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FEATURED EVENT | DC International Short Film Festival

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The DC International Short Film Festival shows one of the largest collections of short films in the United States. The festival kicks off its 16th year on September 19, and runs through September 28, 2019, with showcase screenings held at various venues around DC. With filmmakers traveling from around the globe to attend, an array of festival offerings, including panel discussions and free filmmaking workshops, will take place during the festival and are opened to the public.

This year’s films were selected from more than 1,250 submissions, with the final 156 Official Selections representing 36 countries, 48 female filmmakers and four “World Premieres.” Besides the 19 showcases, each of the 11 Special Interest Showcases are themed and include family, horror, mystery, avant-garde, religion, LGBTQ and documentary, among others.

On the last day of the festival, September 28, the Jury and Award winners of the 2019 DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition will be screened at the 2019 DC Shorts Best of the Fest Showcase at the Miracle Theater.



Guy proposes to his girlfriend on a mountain

Directed by Bernhard Wenger
Austria 2019, 13min, Comedy/Romance

Among this year’s film entries, there is one movie from Austria in the genres Comedy and Romance, directed by Bernhard Wenger. Guy proposes to his girlfriend on a mountain is an one-shot captured by a mobile camera. What to expect? Quirky humor and today’s social media madness inspired by videos documenting other peoples’ failure on the video-sharing platform YouTube. The short film is presented in Showcase 1 on Friday, September 20 (6:30 - 8:00 pm) at Landmark’s E Street Cinema.

Photo | Guy proposes to his girlfriend on a mountain (c) Adrian Bidron

When: Thursday, September 19 – Saturday, September 28, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the festival’s website ( or at the box office.
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Earlier Event: September 13
Later Event: September 27