DC Shorts 2016 Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

The Best of the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

Two years ago DC Shorts helped to facilitate the organization of the first short film festival in Sunderland, England — one of DC’s sister cities and the ancestral home of George Washington. Join us for a special evening featuring SSFF’s jury and audience award winning films. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:00pm
Landmark’s E Street Cinema

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Johnny Express

Animation • Korea, South • 5 minutes

Johnny, a space delivery courier, is traveling through space to deliver a package. His ship soon arrives on a very small planet where he needs to deliver the package. The package is so small that he has to look through a magnifying glass to see it. Johnny walks around the planet, looking for the recipient. However, he can’t see anyone or anything.


Drama • Canada • 20 minutes

A man returning from a business trip saves a teenage girl from drowning. She disappears a few moments later, leaving the man quite shaken. His girlfriend tries to cheer him up, but she disappears too, when the teenage girl suddenly comes back.

Just A Song

Comedy • United States • 5 minutes

A songwriter shares his new song with his girlfriend and things get a little weird.

Aqua Profonda

Animation • United States • 2 minutes

After encountering a frog at a swimming pool, a young boy reflects on his life growing up on opposite coasts of Australia and his fear of the creatures that lurk in the deep end.


Documentary • United Kingdom • 13 minutes

Camrex House is a notorious homeless hostel that for 40 years has upheld a fearsome reputation. Its skewed, in-house morality perpetuated by men with complex histories. Based on interviews with hostel residents, CAMREX constructs a series of unflinchingly visceral sequences that reveal a hidden world of untold stories.


Animation • United States • 3 minutes

The shapes we make – an advertisement for planet Earth.

Sebastian and Them

Horror/Suspense • United Kingdom • 7 minutes

Based on true events. Sebastian has to leave his childhood friends behind. The only problem is they don’t want to leave him.


Drama • France • 19 minutes

Anna is always back-packing and doesn’t return to France often. Discovering a lump in her breast, she goes to a gynecologist who tells her that it is worrying. For Anna, it’s the moment to return in Corsica, to face her history, her inheritance, her father.

A Six and Two Threes

Comedy • United Kingdom • 12 minutes

A short film about two boys from different sides of the tracks who meet when one goes in search of his real father.

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