DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Life Cycles

From Youthful exuberance to the failing mind, here are a few tales of the cycles of life. 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 @ 9:00pm

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Good Luck, Orlo!

Dance • Slovenia • 14 minutes

A boy sees his parents suffering in the wake of a loss and decides to take action.

The Nest Egg

Drama • United Kingdom • 11 minutes

Ernie is a widower with a windfall. He wants his wife back, not the cash and comes up with an ingenious plan to find a deserving person to give it to. Tracey and her daughter, Amy, have each other but no money. Could fate and eggs bring them all together?

The Orange Story

Drama • United States • 17 minutes

Koji Oshima, the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, must abandon everything when the US Government issues orders for the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Tonight and Every Night

Drama • United States • 24 minutes

Yianni is the star and celebrated host of TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT, the talk show that plays in his own beautiful but fractured mind. On one fateful day, Yianni who suffers from dementia, wanders out of his house and comes to the aid of a lonely and lost little boy.


Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

A Hemingway style portrait of a man and his relationship to the water. At the unexpected age of 86, Harry Davidson takes to the stage for the first time to advocate on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay.

When Pigs Fly

Drama • United States • 16 minutes

Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.

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