DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Showcase 4

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+.


Friday, September 7 at 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 9 at 8:00 pm

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The Pick Up

No categories • United States • 10 minutes

Melanie, a teen resentful of her divorcing parents and craving independence, doesn’t like surprises. When Mom picks her up from swim practice and their trip gets derailed by a flat tire and a stranger, Melanie finds herself choosing a new road.


Animation • United States • 12 minutes

In this stop-motion animated comedy, a young couple’s romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a birth control mishap.

Hair Wolf

No categories • United States • 12 minutes

In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Empire On Main Street

Documentary • United States • 24 minutes

A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.

A Taxi Of Coldness

Drama • South Korea • 20 minutes

A man rides a taxi late at night. When the taxi driver offers him chewing gum, he remembers his mother’s ‘Drugged Gum’ story. Then the taxi driver says, ‘Did you hear about those criminal taxi drivers?’ But after repeated offers, the man accepts the gum after all.

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