DC Shorts Film Festival Calls the Hill Home for Closing Weekend

Festival taking place September 15th to 17th features films, parties and more

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In the animated short Light Sight, by Iranian Director Seyed M. Tabatabaei, a character imprisoned in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way. The film will be shown in Showcase 5 of the DC Shorts Film Festival, which takes place Thursday September 7th through Sunday September 17th. Image: Courtesy Light Sight/DC Shorts Festival

The 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival will call the Hill home for their closing weekend, Friday September 15th through Sunday September 17th. Competitions, panels and film screenings will take place at the Miracle Theater (535 Eighth Street SE) and at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) at 545 7th Street SE.

On Saturday and Sunday the films that were presented with jury and audience awards through the week will be shown in two different versions of the “Best of DC Shorts Showcase,” both of which will be shown at the Miracle Theater. Check the DC Shorts website for show times and tickets.

The DC Shorts Film Festival begins Thursday September 7th. The District-wide festival showcases one of the largest collections of short films in the USA. Out of over 1,500 entries from around the globe, programmers have selected 170+ unique films in 17 showcases that reflect the 31 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington, DC.

Programs are all 90 minutes in length, with the exception of the Family Show, which is 60 minutes. Tickets to theater showings may be purchased online. This year, the DC Shorts Online Film Festival features 24 hours of film shown at the festival. It is available for home viewing until September 17th with the purchase of an all-access pass.

Festival workshops and events, including the Closing Credits Reception, will be held at 7: 00 p.m. at CHAW. The Closing Credits Reception celebrates the festival and thanks those who worked to make the event a success. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and available online.