FilmFest DC ’16 | Festival Preview

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The largest film and only international festival in the Nation’s Capitol, Filmfest DC, celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary when it kicks off next week.

Filmfest DC has continuously met its commitment to bring new, diverse and entertaining films to Washington residents and visitors for three decades. With a history spanning from 1987, Filmfest DC has grown alongside an audience that values and appreciates quality, entertaining movies from around the globe.

This year, FilmFest DC will bring 75 films from 35 countries to show on 6 screens across 11 days during 1 exciting festival. Films span across a variety of sections, including World View (international dramas), The Lighter Side (comedies), Trust No One (thrillers and espionage), Rhythm On & Off Screen (music and dance), Justice Matters (social justice), Shorts (international and women-directed) and Cine Cubano.

CINE CUBANO | CIRCLE AWARD | FIRST FEATURE | JUSTICE MATTERS
THE LIGHTER SIDE | RHYTHMS ON AND OFF THE SCREENTRUST NO ONE


Representing the festival’s commitment to provide insight to timely issues, Cine Cubano will showcase three films focused on life in today’s Cuba. Numerous directors and filmmakers will be present throughout the festival for questions and/or discussions.

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The festival will kick off with the Opening Night Celebration, sponsored by the Embassy of Australia, on April 14, featuring the 13-time AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards nominee, The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet.

You can also follow the festival on social media @filmfestDC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, don’t forget to let your friends follow your journey at the festival by using the hashtag #filmfestDC.

For information on how to purchase tickets, you can use one of three options, either by visiting FilmFestDC.org, contact them at 202-234-FILM (3456) or via email at filmfestdc@filmfestdc.org.

Check out the festival trailer below:

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