DC Shorts 2016 Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

Animation Showcase

This showcase runs approximately 120 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+.

2:30 PM — 4:30 PM

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

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Taking Flight

Animation • United States • 6 minutes

A boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey in this ode to the Radio Flyer red wagon.

Last Door South

Animation • Belgium, France • 14 minutes

A child and his conjoined head are kept inside the family mansion by their mother since their birth.

The Orchestra

Animation • Australia • 15 minutes

In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

Pokey Pokey

AnimationSci-Fi • Hong Kong, United States • 7 minutes

A father starts a journey to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing the filthiness in a crime-ridden city.

Limbo Limbo Travel

AnimationComedy • France, Hungary • 16 minutes

A group of solitary and disillusioned women take the “Limbo-Limbo” Bus to a distant exotic country to find the happiness they desire.


AnimationComedy • United States • 10 minutes

A naïve roll of toilet paper in a gas station bathroom resolves to escape after the horrifying realization of what fate has in store.


Animation • Spain • 6 minutes

While two enemies fight each other on the battlefield’s front lines, their respective daughters await their homecoming.


AnimationComedy • Italy • 12 minutes

Carlo is just a regular guy who keeps a secret world hidden inside his closet.

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