Last week in our swirl of art/film/fashion activities we stopped by Poste Brasserie to hang out at DC Film Shorts festival opening, eat some prosciutto, rub shoulders with the filmmakers and so on and so forth.
This is what we found:
The festival itself continues with screenings till the 20th (check: http://www.dcshorts.com/ for the schedule) but the awards were given away on the 16th and these are the lucky (and talented) ones:
The Wine Bar; Christian Remde (USA)
When blue-collar Henry orders a beer in a snooty wine bar, he offends everyone and has to defend himself and the woman witting next to him.
Festival Director’s Choice
Feeding; James Arnall (USA)
When a neglected homemaker lavishes her affections on her garbage disposal, a bizarre relationship blossoms.
Best Local Film
Signage; Rick Hammerly (Washington, DC)
A chance encounter with a young hearing-impaired man forces a 41-year-old to face his ambiguous future in today’s youth-obsessed gay world.
Best First Time Filmmaker
4 Conversations about Love; Jessica Townsend (United Kingdom)
Four people . . . four conversations . . . four lives changed . . .
The Barrows; Tori Garrett (Australia)
No matter how dark their pasts, Mr. and Mrs. Barrow share a bond no walls, or even mortality, can break.
High Definition Winner
The Battle of Cable Street; Yoav Segal (United Kingdom)
A young boy is taken inside the magical world of his own sketchbook by his grandfather, and shown what it was like when Oswald Mosley’s black shirt fascists attempted to march through the East
The Spinach Inquisition; Dia Hancock (Washington, DC)
A businessman confronts his co-workers when he discovers that a piece of spinach stuck on his teeth might have ruined his perfect presentation to a new client.