DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

O Canada: Happy 150th Birthday to You!

Join us as we wish our friends to the north a very happy 150th anniversary. This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers.


Thursday, September 14th @ 7:00pm

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In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball in the face of Keven Guenette…And it strikes. Guided by his paraplegic baseball coach, Keven discovers the mutation, sex and love.

My Irnik

Documentary • Canada • 15 minutes

A film about a father and son’s relationship and the passion of shared adventure. Set in Arctic Canada, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal fell in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

No Reservations

Comedy • Canada • 11 minutes

A political satire inspired by the true-life events of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Bravely challenging its viewer from the perspective of both First Nations and Caucasian cultures, the film presents a unique point of view in its statement, and a voice of accountability to the Indigenous people of North America.

Oil Men

Drama • Canada • 7 minutes

The film shares the story of Canada’s controversial oil sands through the lens of female characters. Leanne Romanko, a young oil and gas chemist, begins to see the negative effects of tar sands extraction in her daily life as her mother is stricken ill.

Ruby Full of Shit

ComedyDrama • Canada • 16 minutes

Carl’s family are completely unaware of their son’s relationship with Denis. However, during a family Christmas dinner, a psychological cat and mouse duel takes place between Denis and Ruby, the six-year-old spoiled rotten niece of Carl

Eyes Of Society

Documentary • Canada • 9 Minutes

A beautiful film that documents a group of artists from across Canada as they embark on a 14-day kayak journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay

The Endless Days

Drama • Canada • 15 minutes

Isolated in a secluded country house, Simon challenges his mother’s authority and confronts the norms. His behavior rubs off on his younger brother Colin, a sensitive boy longing for a father figure. To keep Simon from running away, Colin orchestrates a perilous plan.

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