DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 16

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+.


Sunday, September 10th @ 12:30pm
Wednesday, September 13th @ 5:00pm

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Iman and The Light Warriors

Fantasy • United States • 12 minutes

A magical realism story about the power of pure love and a community banding together to empower a young king through emotional intelligence.

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 • Ireland • 15 minutes

On her 50th Wedding Anniversary a woman returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged Husband return to honor a promise?


Drama • Germany • 7 minutes

A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words.

The Agave Gun

United States

Gary Linden is one of the few remaining masters of his craft and is still shaping surfboards by hand. At 68 years old he tired long ago of doing things the easy way and has opted to experiment with untested raw materials like the wood from agave plants to craft beautiful boards like no other.

The Most Wicked Storm

Animation • United States • 3 minutes

From acorn to adult, a family of trees fight the elements to encounter nature’s most viscous attack.

To Infinity

Drama • United States • 12 minutes

A dying father helps his young daughter carry an imaginary mission into space to reunite her with her mother; which leads to an unimaginable revelation.


Drama • United States • 16 minutes

When a pedophile gets out of prison, he moves to New York City and forms an unlikely friendship with a single mom living in his apartment building.

Vinny, The Shooter

Comedy • United States • 2 minutes

A short film about Vinny, a professional Italian mobster….or maybe not?

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