Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'DC Shorts Film Festival'

2013 DC Shorts: Expansion of a Shrunken Head

The 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival running September 19-29 includes 16 films from Russian directors. More than half of the Russian films are animated. In this second review of the upcoming DC Shorts Film Festival, the Dresser looks at Anya Belkina's "Systems Preferences." This 17-minute documentary is drawn from the life of the Russian-born artist-director but now living and working in Boston. The story concerns the computer pioneering achievements of Belkina's maternal step-grandfather Bashir Iskandarovich Rameev. Belkina narrates the film in English. Using a combination of animated human figures and computer graphics, Belkina tells the story of her inventor grandfather...

2013 DC Shorts: Women Working without Words

Coming September 19-29, 2013, are screenings over 150 short films (under 20 minutes) from around the world in the DC Shorts Film Festival. In six Washington, DC area venues, Festival organizers under the direction of filmmaker Jon Gann will air 17 unique 90-minute showcases. Marking its tenth anniversary, this film festival has grown from its first year of one theater with films showing just over two days. This year's selection of something for everyone--dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries and experimental films, includes 16 films from Russian directors. While defending the films, Gann was apologetic in an August 6 press conference...

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