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THE DC FILM ALLIANCE PRESENTS

SEPTEMBER 6-16, 2012

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U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL BURKE THEATER ARCHIVES METRO

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER H STREET NE

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER/MOSAIC FAIRFAX, VA

AT SELECT SCREENINGS, ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY

CHEF& FILM PAIRINGS PRESENTED BY

SCHEDULE FILM LISTINGS PARTY INFORMATION FILM TICKETS & PASSES

DCSHORTS.COM


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WELCOME! KEEPING IT REEL… Thank you for supporting the 2012 DC Shorts Film Festival. In our ninth incredible year, we are pleased to showcase 140 films and six screenplays from 27 different countries. The amazing growth and success of DC Shorts has earned us a reputation as “one of the most influential film festivals” from Moviemaker Magazine, and has made us a repeated top pick by local critics and in readers’ polls. DC Shorts has always been proud to feature truly independent films and filmmakers. In this age of digital video, home computers – even HD cameras on cell phones – the ability to create films has become accessible to everyone. Our festival proves that great film is no longer just from Hollywood, but from everyone and everywhere.

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NEW! Make sure to get tickets for a screening with a CHEF/FILM PAIRING! Selected food-themed films are paired with local chefs who will present the audience with a complimentary dish inspired by the movie. INFO ON PAGE 5 AND THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK IN THE ORANGE BLOCKS.

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NEW TIME! The DC SHORTS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION is an incredible evening of live script readings and an audience vote to determine the winner of a $2,000 grand prize! This year, finalists are from as close as downtown — and as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia. INFO ON PAGE 17.

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FREE! Our complimentary FAMILY SHOWCASES (for kids 8+) are now joined by our new TEEN SHOWCASES (for teens 12+). Screenings at the brand-new Angelika Film Center are scheduled so you can watch a showcase with your younger children after dropping the older ones off in another auditorium. INFO ON PAGES 24-25.

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NEW! Seeing every film at the theater is not always possible — we are showing a staggering 27 hours of film! THE DC SHORTS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL is a way to watch many of the films in the comfort of your home — or on the run using a smartphone or tablet. This pass may only be purchased online and in conjunction with regular theater tickets. INFO ON PAGE 5.

This year, we are also excited to partner with The Coterie and Whole Foods Market P Street to show an incredible collection of food-themed films from around the globe. Selected films have also been paired with local chefs who have prepared small plates for audience members. Look through the catalog for these special screenings.

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So butter up your popcorn, get nice and comfy — and enjoy the movies! And don’t rush out of the theater after the screening – many showcases feature a Q&A session with the filmmakers who are visiting the District from as far away as Australia. Meet them and show your appreciation.

FROM THE FILM COMMISSIONER

Jon Gann Festival Director

EXPANDED! Our parties have become legendary. They are a great place to meet filmmakers and make new friends. The CITY VIEW PARTY overlooks the city from a downtown rooftop, the GRAND BASH is a dance party on the US Navy Memorial Plaza, and the CLOSING PARTY is a perfect way to wrap up 11 days. INFO ON PAGE 16.

We are excited to welcome you to the 9th annual DC Shorts Film Festival, one of the most exciting cinematic events being offered in our great city! DC Shorts is a unique festival that showcases the best in short films and we commend the DC Film Alliance for hosting this vital event to the local film and television industry. Our hope is that you leave here just as amazed as we are with the incredible work that will be showcased here this week. DC Shorts is a shining example of the creative talent pool that exists in our industry and we are proud to see that many of those talented filmmakers are from right here in the nation’s capital. While you are here, we invite you to explore the wealth of resources the city has to offer film and television professionals. From world-class directors, animators and commercial producers to professional support services, state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse range of locations, our city can provide you with everything you need for a top-notch production. Thank you for coming and enjoy the festival!

Crystal Palmer Director, DC Office of Motion Picture & Television Development DCSHORTS.COM

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Corner of 11th and E Streets NW Washington, DC THE PENN QUARTER NEIGHBORHOOD OF DC HAS BECOME THE ENTERTAINMENT JEWEL OF THE CITY, FILLED WITH THEATERS, MUSEUMS, CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TO ENJOY.

U. S. NAVY MEMORIAL 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC

IN THE HEART OF PENN QUARTER, THE U. S. NAVY MEMORIAL HERITAGE CENTER’S 240-SEAT THEATER OFFERS PRISTINE HD PROJECTION AND UNPARALLELED SOUND. METRO

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The theater is located 2 blocks from the Metro Center station and 4 blocks from the Gallery Place station. The area is also served by Circulator bus stops within blocks of the theater. PLEASE NOTE: THE RED LINE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN DUPONT CIRCLE AND NOMA STATIONS FROM 9/7 AT 10:00PM THROUGH 9/9 AT CLOSING. SHUTTLE BUSES RUN BETWEEN THESE STATIONS.

The U. S. Navy Memorial is located above the Archives/Penn Quarter Metro station. Exit the station, turn right and follow the curve of the sidewalk until you see the entrance. The theater is also served by the Circulator bus. DRIVING

There is no garage parking available at this location. Metered street parking is available, and garages are located throughout the neighborhood.

DRIVING

Landmark will validate parking for 3 hours at a reduced rate after 5:00 on weekdays and all day on weekends at the garage adjacent to the theater (entrance at 11th between E and F Streets). Metered street parking is available.

BIKING

There is a Capital Bikeshare rack a block away from the theater at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue.

There is a bike rack in front of the theater. If you are a member of Capital Bikeshare, there is a station located at 10th and Constitution Ave. — one block away.

1333 H Street NE Washington, DC

THE H STREET CORRIDOR HAS SEEN A GREAT DEAL OF DEVELOPMENT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOW BOASTS SOME OF THE CITY’S BEST RESTAURANTS AND IS HOME TO INCREDIBLE NIGHTLIFE. METROBUS

The famed X2 cross-town bus picks up at Gallery Place and drops off in front of the Atlas Theater every 15-20 minutes. MetroBus costs $1.80 cash or $1.60 when you use your SmarTrip card. DRIVING

The Atlas has arranged for limited off-street parking across H Street from the theater. Parking is $10 (cash only.) Please look for the DC Shorts volunteers on the sidewalk to assist you with parking your car. There is also metered street parking. BIKING

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

BIKING

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Uber is your on-demand private driver. Request a ride at any time using smartphone apps or from m.uber.com. Whether you’re heading to work on the Hill, for a night out at DC Shorts, or catching a plane at Dulles, Uber is ready to take you where you need to go, right now and in style. NEW USERS: Use code “DC SHORTS” for a $15 CREDIT.

There is a bike rack in front of the theater. If you are a member of Capital Bikeshare, there is a station at 13th and H Streets, NE — on the same block as the Atlas Theater.

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ AT MOSAIC 2911 District Ave Lee Highway & Gallows Road Fairfax, VA

THE NEW MOSAIC IS THE AREA’S MOST INNOVATIVE RETAIL DESTINATION. DISCOVER MOSAIC’S CAREFULLY SELECTED MIX OF THE FINEST LOCAL FASHION BOUTIQUES AND RESTAURANTS COUPLED WITH PREMIER NATIONAL RETAILERS AND ENTERTAINERS. METRO

The theater is located 3 blocks (10-minute walk) from the Dunn Loring Metro station. PLEASE NOTE: THE ORANGE LINE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN EAST FALLS CHURCH AND VIENNA STATIONS FROM 9/14 AT 10:00PM THROUGH 9/16 AT CLOSING. SHUTTLE BUSSES RUN BETWEEN THESE STATIONS DRIVING

There is plenty of FREE parking available at the theater.

