27th Annual Washington, D.C., International Film Festival
For people who love movies

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good movies make the world a better place. Although it's a little more than 100 years old, cinema has become one of the most popular and pervasive forms of communication ever invented. Over the past year, we have scoured the globe to seek out the best new cinema to bring home to you.

This year, we have added a little edge to the festival's programming:

  • We will open with the American premiere of Underground, a new dramatic feature about the formative teenage years of controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
  • Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy is very adult and audacious; one of the films has been condemned as "blasphemous" by the Italian press.
  • Midnight's Children is based on a novel by defiant author Salman Rushdie.
  • Laurence Anyways, by Canada's Xavier Dolan, brings a new kind of love story to the screen.

All of these films are part of today's global cinema culture.

The Lighter Side, Justice Matters, and Global Rhythms, all popular Filmfest DC sections, have returned again this year, alongside Trust No One: Espionage, Crime, and Thrillers,a new section investigating international misdeeds and promises to be edge-of-your-seat movie fun.

For more information, visit FilmFestDC.org.