Catch the best films from the past year of
DC Shorts International Film Festival as the “Best of the Fest” shorts are screened over two days
at DC Shorts WINS!
DC Shorts WINS! features all of the Jury and Audience award-winning films from the this past September, screening in two fully packed showcases at The Miracle Theater. Some of the films were in the running for Academy Award nominations and many have won accolades worldwide. So whether you missed them the first go-round or want to watch them again, join us for these incredible and impactful short films.
Tickets are $15 per showcase, $25 for a double header. Each show runs 90 minutes, and are appropriate for ages 18+.
Schedule of Events
Show A - Fri., Feb. 28 @ 7:00pm | Sat., Feb. 29 @ 10:00pm Buy Tickets
I'M GOING OUT FOR CIGARETTES
14 MINUTES • ANIMATED COMEDY/DRAMA • FRANCE
DC Shorts Winner: Outstanding Animated Film
Jonathan, twelve years old, lives with his sister, his mother and also some men. They all have the same face and nest in closets, drawers, TV set…
22 MINUTES • COMEDY/DRAMA • USA
DC Shorts Winner: Outstanding US Narrative Film
Caught between his own grief and sense of family duty, Paul drives his care-free terminally ill brother, Elliot, on a farewell tour to Mammoth California, where Elliot plans to end his life under the Death with Dignity Act.
16 MINUTES • DRAMA• UKRAINE
DC Shorts Winner: Outstanding International Narrative Film
Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. She works in a meat processing plant, lives in a rundown apartment and dreams for a better life for herself and her 16-year-old daughter. Desperate for a change, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party organized for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for lovE.
24 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY • UK
DC Shorts Winner: Outstanding Documentary Film
Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self-discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.
THE RAGE OF EVIL: THOUGHTS FROM A FORMER SCHOOL SHOOTER
16 MINUTES • DOCUMENTARY • USA
DC Shorts Winner: Outstanding Local Film and Outstanding First Time Filmmaker
More than two decades after his decision to commit an unforgivable act, and spurred on by the 2018 Parkland school shooting, T.J. Stevens opens up about the day in 1982 when he became a school shooter.
Show B - Fri., Feb. 28 @ 9:00pm | Sat., Feb. 29 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets
22 MINUTES • DARK COMEDY • POLAND
A remote, and a bit crazy to be honest, psychiatric hospital receives a curious patient - one who doesn’t move nor speak, but who spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname “The Atlas.” In a word, he is a riddle and riveting one at that, like an itch you cannot quite scratch.
BIG BEAR LAKE
19 MINUTES • DRAMA • USA
Bill Prudhomme, famed cartoonist and beloved father, is dead. He is survived by his three children, now all grown up and grown apart. The day before the funeral, these estranged siblings are confronted with the chaotic present, the revered past and the chance at a shared future.
11 MINUTES • DARK COMEDY • USA
Offended by his kidnappers' low demands, a university professor uses basic economics to increase his ransom and get in on the action.
19 MINUTES • DRAMA • VENEZUELA
Beto, a sophisticated man, returns to his remote hometown with the goal of bringing his senile father to a care home in the city. But his father, Don Alfredo, does not want to leave home until he fulfills his only desire: to reach the moon to say goodbye to his beloved and late wife. With great difficulty to understand his father's desire, but touched with the ingenuity, Beto must find a way to become “The Astronaut.”
GIRL IN THE HALLWAY
10 MINUTES • CRIME/ANIMATION • CANADA
Why does 'Little Red Riding Hood' give Jamie nightmares? It's been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn't hear.
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