DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

OMG I Ded (Comedy Shorts)

Get ready to LOL and chortle OMG throughout these side-splitting shorts!
This showcase runs approximately 100 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

Monday, September 23 at 7:00 pm

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TIGHT SPOT

Comedy • Switzerland • 4 MINUTES

Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.

THE PLUNGE

Comedy • United Kingdom • 10 MINUTES

After a night of passion Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees.

SWIPED

Comedy • United Kingdom • 9 MINUTES

Swiped is a comedy short following Jordan and his friends Ryan and Talia on a London estate. Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, they launch an initiative ‘Swiped’, which aims to make people more present…by stealing their phones on mopeds.

MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY

ComedyDrama • Philippines • 21 MINUTES

Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout the country despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father. However, when the patriarch and his friends embrace the new child as one of their own, the question must be asked: what determines who is more valuable of attention?

LUGER

Comedy • United Kingdom • 10 MINUTES

Tom is in for a surprise when he meets his elderly grandfather’s two carers. Not only do they appear to be at war but when he discovers a mysterious object in the kitchen things take a dark turn.

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.

FATHER FIGURINE

Comedy • United States • 18 MINUTES

When the wealthy patriarch of a family dies, they discover a rather unusual request in his will….

EL ASTRONAUTA

Drama • Venezuela • 19 MINUTES

Beto, a sophisticated man, returns to his remote hometown with the goal of bringing his senile father to a care home in the city. But his father, Don Alfredo, does not want to leave home until he fulfills his only desire: to reach the moon to say goodbye to his beloved and late wife. With great difficulty to understand his father’s desire, but touched with the ingenuity, Beto must find the way to become “The Astronaut”.

DUNYA’S DAY

Comedy • Saudi Arabia • 14 MINUTES

Dunya’s perfectly planned graduation party is headed for disaster when she is abandoned by all her household help. Can this celebration be saved?

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