DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

Showcase 11

This showcase runs approximately 90 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.


Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, September 25 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.


Documentary • United States

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.


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.


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.


Drama • Belgium • 23 MINUTES

Elias and Nora discover that their daughter Léa is the fountain of life in human form. Through mutual contact with water, she can cure anyone of anything. But it’s not without consequence.

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