DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 17

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 @ 2:30pm
Wednesday, September 13th @ 5:00pm

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Drama • United States • 7 Minutes

Shot in a single take the film revolves around a couple determining what they mean to each other. As the sun begins to set, will the same happen to their relationship?

Playing House

Animation • Turkey • 3 minutes

Two children’s playing house experience is getting darker while they are pretending ro be their parents.

Strongest I’ll Ever Be

Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

After being handed a heartbreaking diagnosis of ALS, award-winning photographer Anthony Carbajal confronts the disease that robs him of his abilities and his future, in order to create a meaningful life during what time he has left.


Animation • United States • 5 minutes

Texters texting, tweeters tweeting, likers liking, posters posting, Googlers Googling… are we teching too much? More connected than ever, but more distant by the day. Is humanity being swiped away?

Apocalypse Rock

Drama • United States • 24 Minutes

Tom Harper is the last man alive. Surviving alone in an emergency broadcast radio station, he broadcasts a rock and roll fueled radio show each and every day in hopes that someone out there might hear him.

Ticket Like a Man

Comedy • United States • 10 minutes

An insecure parking enforcement officer feels too guilty to successfully issue parking tickets. Things change when he meets a fellow officer who shows him the ropes.


ComedyDrama • United States • 16 minutes

When life gives you tragedy, you make comedy.


Drama • United States • 9 minutes

In 1945 five bombers in training went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The rescue pilot sent to search for them never returned either… This is a story about that man who wakes up in present day, dumbfounded and confused. He begins his journey back to the only place he believes is his home.

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