Catch the best films from the last year of
DC Shorts Film Festival
at DC Shorts WINS!
DC Shorts WINS! Features award-winning films from the most recent DC Short Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. Some of the films receive Academy Award nominations. Most films have won accolades worldwide.
So whether you missed them the first go-round or want to watch them again, we’ve lined up two fully packed showcases of award-winning films from our 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival, screening for TWO NIGHTS at the Miracle Theatre.
All of the films won Jury or Audience Awards and two of the films are Oscar Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film!
Tickets are $15 per showcase, $25 for a double header. Each show runs 90 minutes, and are appropriate for ages 18+.
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Schedule of Events
Show A - Fri., Mar. 2 2018 — 7:00pm, Sat, Mar 3, 2018-10:00pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, Watu Wote (All Of Us)
22 MINUTES • DRAMA • GERMANY
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
10 MINUTES • COMEDY • UNITED STATES
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
24 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY• UNITED STATES
A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.
20 MINUTES • DRAMA • IRELAND
A thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.
Second To None
7 MINUTES • ANIMATION • IRELAND
Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man with a mere minute gap between them, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.
Seven Dates With Death
10 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES
The story of Moreese Bickham, the oldest living survivor of death row. Bickham describes his killings, his experience on death row and how he was able to get out with his life.
Ticket Like A Man
10 MINUTES • COMEDY • UNITED STATES
An insecure parking enforcement officer feels too guilty to successfully issue parking tickets. Things change when he meets a fellow officer who shows him the ropes.
Show B - Fri., Mar. 2, 2018 — 9:00pm, Sat, Mar 3, 2018 8:00pm Buy Tickets
Hollywood's Greatest Trick
24 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES
Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history. But while Hollywood’s profits grow, visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film — an Oscar.
17 MINUTES • DRAMA • JAPAN
Abbas, an Arab immigrant, breaks into the room of Toyoshige, a Japanese old man, in the sudden wail of siren. Then Abbas storms out of the door, carrying Toyoshige piggyback. As they go down the stairs, the film reveals their day-to-day lives and shows their prejudices and misunderstandings.
6 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES
Four young guys from DC make up the band The Unknowns. Completely unknown in the music industry, they are taking their future into their own hands, performing full scale ‘pop-up concerts’ at metro stations and public spaces that stop traffic and gather huge crowds.
Oscar Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, My Nephew Emmett
20 MINUTES • DRAMA • UNITED STATES
At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.
2 MINUTES • ANIMATION • UNITED STATES
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
By his 19th birthday, Adolfo Kaminsky had helped save thousands of children from the Nazis by hand-making false passports. He went on to forge papers for people around the world in practically every major conflict of the mid-20th century.
15 MINUTES • DRAMA • UNITED STATES
A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
Buy your tickets online. Tickets at door are subject to availability.
SPECIAL PRICE: Save $5 when you buy a Double Header Ticket!!!.
In the heart of Eastern Market, The Miracle Theatre is a 340-seat theater that offers pristine HD projection and unparalleled sound.
Miracle Theatre is just two blocks on 8th Street after exiting to the right out of the Eastern Market Metro Station on the Blue Line.
Limited metered street parking is available. The Theatre is located off of the 8th Street SE exit on 395.