DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 15

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

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GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe

Drama • United States • 8 minutes

Alex, the regional manager of a veterinary pharmaceutical company, risks losing the business of veterinarians in her California county, unless she can buy their loyalty before new FDA guidelines, requiring farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotic use in livestock, are enacted.


Animation • United States • 4 minutes

A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

Lunch Time

Drama • Iran • 15 minutes

A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother


Documentary • Canada • 18 Minutes

After losing her left eye in a car accident, artist Tanya Vlach attempts to make herself whole again by trying to build a camera that fits inside her prosthetic eye.

Dear Baltimore

Documentary • United States • 25 Minutes

A teenager writes a letter to the city of Baltimore to share his thoughts on growing up in the city and the program that has helped steer his life in the right direction.

The Real Thing

Drama • United States • 7 minutes

A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.

The Suitcase

Thriller • United States

The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/11.

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