DC SHORTS

FILM FESTIVAL &
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

The 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the USA. Out of over 1,300 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 131 unique films that reflect the 33 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington, DC.

Enjoy the festival in person at our venues in Downtown Washington, DC — or sit back and watch over 70 of our selections in the comfort of your home, office — or on the go! But hurry — online access is only available during the festival, and will be turned off at midnight, September 18.

DC Shorts 2016 Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

FILM SPOTLIGHT: Raise to Rise

Experience D.C. General from the inside as a brave mother raising her two-year-old maintains a secret iPhone diary of their time at a shelter notorious for its uninhabitable conditions and structural neglect. This intensely intimate film looks at how one’s own childhood can lead to parenting a child under equally harrowing circumstances – and how one mother puts a stop to this suffocating feedback loop.

29:28 Minutes • Documentary • United States

See this film in the following showcases: Special Shows
Lunchtime Sampler 2

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