Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on April 11, 2009 at 3:36 am
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FilmFest DC – The Film Festival of the Nation’s Capital

Last year, over 25,000 film buffs, film lovers, and film critics attended Filmfest DCWashington, DC’s International Film Festival.

Movie Clap BoardIn its 20-plus years, the festival has introduced Washington, DC film-goers to over a thousand international films from close to 60 countries.

This year, the 11-day festival will delight audiences with more than 100 feature films, animation, documentaries, family and children’s programs, short subject films and special programs from around the globe.

There are also two special highlights of the fest, New Japanese Cinema, featuring six films from Japanese filmmakers, and Eastern Europe Now, presenting films from Bulgaria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

The fest also hosts film directors, actors, movie stars and celebrities, as well as discussion panels and workshops on films and filmmaking, with question-and-answer sessions after some of the screenings with directors, writers and professional critics.

Here’s the Filmfest’s list of films and locations.

Filmfest DC – The Washington, DC International Film Festival

Festival Venues – (all in Washington, DC)

  • Avalon Theatre – 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW
  • Landmark’s E Street Cinema – 555 11th Street NW
  • Regal Cinemas Gallery Place – 701 7th St., NW
  • National Gallery of Art – East Building Auditorium, 4th St. & Constitution Ave., NW.
  • Goethe-Institut Washington – 812 Seventh Street, NW
  • Harman Center for the Arts – 610 F Street, NW
  • Borders Books – 1801 K Street, NW
  • Embassy of Canada – 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Embassy of France – 4101 Reservoir Road, NW

DC Felmfest 2007 - director's roundtableDates and Times – April 16-26, 2009. Screening times vary by film and theater.

Tickets – Most films are $10.00, and tickets are available by calling 1-800-955-5566, (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm daily), online or at theater box offices.

Festival Info - Call 202-628-FILM.

Images – FlickrDirector’s roundtable, clap board

 

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