For 10 years, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has screened the world’s top short films to audiences throughout the region. This year, we will showcase over 153 films from 23 nations — including the country’s largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers. Hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members will gather to mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema.

Explore the website, watch trailers, read about films — then join us for 11 days this September.

Showcase 16

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Victorita, Victorita…

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Nacha Cuevas
Length: 16 min.  |  Country of Origin: Spain

A lonely writer finds a warm-hearted girl who was born to love.

Love In Our Time

Genre: Comic Drama  |  Director: Jonathan Fredrick
Length: 11 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

After a one-night stand, a couple tries to figure out if they’ve met the loves of their lives, or made a huge mistake.

Food Porn

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Charles Grantham
Length: 3 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Larry is back, professing his love with produce.


Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Riley Hooper
Length: 10 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

In the face of Multiple Sclerosis, lung cancer and visual impairment, photographer Flo Fox continues to pursue her art.

Gay 4 Pay

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Austin Ryan Vuz
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: Singapore

An exploration into the porn industry’s “Gay-for-Pay” performers and culture.

Scent of a Woman

Genre: Comedy  |  Director:
Length: 11 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

When her boyfriend serves alfredo, lactose-intolerant Chloe’s declaration of love is a race against time and humiliation.

Come Clean

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Louisa Mayman
Length: 8 min.  |  Country of Origin: United Kingdom

The sudden intimacy of nakedness and the freedom of a stranger’s ear.

By the Fireside with Larry: The Zimlet

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Charles Grantham
Length: 3 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Parts Ron Burgundy and Martha Stewart, Larry mixes an unusual cocktail.

Il Neige Sur Acapulco (Snow Over Acapulco)

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Aurélien Drach
Length: 3 min.  |  Country of Origin: France

On their last night in Mexico, a group of friends scheme to smuggle cocaine back into France.

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