Announcing the Finalists for the 9th annual DCIFF High School Competition (Feb 26/ 2022 in Washington DC)

Behind The Bathroom Door directed by Elizaveta (Lisa) Krestianinova (USA / 2021 / 4.59mins.)  The raw point of view of a bathroom stall. Seven girls and one transgender guy are all interconnected.

Hunter directed by Michelle Tang (USA / 2021 /11.13mins.) A lonely boy wants to save his mom from his abusive father, but is powerless until…

I have a Dream, A Movie Dream directed by ShiJie Weng (Spain / 2021 / 7.28mins.) We all have a dream but not always the possibility of making it true. Even so, we must have the courage and maturity to try to achieve it.

One Last Entry directed by Rex Svensson  (Sweden /2021 / 5.47mins.)The last man on earth, Henry sees no point in living anymore until he hears gunshots. 

Pho directed by Ethan Chu (USA / 2021 / 12mins)A man must come to terms with and repair the melancholic truth that he has detached from his Vietnamese grandmother.

Secret Society directed by Ethan Norman (USA / 2021 / 14.36mins.)  A teenager who loses his sister to a seemingly perfect society. He embarks on a journey to find her and prove the world wrong.

Taste of Adrenaline director Isharee Williams (USA / 2021 / 4.21mins.)  At the therapy session, Marc and Willow are more addicted to the thrill of crime than they thought.

The Barn & The Birdhouse directed by Casey Lockledge, Jack Malin &  Murray Susen (USA / 2021 / 5mins.) Even new relationships can be complicated.

The Cleansing Spirit directed by Cole Konstance, Otto Tyler, Drew Cook, and Ani Eagan (USA /2022/ 3mins.)A night shift custodian experiences supernatural phenomena.

The Lonely Woods directed by Alex Coleman (Canada / 2021 / 7.10mins./animation)   One day when he is resting, a dog encounters a mysterious glowing orb that leads him on a journey into his past.

The Summer Field directed by Jiayang Liu (USA / 2021 / 5.50mins.)  After being drafted to a pro track team, a midwestern young teen needs to decide between his future career and his dementia-ridden grandfather. 

Til Death Do Us Part directed by Elijah Sylvester-Johnson, Reese Robers, James Lee, Kent Turner, and Reagan Davis (USA / 2022 / 2.9mins. ) A couple’s wedding day and a vision of their future as an homage to 16mm film.