Announcing the DCIFF 2017 High School Films

Still from “Override” by Jacob Chang-Rascle
Details and screening times coming soon. Keep checking back this week and next as we announce all the 2017 DCIFF Finalists.


A Mind in Masquerade (USA/2016/3:40mins/Fiction), Directed by James Carline
Which version is true?

Amma (USA/2016/3:58mins/Fiction), Directed by Yilin Yin
An Indian-Muslim housewife is asked by her husband to abort the baby girl. Seventeen years later, she finds out that her daughter is pregnant…

Cycle (USA/2016/9:59mins/Fiction), Directed by Caleb Wild
A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

Inside of Us (USA/2016/1:52mins/Animation), Directed by Miranda Pla
A chase through worlds ensues between a girl and the creature that festers inside of us all.

 Introspection (Australia/2016/9:33mins/Fiction), Directed by Jack Waddell
Jane examines her own mental and emotional situation when faced with her worst fears.

Makoda (Canada/2016/3:43mins/Animation), Directed by Callahan Bracken
A piano teacher discusses how she tries to help her students both technically and spiritually.

Our Girl (USA/2016/5:25mins/Fiction), Directed by Grant Jones
Two ex-buddies are trapped in a closet together. Tensions start running high as conversation dives into the topic of Stacey Miller. Welcome to the 80’s.

Override (USA/2016/8mins/Fiction), Directed by Jacob Chang-Rascle
In a post-apocalpytic world, a spy infiltrates a small group of survivors with a sinister mission.

 Reflections (USA/2016/9:58mins/Fiction), Directed by Kevin Gordon
Two girls: one is a victim of bullying and another is a bystander tasked with an important decision.

The Grappler (USA/2016/7:00mins/Fiction), Directed by Charlie Ehrman
A teenager training for a state champion title as is pushed over the limit by his father, the coach.

To Serve and Protect? (USA/2016/7mins/Documentary), Directed by Alula Abraham, Zenab Abubakari, Alyssa Berrios, Rediet Betru, Kaleb Dagne, Abel Demiss, Oliver Hulser-Morris, Angelica Moreno, Alix Swann
We see it all over the media, but excessive use of force by police isn’t new.