DC Shorts Film Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 6—17, 2018

Showcase 8

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 @ 2:30pm
Monday, September 11th @ 7:00pm

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I am…

Drama • United States • 14 minutes

A boy on a bicycle demonstrates all the colors of life.

KOJO: A Short Documentary

Documentary • United States • 14 minutes

In this candid interview, gifted twelve year old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of Jazz music, Kojo’s charisma, sensibility, and passion are as mesmerizing as his drum skills and he shares it with you.

Mister Sunshine

Documentary • New Zealand • 4 minutes

Meet the millionaire who became a shoeshine man peddling goodwill and cheer throughout the streets of Auckland, New Zealand.


Drama • United States • 15 Minutes

A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?

Disco Obu

Drama • United States • 20 Minutes

A journalist captures a day in the life of a former child actor turned auto rickshaw driver. Over the course of the day their relationship is tested.

The Road to Jericho

Comedy • United States • 24 minutes

Twenty-nine year old struggling screenwriter Carter Morris, finally gets the opportunity to pitch to a Hollywood executive when he learns that producer Buddy Paxton is flying into Philadelphia – tonight. Concocting a scheme to pitch Paxton his passion project, Carter carjacks a taxicab and heads for the airport.

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