DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

It's a Family Affair

Family dynamics are the at the core of each of these films making them very interesting! This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers.


Tuesday, September 12th @ 7:00pm

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Drama • Ireland • 20 minutes

A thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

I’m in Here

Comedy • United States • 12 minutes

When a man finds a family of strangers in his house who claim to have bought the place, he agrees to let them stay until they can get to the bottom of the mix-up. They never leave.

Joy Ride

Drama • United States • 16 minutes

Emma doesn’t see her mom much. One visit goes awry when her mom’s dealer boyfriend takes her for a ride. Can Emma retain her innocence?


Drama • United Kingdom • 16 Minutes

Inspired by Spain’s stolen babies scandal, Los Niños Robados the film follows a man whose son was stolen at birth and is convinced that he has found his long-lost child, and the child who refuses to believe it.

Exit Plan

Documentary • United States • 8 Minutes

Cinematic visuals complementing a deep story about a motorcycle mechanic and family man.


ComedyDrama • United Kingdom • 14 Minutes

In Liverpool’s China Town, an out-of-shape and out-of-friends divorcee tries to reconnect with his estranged son by pretending to be the reincarnation of his hero, Bruce Lee.

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