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Gibson Guitar Showroom 709 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Carroll Square 975 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Clyde’s of Gallery Place 701 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

The DC Film Alliance, which organizes the DC Shorts Film Festival, is a non-profit organization that serves and strengthens the media arts in the greater Washington, D.C. region by bringing together filmmakers and the public to participate in diverse film, video, television, and multimedia programs. Information at DCFILM.ORG

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TICKETS & PASSES FILM TICKETS PARTY TICKETS All shows are approximately 90 minutes. Every event (including free events) must be ticketed.

ONLINE: $12

PARTY DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGE 16.

+ $1.50 SERVICE CHARGE

Buy 5 or more film tickets online to use any way you want (5 individual shows, 3 tickets for 1 show and a pair for another — you get the drift) and the price per ticket falls to $10 each!

BOX OFFICE: $15

+ $1.50 SC

All parties include light refreshments and open bar. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

TICKETS: $25

+ $2 SERVICE CHARGE

SAVE $5! ONLY $20 (+$2 SC) WHEN PURCHASED WITH ANY FILM TICKET.

TICKETING POLICIES ONLINE SALES

To purchase tickets and passes online, visit

DC SHORTS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

NEW FOR 2012! More than 100 films are available to watch online from any computer or mobile device from September 6-16! Add this incredible opportunity to any film or party ticket order. Cannot be purchased separately.

ACCESS: $20

+ $2 SERVICE CHARGE

FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ALL-ACCESS PASS!

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS

THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL

$125 + $6.25 SERVICE CHARGE

A single pass which allows entry into any screening, party, class — even the Best of DC Shorts! Plus, this pass includes: • Priority seating at all screenings • Priority entry to all parties • DC Shorts T-shirt • Swag bag • Access to the DC Shorts Online Film Festival

SPECIAL BUNDLES

IN-PERSON SALES

To purchase tickets and passes in person, please visit the Box Offices at each venue. Box Offices open one hour prior to the first event of the day, and close one hour after the last event begins.

SEATING INFORMATION

All ticket and pass holders must be seated 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee a seat. 20 MINUTES BEFORE EACH SHOWCASE... VIP passholders and filmmakers are admitted to the theater. 15 MINUTES BEFORE EACH SHOWCASE... all ticket holders are admitted to the theater.

PRE-PACKAGED FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES

THE PERFECT DATE $50 + $2.50 SC

Save $14! 2 tickets to any film screening and 2 passes to a party of your choice.

CIAL BUNDLES

DIRECTOR IN TRAINING $35 + $2 SC

DCSHORTS.COM.

Save $9! Preferred entry to any (or all) of the Filmmaker Seminars on Friday, Sept. 7, 2 tickets to any film screening, and one pass to a party of your choice.

TICKETS & PASSES AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7: DCSHORTS.COM

10 MINUTES BEFORE EACH SHOWCASE... all unclaimed seats are sold at the theater door for $15 (cash preferred). Standby lines form 45 minutes prior to the screening time. We usually release 20-40 tickets at the door.

EXCHANGES & REFUNDS

All ticket and pass sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges of tickets, party or festival passes or service charges.

BEST OF DC SHORTS

FILM & CHEF PAIRINGS

SCREENED AT THREE LOCATIONS OVER TWO DAYS!

@ SELECTED SCREENINGS (LOOK FOR THE ORANGE BOXES)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Catch the award winners selected by jury and audience voting (SEE BELOW). Each show (BEST OF FEST A and BEST OF FEST B) features different films which will be posted on the DCSHORTS.COM website beginning Sunday, September 9. THESE SHOWS ALWAYS SELL OUT — SO ORDER YOUR TICKETS EARLY ONLINE AT DCSHORTS.COM

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FILMS! DC Shorts is proud to present awards of cash and products to filmmakers. YOU help to determine the Audience Awards by completing ballots at screenings from September 6-8. In addition, we are offering cash awards in the following categories:

This year, we are excited to partner with Whole Foods Markets and The Coterie to show an incredible collection of food-themed films from around the globe. Selected films have also been paired with local chefs who have prepared small plates for audience members. Look through this program for screening showtimes. THE COTERIE enables diners to make free online reservations and seamless payment at the most innovative restaurants. The Coterie uses proprietary technology to offer diners “insider” tastings and seamless payment through a dynamic pricing structure. Sign up for the service free at THECOTERIEDC.COM Imagine an old-fashioned corner grocery store, organic farmers market, custom cuts butcher, gourmet specialty shop, European bakery, fresh fish market and vitamin store all rolled into one! WHOLE FOODS MARKETS has your favorite all-natural products and some of their very own special items too. Their catering department can help you plan a casual picnic, a housewarming party or a very special holiday supper. Whole Foods Markets’ concierges can help you find products to suit your dietary needs. Find your nearest store at WHOLEFOODSMARKET.COM

• Filmmaker’s Favorite — a peer award • Festival Director’s Choice • Outstanding First-Time Director • The Golden Pineapple for Outstanding Use of Food (PRESENTED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKETS) • Outstanding Local Film (PRESENTED BY KMV RENTALS) DCSHORTS.COM

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THURSDAY, 9/6 @ 7:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 12:00PM E STREET CINEMA WEDNESDAY, 9/12 @ 7:00PM E STREET CINEMA YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX 8 MINS | DRAMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE

A lonely agoraphobic devises a creative solution to meet the girl of his dreams.

LA MIRADA PERDIDA The Missing Looks

11 MINS | DRAMA | ARGENTINA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A mother shelters her daughter in a fantasy world to avoid impending horrors.

WHY DO WE PUT UP WITH THEM? 3 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A DC PREMIERE

Why we love dogs.

PYKA Hand

10 MINS | COMEDY | UKRAINE

Even the best relationships need a helping hand.

MURDER MOUTH

18 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | AUSTRALIA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Madeline decides that unless she can kill it, she can’t eat it.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR JUNK (WILL BE PUBLICIZED!) 6 MINS | EXPERIMENTAL | U S A

The title says it all.

SCHRODINGER’S BOX 5 MINS | HORROR | U S A DC PREMIERE

One of the greatest paradoxes of quantum physics is put to the test.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 @ 7:00PM

GOOD KARMA $1

Chef Ed Witt of 701 (next to the US Navy Memorial) has paired “Murder Mouth” with a delectable Crostini with Lamb Tartare. Stay after the Q&A to meet the Chef and sample his creation.

14 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

A project to understand the world’s simplest form of communication turns into a lesson on generosity.

CROSTINI WITH LAMB TARTARE

GUANG

14 MINS | DRAMA | MALAYSIA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

On his way to a job interview, an autistic man is distracted by his true passion. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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THURSDAY, 9/6 @ 9:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 2:00PM E STREET CINEMA WEDNESDAY, 9/12 @ 9:00PM E STREET CINEMA YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

HAPPY VOODOO 8 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Damien uses voodoo dolls to alter the lives of his three best friends.

EXTRAÑOS Strangers

6 MINS | DRAMA | VENEZUELA US PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A chase through Caracas reveals a very different take on a street crime.

THE SUGAR BOWL

20 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | CANADA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A poetic portrayal of an island in the Philippines, and the rise and fall of its sugar cane industry.

THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS 3 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

An exploration of the intersection of Bollywood, drag and queer.

MY NIGHT WITH ANDREW CUNANAN 11 MINS | DRAMA | USA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A one-night stand is always a risky proposition — especially when the guy is a serial killer.

FOREVER BEAUTIFUL 7 MINS | DRAMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Culture and conversation clash with cyber reality.

THE McGRORY CLAN

4 MINS | EXPERIMENTAL | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER | LOCAL FILMMAKER WINNER, PHILLIPS COLLECTION/DC SHORTS HOME MOVIE CONTEST

One family expresses their love and multicultural heritage through food.

THE LONELY PAIR

9 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Two former high school classmates meet by chance and risk rejection on a lonely New Year’s Eve night.

BIG BREAKIN’

20 MINS | COMEDY | USA DC PREMIERE

A community center dance class descends into civil war when they get a shot at stardom. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY DCSHORTS.COM

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THURSDAY, 9/6 @ 6:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 4:00PM E STREET CINEMA THURSDAY, 9/13 @ 5:00PM E STREET CINEMA YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

FRIEND REQUEST PENDING 12 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Two mature friends learn the pitfalls and problems of using social networking to woo the local choirmaster.

BURIALS

5 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

A heartbroken man wanders New York City in search of his missing sister, posting fliers on derelict buildings.

LIBERTY ROAD

17 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER | LOCAL FILMMAKER

Random acts of kindness can overcome the worst random act of violence in a crab shack.

THE VACUUM KID

11 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Kyle is an ordinary 5th grader — with an extraordinary collection of more than 160 vacuum cleaners.

ALL CONSUMING LOVE (MAN IN A CAT) 9 MINS | ANIMATION | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A tiny man who lives inside a cat finds himself in a mess when he falls in love with the cat’s new owner.

PHOTO

7 MINS | HORROR | SPAIN DC PREMIERE

He only needed one photo. A good one.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 @ 6:30PM

A SHORT FILM ABOUT ICE FISHING

CRAB CAKES

8 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

A day of ice fishing goes horribly awry.

Chef Peter Smith of PS7 has paired “Liberty Road” with his incredible recipe for crab cakes. Stay after the Q&A to meet the Chef and sample his creation.

THE CARRIER

18 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

When Thatcher’s estranged mother cleans out his apartment, she discovers a secret that gives her a new understanding of her son. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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THURSDAY, 9/6 @ 9:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 6:00PM E STREET CINEMA THURSDAY, 9/13 @ 7:00PM E STREET CINEMA YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

CONNECTED

8 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A man attempts to return his cell phone, only to discover that the phone is fine — but he is not working.

NONNA SI DEVE ASCIUGARE Grandma Must Get Dry

15 MINS | COMEDY | ITALY DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

After the death of their mother, a dysfunctional family searches for the key to their happiness.

CADAVER

7 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A DC PREMIERE

A cadaver wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife, but discovers a truth in death he didn’t know in life.

BAFFLE THEIR MINDS WITH BULLSH*T, KERRY LEIGH 11 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A

Kerry “passes the hat” in New Orleans by renting out her imagination with paper and a typewriter.

OBAKE Ghosts

13 MINS | DRAMA | U S A

A non-traditional ghost story reveals a romance 60 years in the making.

LOOK TO THE COOKIE 6 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Glaser’s Bake Shop has created mouth-watering delicacies the same way for 110 years.

ABUELAS Grandmothers THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 @ 9:00PM

9 MINS | ANIMATION | UNITED KINGDOM FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

BLACK & WHITE COOKIE

Tenacious grandmothers continue to fight for the truth about their missing relatives.

Whole Foods has prepared the NYC staple — the Black & White Cookie — from Glaser’s Bake Shop’s own recipe. Stay after the Q&A to enjoy a cookie.

DROWNED

5 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Sarah’s staged drowning is a wash out.

HIGH MAINTENANCE 17 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Getting pregnant is not so easy when Mom decides to move in. DOWNLOAD THE FOOD PAIRING RECIPES AT DCSHORTS.COM OR PICK UP A RECIPE BOOKLET AT YOUR LOCAL WHOLE FOODS MARKET.

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FRIDAY, 9/7 @ 7:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 8:00PM E STREET CINEMA THURSDAY, 9/13 @ 9:00PM E STREET CINEMA YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

THE MAN AT THE COUNTER 9 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A young barista is forced to deal with some of life’s most basic questions.

SUN DEVIL TOUGH 17 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE

The way you train is the way you will compete.

LUMINARIS

6 MINS | ANIMATED | ARGENTINA

An ordinary man has a plan to change the natural order of things.

PARAÍSO Paradise

10 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers.

JUNIOR

11 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Seven years after a police raid gone wrong, a detective is confronted with the consequence of his past mistake.

A MORNING STROLL

7 MINS | ANIMATION | UNITED KINGDOM

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH 2 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE

The last man on earth decides to take some drastic action.

PRIVATE SUN

25 MINS | DRAMA | PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 @ 7:00PM

SINGLE ORIGIN FARM-DIRECT HAWAIIAN COFFEE

Vigilante Coffee has roasted and brewed a special Hawaiian Maui Mokka blend inspired by “The Man at the Counter.” Stay after the Q&A to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Mariam attempts to sunbathe in private in the hope of reversing the vitamin D deficiency behind her bone disease. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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FRIDAY, 9/7 @ 9:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 1:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL FRIDAY, 9/14 @ 8:00PM ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

UNREMEMBERED 15 MINS | COMEDY | U S A US PREMIERE

Who is buried under the small gravestone marked only with the initials HWP?

AQUADETTES

10 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Margo fights multiple sclerosis to perform with her synchronized swimming team.

A NIGHT AT THE OFFICE 5 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Working late has its pitfalls.

NAAGAHAAN, ZINAT... Suddenly, Zinat...

21 MINS | DRAMA | IRAN DC PREMIERE

Simin’s world is turned upside down when the biological mother of her daughter wants her back.

SHAVE ICE IS NICE 4 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

A young boy’s love for shaved ice helps his older brother’s love for bikini-clad girls.

APPLICATIONS

8 MINS | EXPERIMENTAL | U S A

After a woman applies “her face,” she must deal with the demons that lead her toward self-destruction.

THE BENCH

5 MINS | COMEDY | SWITZERLAND DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A tale of class struggles on a park bench.

FOUR DAUGHTERS 3 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

The father-of-the-bride receives the closure he needs to return to his family.

DELETING EMILY

15 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM US PREMIERE

Should Andrew ‘delete’ his girlfriend after breaking up with her? THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY DCSHORTS.COM

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FRIDAY, 9/7 @ 6:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 3:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL FRIDAY, 9/14 @ 10:00PM ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

TO SNOWY NOWHERE 10 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A bumbling young man enlists a burly construction worker to kidnap his runaway sister and bring her back to civilization.

MCKENZIE

5 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

In an ever-changing industry, a silkscreen artist clings to tried-and-true techniques.

TEARDROP

15 MINS | DRAMA | GERMANY DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Dan must decide whether to murder his assaulter to earn his official “membership” into a gang.

FLORETTE

4 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM US PREMIERE

Love. Tango. Vegetables.

EVERYTHING IS INCREDIBLE 10 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | HONDURAS DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A disabled man has been building a helicopter in his home for the past 53 years, causing controversy amongst his family and community.

THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF 11 MINS | DRAMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Daniel’s father died yesterday. He seems to be totally fine. Luckily his friends can teach him to be miserable.

DOUBLE OR NOTHING 10 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Clark gets an idea when he and his girlfriend pass a homeless man on the street.

COBRA

13 MINS | DRAMA | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

A father grieves his estranged son’s death as he travels from a gravesite to an exotic club.

HARRY GROWS UP 12 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

New York is a tough place to find love. Especially for an eighteen-month-old who lives on his own. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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FRIDAY, 9/7 @ 9:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 5:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL FRIDAY, 9/14 @ 7:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

SCORE

9 MINS | COMEDY | CANADA US PREMIERE

Audrey and David wash their dirty linen in public while debating, “How much is too much?”

WATER

8 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A

A Tibetan woman collects water near her family’s yak farm, in a ritual that takes her an hour to complete.

SHINOBI BLUES

7 MINS | ANIMATION | USA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

After being dishonorably discharged, a ninja tries to find a job in the modern world in order to take care of his daughter.

LAUNDRY DAY

5 MINS | COMEDY | CANADA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Two strangers exchange kind words in a local Laundromat, leading to an unfortunate misunderstanding.

MIKROS VASILIAS Little King

15 MINS | DRAMA | GREECE DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The repercussions of secret childhood abuse lead a man to a life that is both reprehensible and deeply fulfilling.

BRAD & GARY

4 MINS | ANIMATION | FRANCE

You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

THE LAST ANIMALS 11 MINS | DRAMA | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

How far would you go to defend your child in a world without food or water?

CAN’T DANCE

15 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

When a lonely widower drinks his wife’s ashes, the results change the rest of his life.

10 AND 2

17 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

A nerdy teen learns to drive when two thugs on the run hijack his lesson. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY DCSHORTS.COM

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 2:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/9 @ 7:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL FRIDAY, 9/14 @ 9:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 9 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

CART

7 MINS | COMEDY | CANADA DC PREMIERE

Abandoned on a street corner, a shopping cart seeks justice against the irresponsible customer who left it there.

CHASE

10 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Chase battles a brain tumor, while his best friend, Maul, battles the memories of their relationship.

THE GAY WHO WASN’T GAY ENOUGH 3 MINS | COMEDY | CANADA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A hard-hitting look into finding one’s place in the LGBTQ community.

NECKING

10 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Three couples and a widow muse over their relationships and offer wise words about how to make a marriage work.

ANGELA WRIGHT 13 MINS | DRAMA | CANADA DC PREMIERE

A high school honor student realizes that there is no right way to avoid punishment.

FLOWERS FOR AMBER GORDON 10 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Ben and Amber are as in love as any twelve-yearolds could be, until Amber proposes a drastic change to their relationship.

WEDNESDAY’S CHILD 9 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Meet nine-year-old Kelly Marble. She never really meant to kill her parents.

CHARLIE

7 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Three friends caught in a tense combat situation must choose between what is easy and what is right.

CHILD OF THE DESERT 20 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Having just suffered the loss of her son, a military mother befriends an undocumented immigrant in the West Texas desert. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 4:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA MONDAY, 9/10 @ 5:00PM E STREET CINEMA

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 7 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

COCKATOO

11 MINS | COMEDY | AUSTRALIA DC PREMIERE

On the six-month anniversary of his break-up, Michael orders a girl from an agency to recreate his failed relationship.

HATCH

19 MINS | DRAMA | AUSTRIA DC PREMIERE

Two couples are forced to make heart-wrenching decisions on a wintry Vienna night.

‫ביטגנ‬ Negative

16 MINS | DRAMEDY | ISRAEL DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A short conversation with a young man and a dark room lead to an intimate situation that 60-year-old Irit never expected.

MLK: A LIVING LEGACY 9 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A LOCAL FILMMAKER

Prominent Americans detail how Dr. King’s work changed the trajectory of their lives.

THE FUNERAL

13 MINS | DRAMA | U S A WORLD PREMIERE | LOCAL FILMMAKER

On their way to a funeral, a young couple’s heated discussion leads their marriage down a precarious path.

COOKIES

3 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Keep your cookies to yourself. Or suffer the embarrassment.

CROSSING

18 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

15-year-old Moses faces frustrations caused by his father and circumstances in 1965 rural Georgia. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY DCSHORTS.COM

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Our parties have become legendary! Meet filmmakers from around the world and make friends with neighbors you never knew also liked great film and fabulous galas. All parties feature delicious cocktails and punches crafted by our Official Mixtress, Gina Chersevani of the new Hanks on the Hill and the soon-to-open Buffalo and Bergen. Each party features delicious nibbles from restaurants and markets around town. Purchase your tickets early, as the parties GINA CHERSEVANI always sell out quickly. DC SHORTS’ MIXOLOGIST

PARTY TICKETS: $25 + $2 SERVICE CHARGE WHEN PURCHASED WITH A FILM TICKET: $20 + $2 SERVICE CHARGE ALL PARTIES INCLUDE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND OPEN BAR. All parties include light refreshments and open bar. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

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CITY VIEW PARTY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 9:00PM - 11:00PM @CARROLL SQUARE 975 F Street NW (Metro Center) Celebrate the Opening Weekend under the stars on the fabulous roof deck at Carroll Square. Dance to the music of the movies and enjoy the open bar. Matchbox will feature their famous mini-burgers and other tasy morsels. The Pink Line Project is our comunity partner to make the fabulous happen.

GRAND BASH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9:00PM - MIDNIGHT @US NAVY MEMORIAL 701 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW (Archives Metro) How do you show a visiting filmmaker how it’s really done in DC? Throw a party at the U.S. Navy Memorial, complete with night views of the Archives and Capitol! Dance on the plaza and enjoy our great beverages ­— and an amazing buffet of dishes inspired by the films prepared by Whole Foods Market P Street. Community partner, Brightest Young Things, brings the party to the plaza!

CLOSING PARTY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

9:00PM - 11:30PM @ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1333 H Street NE (Atlas Arts District) We are sad to see the amazing festival end, but always happy to celebrate a good time! Great dance music, film clips, and an open bar helps — a lot. Explore the cheeses of Ireland courtesy of Kerrygold. And get your mustache on, compliments of community partner, Scoutmob.

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INVITATION-ONLY EVENTS FILMMAKER/VIP WELCOME RECEPTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 9:00PM @GIBSON GUITAR 709 G Street NW (Gallery Place Metro) A small event open exclusively to our visiting filmmakers and VIP pass holders. Drinks graciously provided by Stella Artois, 42 Below Vodka, Jim Beam and Barefoot Wines.

AWARDS BRUNCH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 11:00AM @CLYDE’S 701 7th Street NW (Gallery Place Metro) Our competition weekend closes with a scrumptious brunch where awards are presented, praise is extolled, and friendships are solidified. Brunch generously provided by Clyde’s of Gallery Place.

