DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 4

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 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, September 10th @7:30pm

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Make Them Believe

Documentary • United States • 14 minutes

A Russian wrestler enchanted by the United States plays the ultimate villain as the stars and stripes-clad character ‘American Hope” in Moscow’s underground wrestling ring. It’s a Kremlin-run world far from the pageantry of USA pay-per-view popularity where the red, white, and blue is the evil enemy and wrestlers slam into decrepit mats located in dingy basements.

No Reservations

Comedy • Canada • 11 minutes

A political satire inspired by the true-life events of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Bravely challenging its viewer from the perspective of both First Nations and Caucasian cultures, the film presents a unique point of view in its statement, and a voice of accountability to the Indigenous people of North America.


Drama • Spain • 15 Minutes

Carles travels by car with his teenage son, Pol. An unexpected incident will change the course of their lives.

Ruby Full of Shit

ComedyDrama • Canada • 16 minutes

Carl’s family are completely unaware of their son’s relationship with Denis. However, during a family Christmas dinner, a psychological cat and mouse duel takes place between Denis and Ruby, the six-year-old spoiled rotten niece of Carl

Anyone Like Me

Documentary • United States • 25 Minutes

A beautifully rendered story of a Hard of Hearing football coach, Shelby Bean, who found his identity as a member of the world’s only Deaf collegiate football team, the Gallaudet University Bison in Washington, DC.

These Colors Don’t Run

Drama • United States • 10 minutes

A tattoo’d woman who hides behind eyeliner and an attitude tells the story of her first ink. Will she drop the act and reveal something real?


Animation • United States • 2 minutes

In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.

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