This write-up is from our new sometimes-correspondent, Danielle Lopez Lezama. Thanks go out to DCIFF for inviting the blog out to their kick-off party.
The DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF), touted as the oldest independent film festival in the District, has a slightly-belated start this week! Snowquester bumped the kick off day to March 7th, and the festival runs through March 11th. So what can you expect from DCIFF? Great feature films, shorts (some animated and/or experimental), & documentaries, showcasing a range of genres. There’s also seminars, panels, & master-classes for those aspiring filmmakers among us.
I was able to pre-screen a few films & I have to say the quality looks top notch. I want to give particular praise to Towing for expressing so much in such a short period of time. DCIFF is also hosting the world premiere of Meth Head, starring Lukas Haas. There are some other, less geographically exciting [World/US/East Coast/DC] premieres of various other narrative feature films as well.
Most events/screenings (unless otherwise indicated) will be held at the US Naval Heritage Center at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, accessible via the Archives metro station on the Yellow/Green lines.