DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 12

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 8 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 11 at 5:15 pm

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Red Velvet

Drama • Egypt • 15 minutes

When Nancy suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest in a morning, her only chance of survival lies in the hands of her oblivious five years old son Asser.

Painted City

Documentary • United States • 26 minutes

Painted City explores the history of Washington, D.C.’s community murals and the preservation issues they face in rapidly changing neighborhoods by following one local woman’s efforts to study and save them.


ComedyDramaFantasy • United States • 8 minutes

When a pregnant woman delivers a convoluted speech to a gathering of family and close friends, she must face the consequences. She then retreats to a waiting room where the surreal meets the real by a water cooler.


Drama • Canada • 16 minutes

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Camille (Quand J’ai Remplace Camille)

Animation • France • 7 minutes

Laure must replace a deceased swimmer in the relay swim team. The qualifiers are near and the team worries about their chances at winning; the grief and stress pushes Laura to obsess over the one she replaces, Camille.

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