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EuroAsia Shorts 2018: Spain & The Philippines

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. The 2018 edition will focus on the theme "WomenWorldWide", and will kick off on Monday, June 4, with the screening of short films from Spain and the Philippines.

EuroAsia Shorts 2018: Spain & The Philippines

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  • Directed by Bernabé Rico, Spain, 2011, 13 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • 60 years-old Adela is living a life she never wanted until one day she has the chance to win €300,000 and leave her old life behind. All she has to do is kick a ball into an open goal from the halfway line at half-time in a Spanish league match. 


  • Directed by Marta González, Spain, 2017, 7 minutes. In Spanish & Catalán with English subtitles.
  • Carmeta, Mari and Pilar are three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women.

Johnny Loves Dolores

  • Directed by Clarissa de los Reyes, Philippines, 2012, 27 minutes. In Tagalog with English subtitles.
  • As an immigrant community hustles to keep afloat during the 2008 recession, a lonely, underpaid clerk is forced to consider a lucrative Green Card Marriage that runs counter to his belief of marrying for love. But when an undocumented immigrant he secretly loves finds herself in financial need, he sacrifices even his own happiness for her sake. More than a love story, “Johnny Loves Dolores” is about a community struggling with the devastating effects of the recession, and how money has become a currency for love.


  • Directed by Clarissa de los Reyes, Philippines, 2011, 4:59 minutes. Silent film.
  • Left alone with the infant she cares for, a Filipino nanny attempts to relive motherhood.


EuroAsia Shorts 2018's Them: WomenWorldWide

The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2018 is WomenWorldWide. Women often face particular challenges to having their voices truly heard. More and more women are now telling stories as filmmakers, artistic creators, and as individuals, shaping the conversation and influencing how society as a whole understands and confronts the world's many challenges. This year's festival looks at the uniqueness and universality of women's experiences, contributions, and perspectives in all aspects of life. To all women, be they artists and family members, professionals and visionaries, everyday people and extraordinary heroines -- it's time the world paid attention.

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.

Important Information:

  • Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Doors open 20 minutes before the Screening.

  • Ticket holders should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film to guarantee seats.

  • No Late Seating, ticket holders may not be allowed to seat 20 minutes after posted showtime.

  • A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, printed tickets are not required.

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Mon, June 4, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain

2801 16th Street Northwest 

Washington, DC 20009 

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How to get there: The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).