DC Shorts 2016 Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

Showcase 1: "Life is a Journey, Not a Race"

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+.

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

5:00 PM — 6:30 PM

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Where We Begin

DramaRomance • United States • 20 minutes

Nearing the end of her life, Sophia reflects on her journey through an elaborate dance performance.

On the Run

Comedy • France • 12 minutes

Jacques has ten minutes to race home and prove to his wife that he did not spend the night in a hotel room with his mistress.

Love is a Sting

ComedyFantasyRomance • Ireland • 18 minutes

A struggling children’s book writer gains an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing, hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel.

Tallest Race on Two Wheels

Documentary • United States • 4 minutes

A one-of-a-kind high-wheel bike race attracts thousands of participants to Maryland from serious bike racers to costumed riders atop a “penny farthing” bicycle.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

Documentary • Japan, United States • 18 minutes

After enduring a losing streak of epic proportions, Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a national icon and a symbol of perseverance and inspiration during a time of economic crisis.

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DramaFantasyThriller • United States • 20 minutes

In 1947, future Presidents John F. Kennedy (age 29) and Richard Nixon (age 34) travel together by train to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision.

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