DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Different Wavelengths

Whoever said “weird” was a bad thing? Enjoy this eclectic showcase which 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+.


Monday, September 23 at 7:15 pm

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ComedySci-Fi • United Kingdom • 6 MINUTES

When a family encounter two radically unusual puddles on a woodland retreat, unspoken tensions finally surface.


AnimationSci-Fi • United States • 7 MINUTES

Loneliness is a trucker who calls out on his CB radio waiting for a reply that never comes; a ghost that haunts the deserted highways; and a whale that sings at a frequency no other whale can even hear.


ComedyHorror/SuspenseSci-Fi • United States • 15 MINUTES

Tony struggles to regain control of his mundane existence after it is hijacked by his hyper masculine, undeniably psychopathic alter-ego.


AnimationExperimental • France • 14 MINUTES

As celestial beings descend to Earth vitiating its population, the world’s order unbalances. Initiated by these terms, a tragic fall leads to the parturition of crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles.


DramaSci-Fi • United Kingdom • 17 MINUTES

Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his aging father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home.


DramaFantasySci-Fi • United States • 11 MINUTES

In Full Bloom is a surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant.


Experimental • Japan • 14 MINUTES

In this story, a helpless woman confronts a “black object” with a power greater than hers. The “black object” shoots her questions. The woman has answers to these questions, but can’t say them aloud. She feels up against the wall, and begins to throw up beautiful colorful flowers instead of speaking.

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