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FREE FILMMAKER SEMINARS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 E STREET CINEMA | 555 11TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC (METRO CENTER)

DC Shorts is proud to present seminars for filmmakers of all skill levels. Space is limited and seating priority will be given to filmmakers in competition. Reservations are required and may be made at DCSHORTS.COM 10:00AM STOP BEGGING: TAX INCENTIVES AND GRANT WRITING FOR FILMMAKING Money is hard to come by. Learn how to make the most of what you can get. With Steve Bizenov of Media Services, Inc. and Pat Pasqual of the Foundation Center. 11:00AM SELECTING THE RIGHT ACTORS Do you really know how to cast a project? Learn from the experts, including Lois Seffu of SAG-AFTRA and Kimberly Skyrme, DC’s premier Producer/Casting Director. 1:00PM SOUND DESIGN 101 Award-winning sound designer Kelley Baker talks through simple tactics to make your sound spectacular — even on a microbudget. 2:30PM WHAT FESTIVAL DIRECTORS REALLY THINK Join Jon Gann, DC Shorts’ Founder and Director, and author of “Behind the Screens: Programmers Reveal How Film Festivals Really Work” for an open Q&A on how most festivals are run — and what you can do to make the most of your festival circuit. 3:30PM GOING FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES Making the leap from shorts to feature production is a challenge for even the saviest producer. Learn how local producers Michael Pollak, Ishu Krishna and Ron Newcombe successfully made the transition. 1:00PM - 4:00PM PRIVATE SESSIONS 15 MINUTE SESSIONS MUST BE RESERVED ON SITE. Discuss your own payroll issues or software needs with Steve Bizenov, VP of Sales & Software Development, Media Services.

DC SHORTS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ 7:00PM

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | 1333 H STREET, NE (ATLAS DISTRICT) $20 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DC SHORTS.COM. ADMISSION INCLUDES A WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION AFTER THE READING

We are very proud to present our fifth Screenplay Competition. Watch six scripts read live by actors and the screenwriter! At the end of the show, vote for your favorite script. The winner receives $1,000, and another $1,000 when the film is completed. Plus, the final movie will screen at DC Shorts 2013! This is a unique competition — no one else presents scripts this way. Last year’s winner, “Mirror Image,” can be seen in Showcase 11.

MAGGIE AND THE BANDITS

HAUNTED HOUSE HUNTERS

A mischievous young girl encounters troublemakers bigger than herself in this charming fantasy.

Ghosts go looking for new homes to haunt in this wild parody of reality TV.

AMYGDALA

THE TRIUMPHANT DEATH OF FRANK BEAN

CHRIS SVEHLA LOS ANGELES, CA

LINDA SILLS LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

As the Israeli army searches for a kidnapped soldier, a Palestinian father tries to protect his family in the Gaza Strip.

SHENANIGANS PETER KIMBALL WASHINGTON, DC

Two families collide in this funny teen sex farce.

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HEIDI WILLIS HYATTSVILLE, MD

CATHERINE HARDIN LAS CRUCES, NM

A poor black man in the South finds greatness in death.

MIND GAMES CRAIG CHARTER MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Free will has consequences, as an experiment in perception goes awry.

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 7:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA MONDAY, 9/10 @ 7:00PM E STREET CINEMA SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 4:00PM ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

5 MINS | COMEDY | UNITED KINGDOM DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

When a postman accidently slips his smoldering cigarette through the mail slot, he resorts to desperate measures to douse the flames.

GRENOUILLE D’HIVER Winter Frog

18 MINS | DRAMA | FRANCE DC PREMIERE

A young Japanese woman helps a French winemaker mourn the death of his wife through exchanges between the two cultures.

MIRROR IMAGE

11 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE | LOCAL FILMMAKER WINNER, 2011 DC SHORTS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Confronting yourself in front of the mirror just got a little more personal.

LADY RAZORBACKS

4 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

When a group of Pacific Islander women start a rugby team, they challenge stigmas attached to their community.

LE NID The Nest

8 MINS | COMEDY | FRANCE DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A vain actor confronts his impending hair loss.

CHORES

16 MINS | HORROR | CANADA DC PREMIERE

On a remote and isolated farm, a man is forced to relive a tragic event from his past.

DETRAS DEL ESPEJO Behind the Mirrors

12 MINS | DRAMA | PERU DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The death of a woman complicates the underground business of a sleazy motel’s janitor.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 7:00PM

AKAVIT

Mixologist Julia Ebell of Rasika West End has paired “Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens” with her quenching Akavit. Stay after the Q&A to meet Julia and sample her concoction.

MURGI KENO MUTANT

Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens 15 MINS | ANIMATED | BANGLADESH DC PREMIERE

A team of kung-fu fighting chefs must hunt mutant birds in order to keep chicken on their menu. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 9:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA MONDAY, 9/10 @ 9:00PM E STREET CINEMA SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 6:00PM ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

TRY A LITTLE HARDER 13 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

An artist strikes back at his girlfriend by letting her leave the house with the offending work stuck to her dress.

VIRAL

13 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The Internet and the changing nature of media, celebrity and relationships.

FERNGESTEUERT Controlled

17 MINS | DRAMA | GERMANY US PREMIERE

A young man’s defenses about a disturbing night crumble as he recalls them to his therapist.

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW 5 MINS | DRAMA | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

A man watches the love of his life through his window, unable to express his true feelings to her until it’s too late.

ADVANCING AGE 7 MINS | COMEDY | U S A LOCAL FILMMAKER

As you get older, birthdays have a way of haunting you.

THE CHRISTMAS TREE 11 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Having lost her Christmas gift, Warren is forced to make tough decisions while his daughter watches on.

FURET, INNBITT Ideologies

6 MINS | COMEDY | NORWAY WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The sensibilities of World War II veterans play themselves out in a Norwegian nursing home.

WHAT’S LIFE GOT TO DO WITH IT? 16 MINS | COMEDY | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Josh posts an ad for a roommate and gets only one response...from a Zombie! THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY DCSHORTS.COM

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 1:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL TUESDAY, 9/11 @ 5:00PM E STREET CINEMA SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 4:00PM ANGELIKA FIM CENTER & CAFÉ

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

THE FUTURE

8 MINS | COMEDY | AUSTRALIA DC PREMIERE

When you’re young and in love the future seems bright. But then what?

WAITING ON A TRAIN

10 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER | LOCAL FILMMAKER

A man sits on a bench waiting for a train to finally arrive.

TINY MINY MAGIC 9 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Don’t get carried away when anonymously courting the mailman.

THE WINDMILL FARMER 5 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A

A farmer is in danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature.

RETRATO DE UNA FAMILIA Portrait of a Family

16 MINS | DRAMA | COLOMBIA DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

After his father’s death, 12-year-old Antonio discovers that the day could be the beginning of an entirely new life for his family.

THE FREEDOM CHAIR 15 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | CANADA FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good.

DZIAD I BABA

The Old Man and the Old Woman 9 MINS | ANIMATED | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Two soul mates struggle with opposing fears of death and loneliness.

SAY IT AIN’T SOLO

16 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

With Hollywood running out of original ideas, a father and son take a stand when they learn that “Star Wars” is to be remade. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 4:00PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL TUESDAY, 9/11 @ 7:00PM E STREET CINEMA SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 6:00PM ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

SHOWING THE ROPES 11 MINS | COMEDY | AUSTRALIA US PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

His methods may be antiquated, but no one gives a better send off than the world’s most popular hangman, Gregory.

FIRST MATCH

15 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

Fourteen year-old Monique wrestles to connect with her struggling single father and former wrestling star.

THE CAPITAL BUZZ

16 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER | LOCAL FILMMAKER

Out of sight of local authorities and neighbors, amateur beekeepers are setting out to propagate bees all across Washington, D.C.

HIGH HEELS & HOODOO 8 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A greedy party girl is so determined to get what she wants that she employs the dangerous magic of a Gullah root doctor.

