DC Shorts WINS – Best of the Fest
From a press release:
ANNUAL WINTER SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING DC SHORTS FILMS MOVES TO ALL ONLINE FORMAT
Three Showcases of 15 Short Films from Australia, Spain, Norway, Kosovo, Argentina, Canada, Palestine, USA
Washington, D.C. – DC Shorts WINS – Best of the Fest, the DC Film Alliance annual winter program screening of all short films that won Jury Awards or Audience Awards last September at the DC Shorts International Film Festival, has moved to an All Online format this year.
With 15 award-winning shorts screening in three online showcases from Feb. 24 through March 1, 2021, the DC Shorts WINS line-up includes films from eight countries, with a range of genres including Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, LGBTQ, Animation, Horror and Documentary.
Other topics and themes covered include: women’s empowerment on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible), and a single mother struggle (Vlora), conflict in the West Bank (The Present); family relationships – a son’s grief (Grab My hand: A Letter To My Dad), and additions to the family (Heading South); and comedies that touch upon changing culture (Coffee Shop Names) (The Manchador).
Many of these films have received accolades worldwide and are in the running for Academy Award nominations, including The Present, from Palestine, which is currently on the Oscars official shortlist.
DC Shorts WINS is the perfect way to spend a few winter hours, enjoying acclaimed films, visually traveling the globe with these absorbing, thought-provoking, and impactful shorts. It’s like a rollercoaster ride of emotions in the best possible way.Joe Bilancio, DC Shorts Programming Director
DC Shorts WINS Showcases A and B are $12 each, or purchase the Double Header Pass for $20. Purchase tickets and see details on the films at wins.dcshorts20.com.