DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 13

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 9:00 pm
Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm

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AnimationFantasy • United States • 5 minutes

A girl dreams of the way she wishes the world could be… or perhaps the way the world already is.

Queens In Training

Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

Two young African-American girls learn to play chess competitively and apply those skills to obstacles of race and gender as they prepare for a citywide co-educational tournament in Washington, D.C.

Period. End Of Sentence

Documentary • India • 25 minutes

The story of a quiet, profound revolution taking place for women in Northern India, where the stigma of menstruation limits their potential. Without sanitary products or proper education about their bodies, millions of girls end up missing school or dropping out entirely once they begin their periods. But in a modest room in a rural Indian village, local start to produce and sell thousands of pads to local women in an effort to improve feminine hygiene.

Deja Vu

DramaHorror/SuspenseThriller • Canada • 9 minutes

A young woman meets with her best friend in a local diner to tell him about the fantasy she recently accomplished. But when a mysterious man enters, she is struck by a feeling of deja vu. Everything around her starts to resemble a nightmare she has had.

Cubeman (Kockaember)

Drama • Hungary • 19 minutes

An elderly man is unable to accept that he is made to retire and his life takes a dramatic turn, when he realises that he cannot finish the work of his life.

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