WASHINGTON -- The ninth edition of the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition continues with the final four showcases tonight, Wednesday and this weekend.

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

Showcases one to four are reviewed here. Showcases five to nine are reviewed here. Showcases nine through twelve are reviewed here. Showcases thirteen to sixteen follow ...

Showcase 13

Overall score
4.1 out of 10

Showtimes
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Friday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at Angelika Film Center

Click through to read reviews of the eight shorts.

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  • The Future

    You probably know what's coming but don't want to hear it, at least from your future self. 5/10

  • Waiting On A Train

    Well shot, well scored, decently edited but poorly acted experiment to waiting. It'll be nice to see what the director and editor do with more money. 4/10

  • Tiny Miny Magic

    You know how you pick up everyday items like spoons and cameras and letters and look at them with awe and wonder? No? Because no one does that? They do in this. 1/10

  • The Windmill Farmer

    An uncommon style of animation makes this four minute piece enjoyable. It could double as a commercial for green energy. 7/10

  • Retrato De Una Familia

    A portrait of a family that isn't very clear. 4/10

  • The Freedom Chair

    Do you like the inspirational segments about athletes before the race during the Olympics? If you do, you'll like this. 5/10

  • Dziad I Baba

    A fable re-done with claymation. Ambitious style but not very good execution. 5/10

  • Say It Ain't Solo

    The son of a well-known character actor calls in famous friends to ensure a "Star Wars" remake doesn't happen. 2/10

Showcase 14

Overall score
6 out of 10

Showtimes
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Angelika Film Center

Click through to read reviews of the eight shorts.

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  • Showing The Ropes

    A well executed comedy about an executioner. 9/10

  • First Match

    Definitely not a wrestling story you've ever seen. 8/10

  • Capital Buzz

    An interesting look at DC Honeybees. In an ideal world this filmmaker will get some grants and re-make this with a bigger budget for WETA. 7/10

  • High Heels & Hoodoo

    Don't play with the afterlife, especially if you're the reason someone is in the afterlife. 3/10

  • Merry

    Santa works just one day a year. This crude comedy helps him figure out what to do when it's slightly warmer. 6/10

  • Cahaya

    A lesson of kindness from a little girl in the slums of North Jakarta. 6/10

  • Cool Toys

    Don't play with guns? Bullets? 3/10

  • Die Weisse Mucke

    Don't stand in the way of progress. 6/10

Showcase 15

Overall score
6.8 out of 10

Showtimes
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center

Click through to read reviews of the eight shorts.

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  • La Boda

    The mother-of-the-bride is an important figure, even when she can't be at the ceremony. 8/10

  • Sitting Babies

    A babysitter and his problem child. It never gets too saccharine or unbelievable. Well done. 8/10

  • Tastes Like Chicken?

    Incredibly well-done, hard-to-watch, can't-turn-away story of a chicken with a healthy sense of self, large wealth of knowledge and realistic world view. Definitely not for the faint of heart. PETA should hire the director. 8/10

  • Flawless Life

    Neat animated short about a vagabond that's fine with his life. 7/10

  • Shabbat Dinner

    A slow start to a funny, revelatory family dinner. 7/10

  • Late

    Sometimes chemistry is inevitable. A well-done, black and white short about a common occurrence 7/10

  • The Camera

    It's nice to think that the dead are still with us. 6/10

  • Neighbors

    It's not a good idea to try to keep up with the Jones'. 3/10

Showcase 16

Overall score
6 out of 10

Showtimes
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at E Street Cinema
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center

Click through to read reviews of the seven shorts.

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  • Another Bullet Dodged

    A well-written, well-acted story of a horribly despicable, realistic male. 8/10

  • Other

    The sound mix makes this thriller. Exciting, tense, well-done. Not for people with heart conditions. 8/10

  • The Order

    Be nice to the wait staff. 5/10

  • First Date

    Toilet humor is great until you see inside the toilet. 4/10

  • Devoted Husband

    A dramedy about why it's not a good idea to be a cheating husband. 6/10

  • One Nightstand

    Excellent chemistry between two people that aren't exactly sure why they woke up handcuffed in bed. 7/10

  • Madly Unto Eternity

    Sometimes you can't even trust your brother. 4/10