DC SHORTS

FILM FESTIVAL &
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

SEPTEMBER 7–17, 2017

The 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the USA. Out of over 1,500 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 170+ unique films in 17 showcases that reflect the 31 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington, DC.

Enjoy the festival in person at our venues in Washington, DC — or sit back and many of our selections in the comfort of your home, office — or on the go! But hurry — online access is only available during the festival, and will be turned off at midnight, September 17th.

DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

FILM SPOTLIGHT: My Nephew Emmett

At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.

20 minutes • Drama • United States

See this film in the following showcases: African American
Best of DC Shorts – Show B
Showcase 3

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