DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Animation Domination

3-D, 2-D, rotoscope, hand drawn. All types of animation are on display. This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers.


Wednesday, September 13th @ 7:00pm

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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 Milliner

Animation • United States • 5 minutes

With stop-motion visuals and sartorial special effects, ‘The Milliner’ is a playful exploration of the history of hats and design

The Servant

Animation • Iran • 9 minutes

A bug became servant, servant became master. It’s a tangled web that is weaved in this dark, yet richly animated film.

The Trees of Eden

Animation • United States • 15 minutes

When Esarhaddon, a cruel Assyrian King conquers an unsuspecting nation, a mysterious old man appears and transforms the king into the image of the defeated, forcing him to experience the very lives that he has sought to destroy.

The Wall

Animation • Australia • 6 minutes

Fleeing their city, a grandmother and her grandson reach a tall, endless wall.


Animation • United States • 2 minutes

In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.

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