DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 10

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+.


Saturday, September 9th @ 5:00pm
Monday, September 11th @ 9:00pm

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House Party

Drama • United States • 16 minutes

After a recent loss, a directionless loner named Peter stumbles into a strange but all too familiar party, where a series of unusual encounters force him to face the issues he went there to escape.

Modern Romance

Comedy • United States • 6 minutes

Set in the near future, an average guy attempts to find love using a holographic dating app. After navigating a slew of ads, scams and uninterested women, it appears he may have found a match!


Drama • Japan • 17 Minutes

A man who was offering flowers on a street set off on a journey with a high school girl who was trying to kill herself at the same spot. Their chance encounter derailed each of their plans, but they reached their destination. What they saw there Would change their lives.

Curse Words

Comedy • United Kingdom • 1 minute

A father worries that his young innocent daughter may have learnt some curse words

The Importance of Sex Education

Comedy • United States • 15 minutes

In 1976, a 12-year-old girl tries to unravel the mysteries of sex ed..and it proves to be a little more challenging than it should be.

They Charge for the Sun

Drama • United States • 17 minutes

In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

Watu Wote (all of us)

Drama • Germany • 22 minutes

For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

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