DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 1

This showcase runs approximately 90 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.


Thursday, September 7th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, September 10th @ 3:00pm

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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.

Prince of Smoke

Documentary • United States • 24 minutes

Young Cuban tobacco farmer and cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, follows in his famous grandfather’s footsteps as he fights climate change and government bureaucracy to bring in the harvest and preserve the 171 year-old family legacy.

Fanny Pack

Comedy • United States • 10 Minutes

A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.

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


Comedy • United States • 11 Minutes

Vivian Wilde writes eulogies for people in her life who are alive: a secret she’s been able to hide until her fiancé happens to walk in on her reciting his own eulogy.

Silent Sentinel

Drama • United States • 11 minutes

The true story of the night in 1917 when women’s suffrage activist Doris Stevens snuck through a graveyard to hold a secret meeting with leader Alice Paul who was being held in jail for asking that women be given the right to vote. The film is based on a script which was a finalist for the 2016 DC Shorts Screenplay Competition.


Drama • Japan • 17 minutes

Abbas, an Arab immigrant, breaks into the room of Toyoshige, a Japanese old man, in the sudden wail of siren. Then Abbas storms out of the door, carrying Toyoshige piggyback. As they go down the stairs, the film reveals their day-to-day lives and shows their prejudices and misunderstandings.

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