Announcing with Gusto: DCIFF 2020 High School Film Finalists

Balloons (USA/2019/3:28mins) directed by Christopher Putlock. What happens when a fun water balloon war is taken too seriously?

Blossoming: A Beautiful Journey of Kids with Down Syndrome and Art (China/2019/15:50mins) directed by Xicheng Gu. Fei Fei, a kid with Down Syndrome, has been taking calligraphy classes for over six years.

Happy Pill  (USA/2019/7:18mins) directed by Wyatt Richards.  A student explores happiness, conformity and the consequences of both.

Hold On” (USA/2019/2:24mins) directed by students at the Blue Ridge Detention Center who wrote a song to talk about their experience and produced this music video.

Kami-Oshi (Thailand/2019/4:20mins)  directed by Jittarin Wuthiphan. Father and son have a heated argument over their beliefs.

Static (USA/2019/4:45mins) directed by Jackson Little. A businessman under pressure finds himself facing a series of strange occurrences while waiting for his wife to come home.

The Program (USA/2019/17mins) directed by Autumn Morgan. A teen drove, texted and killed and is sentenced to live with a family that lost their son in the same manner.

The Rose (USA/2019/7:11mins) directed by Ashley Kang. Mina, a young painter is tormented by someone at her studio who picks on every little mistake on her work.