DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 12

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 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 12th @ 5:00pm

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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.

Hell You Talmbout

Dance • United States • 8 minutes

Seattle’s Northwest Tap Connection, a race and social justice-oriented dance studio, responds to the deaths of unarmed black lives at the hands of police officers, using dance as passionate protest in a call to say their names, see their names, and feel their names.

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Documentary • United States • 24 minutes

Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history. But while Hollywood’s profits grow, visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film — an Oscar.

Little Soldiers

Drama • United States • 2 minutes

While playing ‘war’ in the forest, young Max makes a discovery that prompts a simple question.


DramaThriller • United States • 15 minutes

When a high school misfit is taken hostage by a classmate with a gun, he must find common ground with the shooter in order to survive the perilous standoff.


ComedyDrama • United Kingdom • 14 Minutes

In Liverpool’s China Town, an out-of-shape and out-of-friends divorcee tries to reconnect with his estranged son by pretending to be the reincarnation of his hero, Bruce Lee.

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.

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