MERRY

8 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A suburban Santa Claus struggles to find a place in the off-season.

CAHAYA

10 MINS | DRAMA | INDONESIA WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 4:00PM

APRICOT, TANGERINE & HONEY BREAD

Chef Mark Timms of The Inn at Perry Cabin has paired “The Capital Buzz” with his homemade Apricot, Tangerine & Honey Bread. Stay after the Q&A to meet the Chef and sample his creation.

A 10-year-old trash picker from the slums of North Jakarta dreams of owning a bicycle.

COOL TOYS

11 MINS | SUSPENSE | AUSTRALIA DC PREMIERE

Bradley seduces Timmy into playing with his father’s old revolver, resulting in an explosive act of self-sacrifice.

DIE WEISSE MÜCKE The White Mosquito

16 MINS | COMEDY | GERMANY DC PREMIERE

In a quiet provincial town, two policemen concoct a plan to save their village from a resort developer. DOWNLOAD THE FOOD PAIRING RECIPES AT DCSHORTS.COM OR PICK UP A RECIPE BOOKLET AT YOUR LOCAL WHOLE FOODS MARKET.

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 6:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL TUESDAY, 9/11 @ 9:00PM E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/16 @ 2:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE.

LA BODA The Wedding

12 MINS | DRAMEDY | SPAIN US PREMIERE

A Cuban maid in Madrid struggles against all odds to attend her daughter’s wedding.

SITTING BABIES 13 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

An awkward but affable high-school grad gets more than he bargained for when he babysits a precocious boy.

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN? 15 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | BRAZIL US PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A single chicken believes a different life is possible — and she’s willing to take the risks to achieve it.

FLAWLESS LIFE

4 MINS | ANIMATION | TURKEY DC PREMIERE

The lucky day of a homeless guy.

SHABBAT DINNER

15 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

While two couples discuss banal topics in the dining room, their sons find acceptance and truth in the bedroom.

LATE

8 MINS | DRAMA | CANADA DC PREMIERE

Two strangers struggle to make an authentic connection in a chance, and brief, encounter at a cafe.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 6:30PM

THE CAMERA

CORNBREAD WITH ORGANIC HONEY

8 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.

Chef Jacob Hunter of Matchbox has paired “Tastes Like Chicken?” with his signature Cornbread with Organic Honey and Homemade Whipped Butter. Stay after the Q&A to meet the Chef and sample his creation.

NEIGHBORS

15 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Sometimes, it’s best not to try to keep up with the neighbors. THIS SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY

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SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 11:30PM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) US NAVY MEMORIAL WEDNESDAY, 9/12 @ 5:00PM E STREET CINEMA SUNDAY, 9/16 @ 4:00PM US NAVY MEMORIAL

YOUR TICKET TO THIS 90-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 7 FILMS ON THIS PAGE. THIS SHOWCASE IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ANYONE UNDER 18.

ANOTHER BULLET DODGED 13 MINS | DRAMA | U S A DC PREMIERE

A wolf in sheep’s clothing who thinks he is a sheep.

OTHER

15 MINS | HORROR | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Patrick, a brilliant doctor, creates an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis.

THE ORDER

17 MINS | DRAMA | SWEDEN WORLD PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A man orders a meal expecting flawless service, but his condescending and absurd demands push a waitress to a critical point.

FIRST DATE

13 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A man’s first date goes horribly wrong when he’s hit with an attack of irritable bowel syndrome.

DEVOTED HUSBAND 6 MINS | COMEDY | AUSTRALIA DC PREMIERE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 11:30PM

PORK SANDWICH

Chef Nick Stefanelli of Bibiana has paired “The Order” with a scrumptious Pork Sandwich on Potato Roll. Stay after the Q&A to meet the Chef and sample his creation.

A young woman delights in getting revenge for her father’s philandering ways.

ONE NIGHTSTAND 13 MINS | COMEDY | U S A DC PREMIERE

Two twentysomethings wake up the morning after to discover they are awkwardly handcuffed together.

MADLY UNTO ETERNITY 13 MINS | COMEDY | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

In order to make amends with his girlfriend, Danny must overcome lifelong anger issues as he attempts to thwart his brother’s nefarious scheme. DOWNLOAD THE FOOD PAIRING RECIPES AT DCSHORTS.COM OR PICK UP A RECIPE BOOKLET AT YOUR LOCAL WHOLE FOODS MARKET.

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FAMILY SHOWS

SATURDAY, 9/8 @ 11:30AM (FOLLOWED BY Q&A) E STREET CINEMA SATURDAY 9/15 @ 12:00PM ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 12:00PM & 2:00PM* ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ SUNDAY, 9/16 @ 12:00PM & 2:00PM* ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ

FAMILY SHOWCASES AT THE ANGELIKA FILM CENTER WILL SCREEEN ON MOSAIC’S HUGE HD OUTDOOR LED SCREEN, WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FROM THE PARK IN FRONT OF THE THEATER. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, SCREENINGS WILL BE HELD INSIDE THE THEATER.

THIS SHOW IS INTENDED FOR CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 8 YEARS. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE FILMS MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM DCSHORTS.COM/FAMILYGUIDE YOUR TICKET FOR THIS 75-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 8 FILMS ON THIS PAGE. SHOW TIMES AT THE ANGELIKA FILM CENTER RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH THE TEEN SCREENINGS: DROP OFF YOUR TEENS IN ONE THEATER AND WATCH THE FILMS WITH YOUR YOUNGER CHILDREN.

THE MAIDEN AND THE PRINCESS 18 MINS | FAIRY TALE | U S A FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A fairy tale writer manipulates the events of Emmy’s story, teaching her that she should never have to apologize for being different.

A MARTIAN PICNIC 5 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A DC PREMIERE

A Martian competes with a mysterious creature for the contents of his picnic lunch.

LA MACHINE À LAVER The Washing Machine

17 MINS | DRAMA | CANADA US PREMIERE

Samuel’s washing machine is special. Everything that goes in for a wash travels back in time...

CATCH AND RELEASE 7 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A DC PREMIERE

After an accident, a fish thrower must make a hard decision about what’s more important: his job, the girl, or something else entirely.

BARNEY AND THE MARTIANS 9 MINS | COMEDY | U S A WORLD PREMIERE

An elderly man uses an old ham radio to show a young boy a new/old way to communicate — with unintended consequences.

THE STORY OF TINYTOPIA 2 MINS | ANIMATION | U S A DC PREMIERE | LOCAL FILMMAKER

When a man discards his empty soda can, the repercussions for the microscopic town of Tinytopia are Earth-shattering.

BRAD & GARY

4 MINS | ANIMATION | FRANCE

You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

ASTERNAUTS

16 MINS | SCIENCE FICTION | GERMANY/U S A DC PREMIERE

Two brothers realize that a little mystery can be a good thing, and a little adventure can keep you young at heart.

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FREE

TEEN SHOWS

SATURDAY 9/15 @ 2:00PM ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SATURDAY, 9/15 @ 12:00PM & 2:00PM* ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ SUNDAY, 9/16 @ 12:00PM & 2:00PM* ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFÉ

THIS SHOW IS INTENDED FOR CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE FILMS MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM DCSHORTS.COM/FAMILYGUIDE YOUR TICKET FOR THIS 70-MINUTE SHOW INCLUDES ALL 5 FILMS ON THIS PAGE. SHOW TIMES AT THE ANGELIKA FILM CENTER RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH THE FAMILY SCREENINGS: DROP OFF YOUR TEENS IN ONE THEATER AND WATCH THE FAMILY FILMS WITH YOUR YOUNGER CHILDREN.

