DC Shorts 2016 Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016



Drama • Germany • 7 Minutes

A young father (27), his twelve year old daughter, one night club, two secrets and a lie that will solve everything.

Bear (Bär)

Drama • Germany • 8 Minutes

My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something that he would say or do, but he would never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew it, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.

Rock Bottom

ComedyDrama • United States • 12 Minutes

Winner of the Asian Pacific American Film Festival’s 2016 Script to Screen Contest: A twenty something year old woman is brought out of her funk by the six year old boy she baby sits.


DocumentaryDrama • United States • 5:15 Minutes

In elementary schools nationwide, students and teachers rehearse for the possibility of a violent intruder through lockdown drills.

Tied to the System

DocumentaryDrama • United States • 19:20 Minutes

A poetic protest against police brutality. Last year I began my thesis project to do my part in heightening awareness of police brutality. With that I’ve been waiting for the right to release it which is foolishness, the time is now. Please pass it along.

Zoo (Volkerschau)

Drama • United States • 11:01 Minutes

Zoo (Volkerschau) is about two girls, one African, one German, preparing to see a live show featuring an exotic creature at the World’s Fair in 1958. Same expectations, drastically different outcomes. One thing for sure; we don’t know racism until it’s taught to us.

Teaser: “Sour Haze”

ComedyDrama • United States • 3:25 Minutes

East Coast Grow is a dramatic comedy series about DC’s marijuana industry. The series follows a group of industry professionals as they attempt to navigate DC’s landscape of medical cultivation and broader legalization with well-intentioned enthusiasm, which often results in more trouble than they expect.

Season 1 Episode 2: “Capital Chronic”

ComedyDrama • United States • 10:07 Minutes

Aldo and Darrin become suspicious of rival cultivation center, Quality Botanicals. Tia visits her ailing mother. Mike’s new friends at the nursing home have a business proposition.

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