FilmFest DC Opens Tonight!

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The Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) kicks off today and over the next ten days will screen a bevy of international films from around the world.

Now celebrating it’s 27th year, the festival continues its commitment of presenting the best new cinema from around the world as well as entertaining and provoke movie lovers in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Most films presented in the festival are Washington, DC premieres and provide an excellent opportunity to see award-winning cinema and meet internationally renowned directors who will attend the festival to present and discuss their work.

Among its program of more than 80 features, documentaries, comedies and shorts, the District’s oldest and largest film festival will highlight Trust No One: Espionage and Thrillers and The Lighter Side, a series of international comedies. Confirmed for opening night is Underground: The Julian Assange Story (Australia). Also highlighted are Midnight’s Children (Canada), based on the award winning Salman Rushdie novel, the Oscar nominated Kon Tiki (Norway) and the new Paradise trilogy by controversial Austrian Director, Ulrich Seidl.

Under the direction of Festival Director and Founder, Tony Gittens, FilmFest DC runs from April 11 – 21, 2013, and will take place at multiple venues around the DC-area. For more information on the films and the festival schedule, please visit: