Filmfest DC Celebrates 30 Years of Bringing International Films to DC

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The Dressmaker with Kate Winslet, entry from Australia

Film lovers, movie-goers, and global culture enthusiasts – get ready to celebrate the Washington, DC International Film Festival’s (Filmfest DC) 30th Anniversary!

As the first, largest and only international film festival in the nation’s capital, Filmfest DC has continuously met its commitment to bring new, diverse and entertaining films to Washington residents and visitors. 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, the festival 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. Representing the festival’s commitment to help bring 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.

Make sure to check which of the #filmfestdc theaters are showing your favorites.

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Take Metro Red Line to Friendship Heights. $2 for 3 hours or $5 for 5 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Street parking available.

Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW
(entrance is on E St between 10th and 11th St)
Take Metro Red, Orange, or Blue Line to Metro Center. 3 hours of reduced-rate parking available in adjacent garage with validation. Monday – Friday after 6:00 PM and anytime on weekends.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
4th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Take Metro Green or Yellow Line to National Archives/Navy Memorial.

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