DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 15

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

Sunday, September 22 at 12:00 pm
Thursday, September 26 at 5:15 pm

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VOURVOUROU

DramaFantasy • Greece • 22 MINUTES

“Where does the sun go when it gets dark? Why is the chicken’s egg so important to humans? Why doesn’t my brother take me with him when he goes caroling with Claire?” Six-year-old Markos is determined to find solutions as the circle of life unravels before his eyes.

MAHALIA MELTS IN THE RAIN

Drama • Canada • 11 MINUTES

Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.

COWBOY

ComedyFantasy • Luxembourg • 23 MINUTES

Eight year old Joachim has an uncommon best friend. Cowboy is plump, funny and consoles him…but he is imaginary. Philippe, his father, ignores Joachim and is unable to talk to him, to communicate, and to tell him what happened to his mother.

ASHMINA

Drama • Nepal • 15 MINUTES

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn between her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors.

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