EuroAsia Shorts 2022: Ten countries. Six programs. One medium.

By Editorial Team on June 13, 2022

Thu, 09 June 2022 - Fri, 17 June 2022

Courtesy of EuroAsia Shorts.

Celebrating 16 years of short films from Asia, Europe, and the United States, presented in Washington, D.C. and online in the United States

June 9 – 16, 2022 | Pairing Programs (Online & In-person at various venues)

Fri. June 17, 2022 | Closing Program (In Person at Embassy of Italy)  

Following an online-only festival in 2021, EuroAsia Shorts is back with a new mixed format for 2022, including both online and in-person screening events at embassies and cultural centers, available free in Washington, D.C. and online across the United States, June 9 – 17. Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian as we celebrate 16 years of EAS in 2022!

This year, the traditional EAS country pairing programs will take place over the first seven days, June 9 – 16, some streaming online and others in person in Washington, D.C. The traditional closing program returns in-person on the final day, Friday, June 17. All six programs are tied together by the 2022 festival theme, The Art of Life, and include post-film discussions and complementary receptions for some in-person programs.

Among other highlights, the Austria-Indonesia pairing program on June 15 will include a discussion with Austrian filmmaker Béla Baptiste, director of Angst, screening that day.

Each pairing program represents a cultural dialogue, showcasing 30 minutes of films from each of two countries – one Asian and one European – followed by a wide-ranging discussion with guest speakers from culture and film. The sixth, final EAS program, as always, features one film from every represented country plus the United States, and a final discussion of the overall festival and theme. All films are presented with original audio and English subtitles (as needed).

All EAS 2022 programs are free to view and require advance registration with limited ticket quantities. Online programs are limited to viewing in the United States. Complete information is at

About the Theme: The Art of Life  

The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2022 is The Art of Life. Life, like progress, definitely does not proceed in a straight line. The never-ending challenge of balancing, enjoying, and dealing with life is an art form, both universal and futile in our attempts to master it. There is no perfect path, partner, or recipe, and yet we seek and celebrate them in life just the same, against all odds and no matter the hardship. This year’s EuroAsia Shorts is about the inseparability of the good, the bad, and the ugly in life, and how every life lived well can be its own masterpiece.

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About the Festival  

Now in its 16th year (2022), 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 300 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 2022 festival represents 10 countries. Check out the links below for more on each partner organization and our many cultural programs beyond EAS.

Partner Organizations   

  • Alliance Française de Washington
  • Austrian Cultural Forum Washington
  • Cultural Office, Embassy of Spain
  • DC Shorts Film Festival
  • Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Italian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Italy
  • Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
  • Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
  • The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (Oman) New partner for 2022!

Brief Schedule 

All films are subtitled in English, unless otherwise noted. Free reservations are required via Registrants will be sent instructions on how to access or attend their screening programs, each of which may vary. Online programs will be available only during the designated streaming period. Film lineup is subject to change, and will be updated on the official website. Most in-person programs include a light reception at the end.

Pairing Programs | June 9 – 16

  • France & Japan | Streaming Online 
    • Available to view June 9-16
  • Italy & Oman | In-person  
    • Monday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.
    • Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (1100 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036)  
  • South Korea & Spain | In-person  
    • Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.
    • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009)
  • Austria & Indonesia | In-person  
    • Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Embassy of Austria (3524 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008)
  • Germany & South Korea | In-person  
    • Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Goethe-Institut Washington (1377 R St. NW, Ste. 300 Washington, DC 20009)

Closing Program | June 17

  • All Countries + USA | In-person  
    • Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m.
    • Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008)