Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented in Washington, D.C.
Registration Now Open!
Country Pairing Programs | Fri., June 4 - Fri., June 11, 2021
Festival Closing Program | Fri., June 11 - Fri., June 18, 2021
After a brief hiatus in 2020, EuroAsia Shorts is back with a new online streaming format and more incredible short films, available free to viewers across the United States, June 4 – 18. Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian as we celebrate 15 years of EAS in 2021! This year, our traditional country pairing programs will stream during the first week of EAS, and the closing program will stream during the following week. Film details and registration is now available -- to register, view each program via the menu above and follow the RSVP link. Each of the six programs required separate registration. For email updates and other cultural event news, join the e-mailing lists of any (or all!) of our partner organizations via the links below, and be sure to follow EAS on Facebook.
EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents a free annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented by embassies and cultural centers based in Washington, D.C. Every night includes a shorts program followed by cultural Q&A and discussion with experts. Several nights include special content or events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. The 2021 festival is fully online; typically, in-person screenings are held at unique embassy venues, a tradition we hope to resume in the future.
About the 2021 Theme: Together in Dreams
The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2021 is Together in Dreams. Humanity is united by our need for social connection—to be and stay together. And yet, amid a global pandemic, traditional togetherness has become a mere dream shared by millions around the world. Many of our aspirations—of achievements great and small, a better world, and connecting with people and places we love—have been put on hold, but still burn brightly in our hearts. This year's EuroAsia Shorts seeks to rekindle hope by exploring dual aspects of our lives that are now intertwined: our need for connection and our dreams for the future.
About the Festival
Now in its 15th year (2021), EuroAsia Shorts (originally the Asian-European Short Film Showcase) remains a collaboration between a small group of Washington, D.C. embassies and cultural centers. Since 2006, the festival has presented more than 280 short films, including many award-winning shorts making their U.S. debut. Each year a broad variety of films and styles are presented, connected by a single theme. With post-film cultural Q&A’s and discussions with experts each night, EuroAsia Shorts offers an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.
The festival expanded from 9 to 11 partner organizations in 2019, now representing an equal number of countries. Check out the links below for more on each partner organization and our many cultural programs beyond EAS. The festival was on hiatus in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and returns in 2021 in an online streaming format.
Partner Organizations / Countries
Registration is now open!
May 2021, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for all EAS 2021 events via the links above! Each of the six programs requires separate registration -- register for one or for all!
EAS 2021 Dates Announced, Registration Coming Soon
May 2021, Washington, D.C.
The five main country pairing programs for EAS 2021 will be streaming online June 4-11, and the closing program will be available June 11-18. Details and registration coming soon!
EuroAsia Shorts Resumes in 2021
April 2021, Washington, D.C.
Thanks for your continued interest in EuroAsia Shorts! EAS will resume in 2021 in an online format. Stay tuned for updates!