DC Shorts film festival takes place September 8-18th– with films from 23 countries! The festival has won accolades as one of the leading festivals in the country. So find something kid-friendly and introduce your family to something other than Disney. And for those of you who like not only a great film but a fun party, the DC Shorts Film Festival is throwing a Brazilian Carnival Saturday night at 9 pm. A tribute to Brazil’s pop movement from the 1960’s , the all-female drum group Batala, and Brazilian jazz will all be featured! Sounds like something you don’t want to miss.