DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

A Question of Faith

What happens when faith is shaken? This showcase looks inward to the hidden struggle between identity, belief, and the search for understanding. This showcase runs approximately 95 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Sunday, September 22 at 5:30 pm

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WASHED AWAY

Drama • United States • 12 MINUTES

A teenage girl in an evangelical church youth group must deal with the fallout when her trust is publicly betrayed.

THE GOSPEL OF COMBAT

Documentary • United States • 12 MINUTES

Threatened by the violent aftermath of Kenya’s 2017 elections, a fledgling Aikido sensei ponders whether his martial art can heal old wounds.

SHEHITA

DramaThriller • Canada • 26 MINUTES

A Yiddish-speaking Jewish community in Quebec begins to unravel after a horrific discovery stirs up demons from the past.

BLACK HAT

Drama • United States • 15 MINUTES

At first blush, Shmuel is a pious Hasidic man leading a fairly simple life. But when his wife and daughters leave town for a few days, Shmuel will step out of his simple daily life and into a more complex world lit by the night. When he misplaces his black hat along the way, Shmuel’s two lives will interconnect in a way he never expected.

APPRECIATION

Drama • United Kingdom • 14 MINUTES

An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.

 

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