DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018


A Martian Picnic

Animation • United States • 5 Minutes

A Martian competes with a mysterious creature for the contents of a picnic lunch.


Animation • United States • 5 Minutes

Ever wonder what magical things happen under your Christmas Tree?


Animation • United States • 4 Minutes

Two aliens try to work out their differences to fix their crashed UFO only to fall into an unexpected situation

Julian Dillon

Animation • United States • 5 Minutes

A hippoplatypus discovers that the universe provides solutions to even the most challenging and surreal situations.

Otis V. Monster

Animation • United States • 3 Minutes

Motivated by a modest reward, a hard luck lumberjack plots to capture Bigfoot.


Animation • United States • 2 Minutes

A young boy chases his wayward kite to discover a magical place where kites fly free.

L’Amie De Zoe

Animation • United States • 2 Minutes

Zoe lives in a green planet where everything is green…until her new red friend Maho arrives and changes her life.

Hot Dog

Animation • United States • 6 Minutes

A dog yearns to join the fire department despite his not knowing what to do.


Animation • United States • 5 Minutes

Setting out to find lunch, a tree frog quickly learns that the hunter sometimes becomes the hunted.

Brad & Gary

Animation • France • 7 Minutes

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, BUT you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

I Still Love You

Animation • United States • 4 minutes

A young couple that have recently ended their relationship are seeing the same therapist and are talking about each other. Is the relationship really over?

Intruder Man

Animation • United States • 10 minutes

As a young home economics teacher, Jessie faces the wrath of an authoritarian superintendent who blacklists her from teaching. As an elderly woman, Alzheimer’s disease makes Jessie paranoid of an “intruder man” who haunts her apartment.


Animation • United States • 4 minutes

A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

Light Sight

Animation • Iran • 8 minutes

M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.

Playing House

Animation • Turkey • 3 minutes

Two children’s playing house experience is getting darker while they are pretending ro be their parents.


Animation • United States • 10 Minutes

Fleo, is trapped in a body that keeps him pinned to the ground. While others can defy the laws of gravity and fly freely above his head, Fleo can only watch from a distance. A film about despair, hope and the power of love.

Second to None

Animation • Ireland • 7 minutes

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man with a mere minute gap between them, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.


Animation • United States • 5 minutes

Texters texting, tweeters tweeting, likers liking, posters posting, Googlers Googling… are we teching too much? More connected than ever, but more distant by the day. Is humanity being swiped away?

The Blue Car

AnimationDrama • United States • 11 minutes

A young, poor East African boy faces the reality of running out of food and water while caring for his dying mother. But in his imagination, he travels the world in his favorite blue toy car to save her.

The Forger

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 16 minutes

By his 19th birthday, Adolfo Kaminsky had helped save thousands of children from the Nazis by hand-making false passports. He went on to forge papers for people around the world in practically every major conflict of the mid-20th century.

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