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+.

Screenings

Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 25 at 9:00 pm

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SWATTED

AnimationDocumentary • France • 21 MINUTES

Online players describe their struggles with “swatting”, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.

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?

HEARTH

DramaThriller • Canada • 10 MINUTES

When Emillie returns home after renting her house to strangers, we witness what actually happened during her absence.

FLOREANA

AnimationDramaSci-Fi • Denmark • 4 MINUTES

On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission. Take a look at the mechanics of this training facility and the creatures within.

FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY

AnimationComedy • New Zealand • 9 MINUTES

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire it’s up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.

DELIVERY

ComedyThriller • United States • 10 MINUTES

A flaky delivery driver’s night veers off course when he stumbles into a lover’s quarrel gone wrong.

BOTTLENECK

Drama • Sweden • 8 MINUTES

Three women gather together for an act of vengeance and a game of spin-the-bottle. The result will determine who performs the deed.

BEST SELLER

Drama • Spain • 16 MINUTES

Rosario, the librarian, discovers mysterious underlinings in a book and a message that puts her life at risk.

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