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Welcome to the 2008 DC Shorts Film Festival. Now in its 5th year, DC Shorts has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of the nation’s leading short film festivals.”

During the week, we will screen 102 films and read 6 screenplays in 9 rotating showcases. We have many local films, as well as movies from 8 different countries!

More than 150 filmmakers will be in attendance to answer questions, chat about film — or just hang with and get to know.

So get started by checking out these previews. See you in September!

Click here for the full festival schedule; here to purchase tickets; here to learn more about our screenplay competition; and here for a list of DC Shorts sponsors.

Video: Stolen Youth

A delinquent’s rampage on a small town is not as horrifying as the secret he discovers.

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Video: Last Yoghurt

A childish couple argues late at night over who deserves the last yogurt more.

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Video: Ring around a Rosie

Debauchery. Decadence. Transcendence. Rosie explores the insatiable desire of being and feeling human

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Video: Cargo

Inside a container ship headed to the US, a frightening journey takes a turn for the eight Colombians.

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Video: Well-Founded Concerns

A germophobe lives in total hermetic isolation, until a devastating plague hits the outside world.

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Video: Upon God

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Video: La Gordiranfla

Francisco wakes up to discover that he has lost his business, which he must recover in order to get back his wife.

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Video: Li’l Italy

These gangsters fought for what was truly important: lunch money, candy,and an extra five minutes of recess.

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Video: How My Dad Killed Dracula

On Halloween night, a father recounts the harrowing tale of how he fought and killed Dracula.

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Video: The Professional Interview

Paul attempts to shine during his first real professional job interview, despite the arguing HR department.

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Video: Capture Claus

A boy hopes to prove the existence of Santa Claus to his non-believing family.

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Video: Offbeat

A police officer is severely lonely, until he pulls over a caring psychiatrist.

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Video: Headache

A character lost in a world that may or may not be reality; a world in which his thoughts cause the nature of his life to change.

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Video: The Big Lie

Bette Davis invites famed Italian actress Anna Magnani to coffee and confrontation.

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Video: Zombie Jesus

A woman returns to town to mend the relationship with her devout father, but Zombie Jesus has his own plans.

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Video: PATH

A Manhattanite must decide if it’s worth staying in his relationship, even if it means traveling to New Jersey.

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Video: Tough Crowd

Jihad, a young Muslim college student follows her dream of becoming a stand up comic.

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Video: Little Hands

What are the social repercussions and implications of specified gender?

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Video: All Roads Lead Away

A couple that has lost everything travels in a search for a new start.

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VIDEO: Happily Ever After

Is there ever really a happy end? What happens when the last page is turned?

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