ANGELA WRIGHT

13 MINS | DRAMA | CANADA | DC PREMIERE

A high school honor student realizes that there is no right way to avoid punishment.

THE VACUUM KID

11 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A | DC PREMIERE

Kyle is an ordinary 5th grader — with an extraordinary collection of more than 160 vacuum cleaners.

FIRST MATCH

15 MINS | DRAMA | U S A | DC PREMIERE

Fourteen year-old Monique wrestles to connect with her struggling single father and former wrestling star.

VIRAL

13 MINS | DOCUMENTARY | U S A DC PREMIERE | FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The Internet and the changing nature of media, celebrity and relationships.

CROSSING

18 MINS | DRAMA | U S A | DC PREMIERE

15-year-old Moses faces frustrations caused by his father and circumstances in 1965 rural Georgia.

BEST OF DC SHORTS

FREE LUNCH SHOWS

SCREENED AT THREE LOCATIONS OVER TWO DAYS!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Catch the award winners selected by jury and audience voting (SEE BELOW). Each show (BEST OF FEST A and BEST OF FEST B) features different films which will be posted on the DCSHORTS.COM website beginning Sunday, September 9. THESE SHOWS ALWAYS SELL OUT — SO ORDER YOUR TICKETS EARLY ONLINE AT DCSHORTS.COM

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FILMS! DC Shorts is proud to present awards of cash and products to filmmakers. YOU help to determine the Audience Awards by completing ballots at screenings from September 6-8. In addition, we are offering cash awards in the following categories: • Filmmaker’s Favorite — a peer award • Festival Director’s Choice • Outstanding First-Time Director DCSHORTS.COM

• The Golden Pineapple for Outstanding Use of Food (PRESENTED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKETS) • Outstanding Local Film (PRESENTED BY KMV RENTALS)

EACH WEEKDAY AT 12:00PM

E STREET CINEMA 555 11TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC (METRO CENTER) Make a lunch date with 45 minutes of your favorite films! Grab your coworkers, bring a lunch (encouraged!) — and enjoy a relaxing lunch hour! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Documentary films from around the globe. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Some of our favorite funny films from the competition. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Thought-provoking films by local filmmakers. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 An afternoon of amazing animation.

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HOW TO BUY TICKETS

THANK YOU

DC Shorts would never happen without the incredible volunteer staff of judges, ushers, venue managers and interns. We appreciate your dedication and positive attitudes — during the festival and all year long!

FILM TICKETS

DC SHORTS STAFF & INTERNS

ONLINE: $12

Abby Akhamie Shilah Alibakhshi Hadley Fielding Samantha Grody Alex Laird Paul Moore Do’Onna Morris Courtney Perkins Jena Prats Kristina Scriber John Welch

DC FILM ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Roshanak Ameli Jody Arlington Sohini Baliga Peter Calafiura Anne Carpenter Jon Gann Melissa Houghton Molly Hubbs Christian Oh Steve Moore Herbert Niles John Rowles Molly Ruppert Jackie Steven Paige Totaro Wui Ping Yap

FILM & SCRIPT SCREENERS Wil Allyn Timothy Aluise Courtney Atkins Randy Aussenberg Taryn Barber Lisa Baylin Pierce Bello Michael Bello Justine Bello Mark Berman Matt Braynard Maya Brod Kelley Brown Jheanelle Brown Theresa Bucci Alicia Chou Aaron Dawkins Jenith Dekle Leslie Eldridge Katherine Fielding Joe Flood Turner Freeman Jeremy Frisch Dalia Golchan Tahirah Green Amanda Harris Adrian Haynes DCSHORTS.COM

Avra Heller Rifat Jafreen Davina Johnson Danielle Johnson Khiné Johnson Michelle Johnson Hilary Jones Taylor Jones James Kalinger Jeff Kelley Jameela Khan Kinsey Kiriakos Meg Kowalik Bart Landry Elizabeth Leshen Daphne Lincoln Jen Lotze Allison Lyzenga Michael Malone Caitlin Massey Courtney McCarty Melinda McMullin Romella McNeil Terri Mintz Phil Mitchell Robin Morris Christophe Nassif Tram Nguyen Sarah Oliveros Shelia Paige Shapna Pal Steve Pearcy Elizabeth Perry Rita Pinheiro Milind Raj Krystal Ramseur Kourtney Ramseur Sheri Ratick Stroud Mary Ratliff Josh Reiman Lindsay Ringwelski Rosette Roat-Malone Cadence Roberts Eric Rojas Bonnie Rowan Annie Elizabeth Ryan Sara Sackville Lisa Scott Evan Smith Kristen Sorensen Christina Sorrento Jack Stapleton Katrina Suarez Scott Sundsvold Jason Tamborini Kate Taylor Ashley Thomas Mandy Toomey Corrine Turke Priyanka Venkatesh Meana Ward Jeffrey Weber Andrea White Miki Wilkins

Diane Williams Heidi Willis Susan Winchell Frank Wisswell Alyssa Yount Lory Yudin Iman Zawahry

SPECIAL THANKS Shauna Alexander Tom Beddow Julianne Brienza Patrick Calder Gina Chersevani Gene Cowan Joe Flood Tim Gable Laura Gross Suzannah Howell Phillipa Hughes Lora Moinkoff Chris Petrilli Jill Richmond

Web site developed by Patrick Calder, The Design Foundry. On-screen graphics and video servers created by Gene Cowan, Cowan Creative.

All shows are approximately 90 minutes. Every event (including free events) must be ticketed. + $1.50 SERVICE CHARGE

Buy 5 or more film tickets online to use any way you want (5 individual shows, 3 tickets for 1 show and a pair for another — you get the drift) and the price per ticket falls to $10 each! Offer available online only.

BOX OFFICE: $15

+ $1.50 SERVICE CHARGE

PARTY TICKETS PARTY DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGE 16.

All parties include light refreshments and open bar. Attendees must be over 21 years of age and present photo ID at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

TICKETS: $25

+ $2 SERVICE CHARGE

SAVE $5! ONLY $20 (+$2 SC) WHEN PURCHASED WITH ANY FILM TICKET.

DC SHORTS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

NEW FOR 2012! Over 100 films are available to watch online from any computer or mobile device from September 6-16! Add this incredible opportunity to any film or party ticket order. Cannot be purchased separately.

ACCESS: $20

+ $2 SERVICE CHARGE

FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ALL-ACCESS PASS!

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL

The DC Film Alliance, which organizes the DC Shorts Film Festival, is a non-profit organization that serves and strengthens the media arts in the greater Washington DC region. More information online at dcfilm.org

$125 + $6.25 SERVICE CHARGE

The DC Shorts Film Festival is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The DC Film Salon is supported in part by the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and many others who share our vision.

SPECIAL BUNDLES

A single pass which allows entry into any screening, party, class — even the Best of DC Shorts! Plus, this pass includes: • Priority seating at all screenings • Priority entry to all parties • DC Shorts T-shirt • Swag bag • Access to the DC Shorts Online Film Festival

PRE-PACKAGED FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES

THE PERFECT DATE — $50 + $2.50 SC

Save $14! 2 tickets to any film screening and 2 passes to a party of your choosing.

