Nine countries. Five nights. One medium.
Celebrating 12 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States
EuroAsia Shorts returns for an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States presented at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C., June 5 – 9. Each evening is tied together by the festival theme “What Is Truth?” and includes an audience discussion and occasional special receptions. Come join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.
The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2017 is “What Is Truth?” We might wish the truth were always simple, but in reality it rarely is. Each of us must reconcile our public persona with our true self in private. How true are we with others in our daily lives? Does censorship foster truth, or hinder it? And when we fail to live up to the truth—through infidelity, lies, or being untrue to our own self—what do we do? The truth can vary from person to person, and from one culture to another. We all struggle with it. Wherever it leads, we seek it.
The first four evenings of EuroAsia Shorts feature an hour of short films from two countries – one Asian and one European – followed by a dialogue with the audience and panelists from culture and film. The festival’s closing night presents films from all participating countries and a special reception. Events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required via www.EuroAsiaShorts.com.
Monday, June 5 @ 6:30 pm | Germany & China
Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW, entrance off 20th St.
Tuesday, June 6 @ 6:30 pm | Spain & The Philippines
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW
Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave NW
Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 pm | Italy & Korea
Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm | France & Japan
Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th St. NW
Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm | All Countries & USA
Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW
A reception with appetizers from all countries will follow the screening and discussion.
About the Festival
Now in its twelfth year, EAS began as the Asian European Short Film Showcase and remains an original collaboration between a small group of Washington, D.C. embassies and cultural center staff. The festival has presented more than 200 short films since it began in 2006, including many award-winning shorts making their U.S. debut. Each year presents a broad variety of films and styles connected by a single theme, with post-film discussions each night, offering an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.