DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

The Games We Play

A game of cat and mouse, a sinister spin of a bottle, and car rides gone off course: get ready for a thrilling game of mystery and mayhem! This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Monday, September 23 at 9:00 pm

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RECONSTRUCTION

Drama • Czech Republic • 16 MINUTES

Olda (17) is an accused waiting for his trial in a detention centre for juveniles. The monotone prison life is gradually intertwined with memories of a police reconstruction. It took one summer night for the holiday boredom to turn into a cruel fun that resulted in death.

MAKR

Horror/SuspenseThriller • United Arab Emirates • 15

Sheikh, a fake exorcist who recently lost his daughter and with it his trust in God, visits the home of Khalid, a man who claims his wife is possessed by a Djinn. He soon finds out that things are not as they seem.

HEARTH

DramaThriller • Canada • 10 MINUTES

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

GET READY WITH ME

Thriller • Sweden • 29 MINUTES

Aspiring Youtuber Vendela decides to get up in front of her high school class and show a disturbing video that disrupts the lesson and causes her teacher Lukas to fear for her life. Get Ready With Me is a refreshingly unpredictable thriller that combines grim satire with the current urgencies of teen angst, social media and fame.

FRAMEWORK

Drama • Switzerland • 16 MINUTES

A mysterious man exits the freeway and drives out into the French rural landscape. Just as he is about to make a u-turn, he crosses paths with a group of teenage boys hanging out at the local soccer field. After a few beers and common experiences shared, the man invites the boys to follow him to an unknown destination. Can they really trust this charismatic stranger?

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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