The Lighter Side

International Comedies

A good laugh is a universal pastime and if the language of cinema is universal, then laughter is our common vocabulary.

Trust No One

Espionage, Crime, and Thrillers

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.

Arabian Sights

The latest from and about the Arab world


From the vibrant creative community of the DC Metro area filmmakers

Co-presented with the Mayor's Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment

Sunset Cinema at The Wharf

A special outdoor event on the big screen at The Wharf

Featuring the British comedy Love Type D
June 12 at 7:30 PM - Directions to the Wharf

Justice Matters

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:

  • Jennifer Johnson, Esq.
  • Conrad Martin: Executive Director, Stewart R. Mott Foundation and Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government
  • Karen Thomas: Producer/Director Film Odyssey

Impact Project

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.

Filmfest DC Catalog Cover

Catalog cover by Alexis Thornlow

Download the 8-page catalog

Filmfest DC Trailers

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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