DIRECTOR IN TRAINING — $35 + $2 SC

Save $9! Preferred entry to all of the Filmmaker Seminars on Friday, Sept. 7, 2 tickets to any film screening, and 1 pass to a party of your choice.

ARE YOU A FILMMAKER OR WRITER?

Get ready to enter your film or script for DC Shorts 2013! Check our web site dcshorts.com beginning in December for full rules and a special early-bird entry fee our lowest fee of the season. Who knows? You might have the chance to screen your film in front of hundreds of new fans next September!

TICKETS & PASSES AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7:

DCSHORTS.COM

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8 STORYTELLERS + 8 FILM TEAMS = 2 NIGHTS OF CREATIVE MASTERY DC Shorts (the largest short film event on the East Coast) and SpeakeasyDC (the area’s most-respected storytelling group) have teamed to create a unique film competition in which teams of filmmakers will be paired with local storytellers to create films based on their stories — and win cash prizes up to $1,000! On November 9, eight storytellers tell their tales in front of a live audience. The film teams will hear these stories for the first time and have 5 days to create a film based on the stories. Return on November 16 to see the films and vote for your favorites! TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT DCSHORTS.COM AND SPEAKEASYDC.ORG

$20 PER EVENING OR $30 FOR BOTH FRIDAYS NOVEMBER 9 (STORYTELLING) AND 16 (FILM PREMIERES) • SHOWS AT 7:00PM AND 9:30PM U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL, 701 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW (ARCHIVES METRO)

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AFTER PARTY AT OUR PLACE!

SAVE THE DATE!

Flats 130 will be hosting an after party for the DC Shorts Film Festival. There will be private volunteer appreciation reception followed by a best of screening event open to the public. Come join us to celebrate the closing of a fabulous festival!

WHAT WHERE

The film festival after party at Flats 130 Flats 130 130 M Street, NE 202-682-2187

WHEN

October 19th Private Volunteer Reception at 7:00pm Best of Screening at 8:00pm

RSVP

Go to www.ontaponline.com/flats130 to stay updated on the party details.

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@Flats130

facebook.com/Flats130

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permits location scouting crew referrals economic incentives city information production guide for all film & television projects Office of Motion Picture & Television Development 3007 Tilden Street NW Pod-P Washington, DC 20008 (202) 727-6608 film.dc.gov

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE E STREET CINEMA

CORNER OF 11TH AND E STS DOWNTOWN DC METRO CENTER STATION LIMITED STREET AND GARAGE PARKING

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER FRIDAY SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER SATURDAY SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER

US NAVY MEMORIAL

701 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW PENN QUARTER, DC ARCHIVES/PENN QUARTER STATION LIMITED STREET PARKING

7:00PM ­ SHOW 1+Q&A CHEF 6:30PM 9:30PM SHOW 2+Q&A 9:00PM

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1333 H STREET NE ATLAS ARTS DISTRICT, DC

SEE PAGE 3 FOR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER 2911 DISTRICT AVE FAIRFAX, VA 22031

DUNN LORING METRO STATION FREE PARKING

SHOW 3+Q&A CHEF SHOW 4+Q&A CHEF

FINDING MONEY 6:30PM CASTING ISSUES 9:00PM SOUND DESIGN INSIDE FESTIVALS MAKE A FEATURE ­SHOW 5+Q&A CHEF SHOW 6+Q&A

SHOW 7+Q&A CHEF SHOW 8+Q&A

11:30AM 2:00PM 4:30PM 7:00PM 9:30PM

FAMILY+Q&A FREE SHOW 9+Q&A SHOW 10+Q&A SHOW 11+Q&A CHEF SHOW 12+Q&A

1:00PM 4:00PM 6:30PM 11:30PM

SHOW 13+Q&A SHOW 14+Q&A CHEF SHOW 15+Q&A CHEF SHOW 16+Q&A CHEF

12:00PM 2:00PM 4:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM

SHOW 1 SHOW 2 SHOW 3 SHOW 4 SHOW 5

1:00PM 3:00PM 5:00PM 7:00PM

SHOW 6 SHOW 7 SHOW 8 SHOW 9

12:00PM LUNCH SHOW FREE 5:00PM SHOW 10 7:00PM SHOW 11 9:00PM SHOW 12

SEE MAP ON PAGE 3 FOR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.

BY INVITATION ONLY.

DC Shorts offers free seminars for our visiting filmmakers and the local media arts community. Seminar descriptions and information on page 17.

9:00PM - 11:00PM CITY VIEW PARTY CARROLL SQUARE 975 F STREET NW

WHAT’S A Q&A?

$20 TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO DOOR SALES.

First screenings during the opening weekend are followed by a 30-minute moderated Question and Answer session with visiting filmmakers.

CHEF & FILM PAIRINGS

CHEF

Attendees at these screenings may enjoy a complimentary snack matched to the film and prepared by a local chef. Bon apéttit!

FREE EVENTS

FREE

Selected screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are still required, and may be reserved online at dcshorts.com.

9:00PM - MIDNIGHT GRAND BASH US NAVY MEMORIAL $20 TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO DOOR SALES.

11:00AM - 1:00PM AWARDS BRUNCH CLYDE’S OF GALLERY PLACE 701 7TH STREET NW BY INVITATION ONLY.

THE BEST OF DC SHORTS

All of our award-winning shorts and audience favorites screen in two different 90-minute showcases (A & B) on the closing weekend.

12:00PM LUNCH SHOW FREE 5:00PM SHOW 13 7:00PM SHOW 14 9:00PM SHOW 15

A LIST OF FILMS WILL BE POSTED ON DCSHORTS.COM BY SUNDAY, SEPT. 9. THESE SHOWS ALWAYS SELL OUT, SO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

12:00PM LUNCH SHOW FREE 5:00PM SHOW 16 7:00PM SHOW 1 9:00PM SHOW 2 12:00PM LUNCH SHOW FREE 5:00PM SHOW 3 7:00PM SHOW 4 9:00PM SHOW 5

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7:00PM SHOW 8 9:00PM SHOW 9

7:00PM ­ SCREENPLAY COMPETITION & RECEPTION

8:00PM SHOW 6 10:00PM SHOW 7

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7:00PM BEST OF FEST A 9:00PM BEST OF FEST B

12:00PM FAMILY SHOW FREE 2:00PM TEEN SHOW FREE 4:00PM SHOW 11 6:00PM SHOW 12 8:00PM BEST OF FEST A 10:00PM BEST OF FEST B

12:00PM FAM/TEEN FREE 2:00PM FAM/TEEN FREE 4:00PM SHOW 13 6:00PM SHOW 14 8:00PM BEST OF FEST A 10:00PM BEST OF FEST B

6:00PM BEST OF FEST A 8:00PM BEST OF FEST B

12:00PM FAM/TEEN FREE 2:00PM FAM/TEEN FREE 4:00PM BEST OF FEST A 6:00PM BEST OF FEST B

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VARIOUS LOCATIONS. SEE PAGE 16 FOR DESCRIPTIONS

9:00PM - 11:00PM FILMMAKER/VIP RECEPTION GIBSON GUITAR 709 G STREET NW

FREE FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS 10:00AM 11:00AM 1:00PM 2:30PM 3:30PM 7:00PM 9:30PM

PARTY VENUES!

2:00PM 4:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM

SHOW 15 SHOW 16 BEST OF FEST A BEST OF FEST B

9:00PM - 11:30PM CLOSING PARTY ATLAS ARTS CENTER $20 TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO DOOR SALES.

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