DC Shorts Film Festival Reviews: Showcases 5 to 8

09/06/2012 05:00 pm ET
Courtesy of the DC Shorts Film Festival

WASHINGTON -- The ninth edition of the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition continues with the premieres of showcases five through eight on Friday.

The next four programs begin with screenings at E Street Cinema and U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center and continue at the new Angelika Film Center in Fairfax County. We've reviewed each of the shorts, rated them out of 10 and averaged our overall score.

This crop of shorts include our highest rated film and our lowest rated in the same showcase. Averages aren't everything.

The first four showcases are reviewed here. Showcases five through eight follow ...

Showcase 5

Overall score
5.6 out of 10

Showtimes
Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A, at E Street Cinema
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. at E Street Cinema

Click through to read reviews of the eight shorts.

DC Shorts Film Festival Showcase 5

Showcase 6

Overall score
4.3 out of 10

Showtimes
Friday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A, at E Street Cinema
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at Angelika Film Center & Cafe

Click through to read reviews of the nine shorts.

DC Shorts Film Festival Showcase 6

Showcase 7

Overall score
5.9 out of 10

Showtimes
Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A, at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Angelika Film Center & Cafe

Click through to read reviews of the nine shorts.

DC Shorts Film Festival Showcase 7

Showcase 8

Overall score
5.9 out of 10

Showtimes
Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m., followed by a Q&A, at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center

Click through to read reviews of the nine shorts.

DC Shorts Film Festival Showcase 8

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