2022 DC Shorts International Film Festival Sept 8-18!

DC SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WILL ALL LIVE LINEUP OF FILMS, PARTIES, AND WORKSHOPS, AND VENUE SWITCH TO ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA
94 Films from 29 Countries, 9 Live Showcases, 4 Workshops, 11 Days

Washington, DC – Sept 2022 – DC Shorts International Film Festival, the award-winning, internationally recognized film festival held every September in Washington since 2003, is thrilled to announce the 2022 lineup of shorts comprised of 94 films from 29 counties, including three world premieres, plus filmmaker talkbacks, workshops, panel discussions, and special parties for filmmakers, film lovers, educators, and industry professionals alike.

Catwoman vs. the White House: Newly discovered audio and video tells the full story between Eartha Kitt’s run in with the President and the First Lady in 1968.

DC Shorts kicks off its 19th year on Thursday, Sept. 8, with four days of live films screenings running through Sunday, Sept. 11, at the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. A total of 77 films will screen in nine Official Selection themed showcases, covering the range of genres the DMV audience has come to expect including comedy, drama, animation, documentary, LGBTQ, sci-fi, thriller, arthouse, horror, and fantasy.

F^¢k ’€m R!ght B@¢k: A queer, Black, aspiring Baltimore rapper must outwit his vengeful day-job boss in order to avoid getting fired after accidentally eating an edible.

An additional 17 films will screen exclusively online from Monday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 18, in the DC Shorts Online Film Festival, which also includes all 77 shorts that screened live, for a total of 94 films online.

More Than I Want to Remember: One night at her home in southeastern Congo, 14-year-old Mugeni awakes to the sounds of bombs. As her family scatters to the surrounding forests to save themselves, Mugeni finds herself completely alone. From there, she sets out on a remarkable solo journey across the globe, determined to reunite with her lost loved ones and lift up the Banyamulenge people.

Additional events include four filmmaking workshops for filmmakers of all levels, free and open to the public, on Friday, Sept. 9, (“The Art of Make-Up” and “Entertainment Law 101 for Filmmakers”) and Saturday, Sept 10, (“Immersive Storytelling” and “Immersive Storytelling”); plus, a panel discussion on representation and diversity in film and production on Saturday evening, Sept 10, 6:00 PM (“Fil-Am Panel Discussion: Representation”). The panel and workshops all will be in Theater 1 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

I’m excited to join the DC Shorts family as the new Executive Director, and steer the return to an all-live DC Shorts Film Festival. Our goal as a festival remains as it has always been, to champion short films and their filmmakers, and highlight the inspirational, educational, as well as fun stories from around the globe, this year from six continents. The diverse viewpoints presented this year have the power to alter opinions, affect lives, and create change within individuals and beyond.

Beau Canlas, DC Shorts Executive Director

DC Shorts General Admission for Showcases is $15 for Live showings. An All Access Pass is available for either Live or Online for $75, with an All Access Festival Pass available for $180. Purchase tickets and see showcase details at dcshorts2022.eventive.org

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