES

It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.

GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN

ComedyRomance • Austria • 13 MINUTES

Captured with a mobile phone, we see a group of three friends gathering at a ski lodge. Daniel is about to propose to his girlfriend and his friend films the whole thing to remember the best day of their lives.

GLADIATORS

DramaRomance • Spain • 5 MINUTES

A journey through the mind of a person at the moment of saying goodbye.

GIRL FALLING

DramaRomance • Australia • 26 MINUTES

Sarah is a shy and innocent teen from a small country town. A hopeless romantic, she is the only one of her friends who still remains a virgin, awaiting true love. But when seventeen-year-old bad boy Ben rolls into town and invites her to a party, she might just have her chance.

DANTE VS. MOHAMMED ALI

DramaRomance • Netherlands • 28 MINUTES

Twenty-year-old Wolf is living in the boxing village of the Netherlands. When he has to fight against his best friend Alexander during a weekly match, he refuses. A rematch is confirmed, which brings Wolf’s feelings and emotions to a boiling point. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.

BY ANY OTHER NAME

Romance • United States • 13 MINUTES

While both Montagues and Capulets thought Juliet dead, along with her beloved Romeo, Juliet’s loving nurse had spirited her away to a foreign land. Now, some years later, Juliet is alive and dating again.

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