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 7

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Strangers

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Quek Shio Chuan
Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: Malaysia

A visiting engineer in Uzbekistan invigorates a decrepit school, and the heart of a young boy.

Floyd the Android in “Dim Bulb”

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Jonathan Lyons
Length: 2 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Replacing a lightbulb vexes Floyd the Android.

Floyd the Android in “Teleporter”

Genre: Animation  |  Director: Jonathan Lyons
Length: 2 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Floyd the Android fools around with a transporter, leading to a great mixup.

Pearl Was Here

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Kate Marks
Length: 9 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

A precocious girl finds solace in a sea of stuffed animals

Dos Mimos (Two Mimes)

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Martin Nusynkier
Length: 9 min.  |  Country of Origin: Argentina

Two mimes compete for a street corner, loose change, and the heart of a woman.

People of Dogs

Genre: Documentary  |  Director: Richard Moos
Length: 9 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

In South Africa, the CLAW project gives hope for many dog in the poverty-stricken townships.

Tozeret Bait (Homemade)

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Lior Sagi
Length: 18 min.  |  Country of Origin: Israel

A mother’s devotion is tested when her son is accused of a horrific crime.

Ina Litovski

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin
Length: 11 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada

Sophie’s violin recital is tonight. Will the call of the bottle keep her mother away?

Codger

Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Thomas Witten
Length: 7 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA

Just when the world looks like it is going to roll you, there is always one more angle to play.

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