DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 14

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 @ 10:00pm
Tuesday, September 12th @ 9:00pm

Get Tickets


Thriller • United States • 19 minutes

A cold-blooded professional assassin dreams of becoming a movie star, but just as his dreams are beginning to materialize the Hollywood director who gives him his big break might not be able to fulfill that promise.

Demonoid (1971)

ComedyHorror/Suspense • United States • 16 Minutes

This is Moctezuma II’s final completed film. Unfortunately, only this English dubbed version is left. A group of friends camps in the jungles of Mexico the vacation turns to horror when one by one members of the group goes missing.

The Plague

Horror/SuspenseThriller • Uruguay • 10 minutes

Rosa’s father escapes from a nursing home and comes back to his former house. He hides a secret, and he’s not coming alone.

The Servant

Animation • Iran • 9 minutes

A bug became servant, servant became master. It’s a tangled web that is weaved in this dark, yet richly animated film.


Horror/SuspenseThriller • United Kingdom • 17 minutes

After decades of malcontent and economic decay, a nation chose to burn. From those ashes, Britannia rose. Building a wall around itself and focusing on the enemies within, a nightmare state was born.

When Demons Die

ComedyHorror/SuspenseThriller • Germany • 19 minutes

8-year old Joshua has never left his home for dangerous creatures live outside their isolated farmhouse—the Gorgers. But when his father Aaron mysteriously disappears Joshua is forced to go outside. A decision that will change his life forever for something is closing in on the little boy…Fast.

Proud to partner with