DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

LGBTQ Showcase

The best of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films are found right here. 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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Little Potato

Documentary • United States • 13 minutes

An autobiographical documentary about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.


Drama • Brazil • 20 minutes

Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother’s past and through a letter, she finds Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit, the old lady reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia’s grandmother’s past, a German fugitive of the 2nd World War.


Drama • United Kingdom • 15 Minutes

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris.

Better Known As Peaches Christ

Documentary • United States • 4 Minutes

Drag icon Peaches Christ offers a rare, intimate glimpse into her process of transformation, and describes the path from stifled teen to brazen cult hero.

The Real Thing

Drama • United States • 7 minutes

A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.

The Whole World

ComedyDrama • Spain • 30 minutes

As he does every year, Julián visits his dead mother in the village cemetery. She appears to him and they make plans together as she devises them and he obeys. But this year, Julián is going to get a very special request from his mother that will surprise… the whole world.

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