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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

$10.00 - Directions

  • Streaker (Switzerland) directed by Peter Luisi
    Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 PM
  • Thelma (USA) directed by Josh Margolin
    Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM

Due to inclement weather, Streaker has been moved to Sunday, April 28. All tickets for Saturday will be honored or email your refund request to

Justice Matters

Films celebrating activism & creative responses to injustice

We thank the CrossCurrents Foundation for making this series possible.

Impact Project

As a part of Filmfest DC's commitment to encourage civic dialogue, the Impact Project facilitates connections between festival films, filmmakers, and the broader DC community, especially those constituents who may not be the usual audience for a film festival. We collaborate 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.

The project is directed by Linda Blackaby, Filmfest DC Senior Programmer, and is supported by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

Filmfest DC Catalog

Download the 20-page catalog

Catalog cover by Alexis Thornlow
Look for the 2024 Filmfest DC catalog in the Washington Post on Friday, April 12

Filmfest DC Trailers

This year's Filmfest DC trailers were created by three very talented film students at George Mason University: Khubab Hassan, Paul Lee, and Aidan Xavier Moriarty. Our trailers will be screened prior to festival screenings. Enjoy.

Be a part of the movie buzz

Join the Washington, DC Film Society! Enjoy advance preview film screenings, discounts to Filmfest DC, and many more benefits. Go to for more information.

Filmfest DC on TV

The festival is partnering with Washington's popular Public Television stations. Tune in to WETA and WHUT for exciting films by some of our city's talented local filmmakers.

WETA IS THE OFFICIAL TELEVISION STATION OF FILMFEST DC. It is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation's capital. WETA Metro will screen the 2023 selection of MetroShorts films that will entertain as well as inform you.

This program will take place on April 13

WHUT is the public television station of Howard University. It provides quality programming that is relevant and informative. WHUT will screen two of the 2024 DC4Reel films: Freedom Hair and Hope of Escape.

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