DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 3

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+.


Friday, September 8th @ 6:30pm
Sunday, September 10th @ 5:30pm

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Kitty and Ellen

Documentary • United States • 16 minutes

The film documents the incredible friendship of two Holocaust survivors through animated memories of their past and the impact of the Trump election. Ultimately, the powers of friendship and humor are what make these women a resilient force during a time when the contemporary political climate bears striking resemblance to their past.

My Nephew Emmett

Drama • United States • 20 minutes

At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.

Next Is The One

Comedy • United States • 15 minutes

Alice, a successful architectural design business owner, is super single – probably because of her honesty and no BS character. She goes on dates in hope of meeting the right guy. But dating spoiled New York men, flings her into unexpectedly ridiculous situations.


Animation • United States • 10 Minutes

Fleo, is trapped in a body that keeps him pinned to the ground. While others can defy the laws of gravity and fly freely above his head, Fleo can only watch from a distance. A film about despair, hope and the power of love.

The Drone and the Kid

Drama • United States • 13 minutes

A lonely Pakistani boy finds the camera device from a crashed U.S. military drone and is able to finally get the attention he craves when he discovers it’s still able to transmit to the American drone operator on the other side.

The Sandman

Documentary • United States • 24 minutes

A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.

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