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

2 special outdoor events on the big screen at The Wharf

$10.00 - Directions

  • 7 Days (USA) directed by Roshan Sethi: Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
  • We Are The Nobles (Mexico) directed by Gary Alazraki: Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 PM

Justice Matters

Our competitive section of new films celebrating activism and creative responses to injustice and to make the world a better place, the Justice Matters section features stories of people coming together to defend democracy, empower communities and to stand up and fight for their rights and the rights of others.

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

As a part of Filmfest DC’s commitment to encourage civic dialogue, the Impact Project works to facilitate connections between festival films and the broader DC community, especially those constituents who may not be the usual audience for a film festival. We do this by collaborating with producers of relevant festival films, providing access to community organizations and groups, and partnering with Teaching for Change to take films and filmmakers to DC school classes.

This project is directed by Linda Blackaby, Filmfest DC senior programmer and supported by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

Filmfest DC Catalog

Catalog cover by Alexis Thornlow
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Filmfest DC Trailers

This year's Filmfest DC trailers were created by three very talented film students at George Mason University: Alyssa Chandler, Paul Lee, and Elissa Padula. Our trailers will be screened prior to festival screenings. Enjoy.

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