April 2016
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Arabian Sights: October 21–30, 2016

75 films • 45 countries • 6 screens • 11 days • 1 festival

FFDC30 Celebrates 30 Years of Great Movies: April 14-24

Filmfest DC celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new lineup of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best cinema from around the globe.

This year's highlights include: Thrillers (Trust No One), Comedies (The Lighter Side), Social Justice films (Justice Matters), Films from Cuba (Cine Cubano), Films on Music with live pre-screening performances (Rhythms On and Off the Screen).

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And The Winners Are...

Audience Award

  • Best Feature: The Idol directed by Hany Abu-Assad (UK, Palestine, Qatar, Netherlands, UAE)
  • Best Documentary: Our Last Tango directed by German Kral (Argentina)

The Idol

Our Last Tango


Circle Award

  • Winner: Viva directed by Paddy Breathnach (Ireland, Cuba)
  • Special Jury Award: 3000 Nights directed by Mai Masri (Palestine, France, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Lebanon)

First Feature Award

  • Magallanes directed by Salvador del Solar (Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Spain)

Justice Matters Award

  • Ixcanul directed by Jayro Bustamante (France, Guatemala)



Paths of the Soul

Signis Award

Shorts Award

  • Winner: Nkosi Coiffure directed by Frederike Migom (Belgium)
  • Honorable Mention: Wifey Redux directed by Robert McKeon (Ireland)

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