DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Youthful Indiscretions

Short Films exploring youth.


Thursday, September 13 at 5:15 pm

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Zero Gravity

Documentary • United States • 17 minutes

An 11-year-old Mexican-American girl competes in a middle-school program to control robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station, as part of a nation-wide competition to inspire marginalized youth.

Transmitter Receiver (Emetteur Recepteur)

Sci-Fi • Canada • 9 minutes

In order to escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver-receiver to communicate with strangers in the sky. The bright imagination of a child is brought to life in this touching and beautiful film.

Red Velvet

Drama • Egypt • 15 minutes

When Nancy suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest in a morning, her only chance of survival lies in the hands of her oblivious five years old son Asser.

How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend

No categories • Canada • 10 minutes

Ophelia is an 11-year-old girl who lives with a complex: she’s never been kissed. First, find a suitable candidate ; Tommy Lemenchick. Second, orchestrate a situation that leads to her first kiss. At school the following day, we discover how Tommy Lemenchick became a Grade 7 legend.


Drama • Canada • 16 minutes

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.


Drama • United States • 20 minutes

At the outbreak of the Kosovo War, six year old Bini is only thinking about his most prized possession, a piece of candy. When suddenly he and his family are faced with life threatening obstacles, Bini learns that candy may not be the only thing of value he loses that day. War and family come together in this touching film about love, loss, and sacrifice.

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