A good laugh is a universal pastime and if the language of cinema is universal, then laughter is our common vocabulary.
Good guys vs. bad guys (or girls)... Will she escape?... Who done it?... The heist... Mystery... Suspense... Conspiracy... Betrayal. It's probably best to trust no one. This is edge-of-your-seat movie fun.
Co-presented with the Mayor's Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment
When an individual or group has experienced an injustice, filmmakers use their talents and craft to make us aware and call us to take action.
We want to thank the CrossCurrents Foundation for their support in helping to make this series possible.
The award jury consists of:
In 2021, The Impact Project extends Filmfest DC's virtual festival presentations, primarily of social justice films, to selected school classes in the DC Metro area in collaboration with Teaching for Change. Our initiatives for this year's Filmfest DC include: Free educational screenings and virtual filmmaker visits to school groups as well as presence on our web site of filmmaker introductions, extended recorded interviews and Q&A sessions, discussions/panels and other resources.
This project is conceived and directed by Linda Blackaby, Filmfest DC's senior programmer, and is supported by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.
Catalog cover by Alexis Thornlow
This year's Filmfest DC trailers were created by two very talented film students at George Mason University, Melissa Campbell and Damien Krzesinski. Our trailers will be screened prior to festival screenings. Please enjoy!
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