Tis' the Season for the Independent Film Festival
The Washington, DC Independent Film Festival is coming up from March 3 to 13, showcasing 100 feature, short, animation and documentary films by local and national filmmakers.
“Each entry in this year’s festival illustrates how individuals and the medium of film may be more powerful now than ever before,” said DCIFF founder and executive director Carol Bidault. “The technologies that are transforming all our lives provide everyone with a platform. Our filmmakers are using their platforms to make powerful statements and, in turn, make a difference.”
Special guests this year include Eduardo Sanchez (co-director and writer of The Blair Witch Project), actor Harry Shearer (This is Spinal Tap, The Simpsons), and cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, The Shooting). Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to participate in workshops and seminars run by industry professionals, as well as a special music festival.
The Annual Washington, DC Independent Music Festival will run in tandem with the film festival to provide nightly gospel, hip-hop and open mike performances.
Want to go? When: March 3 – 13, 2011 Where: Navy Memorial Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Cost: Opening Night Film & Reception: $25 Closing Night Film & Reception: $25 Tickets to film sessions : $10/$7 student and seniors Tickets to seminars: $25 per seminar.