Filmfest DC Returns For Its 31st Year of International Cinema and Cultural Discovery

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Special focus this year on division and debate

Filmfest DC Returns For Its 31st Year of International Cinema and Cultural Discovery


80 Films    45 Countries  11 Days


Special Focus this Year on Division and Debate

April 20-30, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Take a spring break vacation and travel abroad without leaving DC! Filmfest DC is back for its 31st year in Washington, DC, bringing new and exciting international films to the community. Filmfest DC strives to bring films of current interest and debate to the culturally curious and diverse DC community.

This year, the festival will bring 80 films from 45 countries to show across 11 days for 1 exciting festival. The films span across a variety of categories, including World View (international), The Lighter Side (comedy), Trust No One (thrillers), Rhythms On & Off Screen (music and dance), Justice Matters (social justice), Shorts (international and women-produced) and a new feature: Division and Debate. Recognizing the current issues being discussed across the world, Filmfest DC will feature select films that discuss these themes. Numerous directors and filmmakers from many of these features will be present throughout the festival for questions and/or discussions.

Full schedule and program to be announced soon. Look for full schedule in the Friday, April 14 issue of the Washington Post.

What: 31st Annual Filmfest DC

When: April 20-30, 2017

Where: Landmark’s E Street Cinema and AMC Mazza Gallerie Theaters

Website: Additional information, including film summaries and Opening and Closing night events, will be available soon at

Social Twitter: @filmfestDC

Media: Facebook

Instagram: @filmfestdc

Hashtag: #filmfestdc

Event Information: Members of the public who have questions should call (202) 234-FILM or email [email protected]

Media: Members of the media who have questions or requests should contact Judith Rontal at [email protected]; w: (202) 695-8224, c: (734) 678-9056.