DC Shorts Film Festival

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, September 10 —
    Sun, September 20, 2015
DC Shorts Film Festival

The festival heads into its 12th year featuring the best short films from more than 50 countries.

Dubbed “Coolest Short Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine, and voted “Best Film Fest” by Washington City Paper for the fourth time, DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition heads into its 12th year of screening the best short films from around the world. This year judges selected 125 films and 6 screenplays paired down from over 1200 entries received from 56 countries.

In all, 24 nations will be represented including 9 German films, which will be showcased in a special event called Das Biergarten (more information below). The 11-day event will include film screenings of shorts in every conceivable genre and style, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and parties all located within a five- block radius in the Penn Quarter/Gallery Place neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.

Spanish Short Films at DC Shorts

All You Do is Shag

  • 6 minutes, comedy, Spain.
  • On September 12 and 14.
  • Directed by Manuel Arias Royo.
  • A humorous look at relationships and people who are never satisfied.

This is Joe

  • 4 minutes, documentary, Spain.
  • On September 12, 14 and 17.
  • Directed by Francis Diaz.
  • Joe Shuster, one of Superman’s character creator, worked as a delivery guy.


  • 5 minutes, drama, Spain.
  • On September 12, 14 and 17.
  • Directed by Juanan Villegas.
  • A mother has to tell her young daughter that they can no longer afford to stay in their home.

Everything Else

  • 9 minutes, drama, Spain.
  • On September 12, 13 and 16.
  • Directed by Federico Untermann.
  • While apartment hunting, a couple accidentally discovers that they want very different things in life.

The Runner

  • 13 minutes, drama, Spain.
  • On September 10, 13 and 15.
  • Directed by José Luis Montesinos
  • When a man encounters his former boss, he presents a unique challenge to help him find a new job.

The Contact

  • 3 minutes, experimental, Spain.
  • On September 10, 13 and 15.
  • Directed by Francisco Javier Montoro Morales.
  • The feelings and emotions experienced by two deaf people are explored through touch.


Venue map

Various venues in Washington, D.C.


More information

DC Shorts Film Festival


Organized by DC Shorts Film Festival



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