The Lighter Side

Bye Bye Mr. Etxebeste!

International Comedies

A good laugh is a universal pastime and if the language of cinema is universal, then laughter is our common vocabulary.

Trust No One

Beasts Clawing at Straws

Espionage, Crime, and Thrillers

Good guys vs. bad guys (or girls)... Will she escape?... Who done it?... The heist... Mystery... Suspense... Conspiracy... Betrayal. It's probably best to trust no one. This is edge-of-your-seat movie fun.

Global Rhythms: On The Record


Films on International Music

The collaboration of music and film often serves to illuminate both art forms.

Arabian Sights


The latest from and about the Arab world

  • 1982 (Lebanon, USA, Norway, Qatar) directed by Oualid Mouaness
  • Between Heaven and Earth (Palestine, Iceland, Luxembourg) directed by Najwa Najjar
  • Noura's Dream (Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar) directed by Hinde Boujemaa
  • A Son (Tunisia, France, Lebanon) directed by Mehdi M. Barsaoui
  • This is Not a Movie (Canada, Germany) directed by Yung Chang

Justice Matters

When an individual or group has experienced an injustice, filmmakers use their talents and craft to make us aware and call us to take action.

We want to thank the CrossCurrents Foundation for their support in helping to make this series possible.

Films selected for this year's Justice Matters series include:

The award jury consists of:

  • Mokhless Al-Hariri: President, Georgetown Design Group, Inc.
  • Jennifer Johnson, Esq.
  • Conrad Martin: Executive Director, Stewart R. Mott Foundation and Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government

Filmfest DC Catalog Cover

Catalog cover by Alexis Thornlow

Filmfest DC Trailers

This year's Filmfest DC trailers were created by two very talented film students at George Mason University, Faith McKane and Nathan Ridings. Our trailers will be screened prior to festival screenings. Please enjoy!

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