The Washington, DC International Film Festival

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For nearly 3 decades the Washington, DC International Film Festival has celebrated not only the love of film, but also its love for the lively and diverse city it calls home. As the oldest and largest film festival in our nation's capital, Filmfest DC has a storied history of bringing the best and most exciting cinema to film lovers of all kinds.

"It's all about access… it's about giving everybody a fair chance, not only in how we pick films, but the whole idea of exposing people to cultures that they may not know about, and that they may really want to know about. If we didn't do it–or an organization like ours–people would not have access to these films. Even with scores of other festivals now, the vast majority of what we show, no one else is showing, for whatever reason. And we were the first. We showed that people in DC are interested in films other than Hollywood films, and are willing to go out and see them."Tony Gittens, Festival Director and founder

The Filmfest DC 2014 program represents finalists from over 30 countries and offers up over 80 features, documentaries, and shorts. Our comedies, dramas, love stories, and adventures work together to create the global panorama of amazing stories and ideas that transport, engage, and inspire our 25,000+ attendees each year.

For full schedule, films, locations, and tickets, visit or call the Filmfest DC Hotline: 202-274-5782


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Date Founded: 1987

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Phone: 202-274-5782

Washington, DC, US

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