We are inundated with high-quality short films every day via social media. So, what’s the point of a festival focusing on shorts in the age of broadband? Top-notch curation. It’s a luxury to have the D.C. Shorts organizers root through all those links and pick out the best movie shorts. The 2013 edition features more than 150 films from 23 countries, including the largest collection of shorts from new Russian filmmakers, all hand-picked for your time-saving enjoyment.