2019 DC Short International Film Festival

2019 DC Short International Film Festival

The festival heads into its 16th year featuring the best short films from more than 30 countries, including 7 shorts from Spain.

The 16th annual International Film Festival, which runs September 19-28, 2019, showcases the largest collection of short films on the east coast, followed by discussions and events with local and visiting filmmakers. This year the festival features filmmakers from over 30 countries. Out of more than 1200 entries from around the globe, there have selected 156 unique films that will screen in 19 showcases that reflect the 38 nations they represent.


Spanish Shorts at DC Shorts Film Festival

Bailaora

  • On Friday, September 20 at 9 pm
  • On Tuesday, September 24 at 5:15 pm.
  • At showcase 3. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Rubin Stein, Spain, 15 minutes, drama.

A war. A child. A dream.

Best Seller

  • On Saturday, September 21 at 7 pm.
  • On Monday, September 23 at 9 pm.
  • On Wednesday, September 25 at 9 pm.
  • At showcase The Games We Play. Buy tickets.
  • At showcase 12. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Max Lemcke, Spain, 16 minutes, drama.

Rosario, the librarian, discovers mysterious underlinings in a book and a message that puts her life at risk.

Cerdita

  • On Friday, September 20 at 9:30 pm.
  • On Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm.
  • On Thursday, September 26 at 9:15 pm.
  • At showcase 4. Buy tickets.
  • At showcase Lurking in the Dark. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Carlota Pereda, Spain, 14 minutes, horror / suspense.

Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life.

Gladiators

  • On Saturday, September 21 at 11 am.
  • On Tuesday, September 24 at 7:15 pm.
  • At showcase 5. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Helher Escribano, Spain, 5 minutes, drama / romance.

A journey through the mind of a person at the moment of saying goodbye.

La Noria

  • On Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 pm.
  • On Wednesday, September 25 at 7 pm.
  • At showcase 10. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Carlos Baena, Spain, 12 minutes, animation / horror /suspense.

A young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down.

Monsters Walking

  • On Saturday, September 21 at 9 pm.
  • On Wednesday, September 25 at 9:15 pm.
  • At showcase 13. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Diego Porral, Spain, 1 minute, animation / comedy.

Monsters Walking is a short film about monsters that walk.

Real Letter from Charles III

  • On Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 pm.
  • On Thursday, September 26 at 7:15 pm.
  • At showcase 17. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Chirstian Flores, Spain, 3 minutes, animation / musical.

Charles III of Spain wrote a letter to his parents explaining intimate details about his wedding night. This film reproduces and reimagines that letter as a reggaeton song.

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, September 20 —
    Thu, September 26, 2019

Venue

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Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-783-9494

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DC Short International Film Festival

Credits

Presented by DC Shorts Film Festival. Photo: Still from Cerdita, directed by Carlota Pereda

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