All events at the US Navy Heritage Center (Archives Metro Station, Yellow & Green Lines) unless indicated
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29
5.30pm St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 619 10th St, Washington DC (one block from E Street Cinema)
Alumni Madrigal Singers from the National Cathedral & St.Alban’s Schools and St. John’s Church sing a selection of Morten Lauridsen’s work with the composer attending. Free Admittance
Landmark E Street Cinema
Shining Night: A Portrait of Morten Lauridsen 2012/78mins/Switzerland and USA/directed by Michael Stillwater.
Screened with Angels 2011/USA/11mins/directed by Zachary Kerschberg and Hide and Seek 3mins/Canada/directed by Aminder Dhaliwal)
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
9.00am – 1pm Independent Filmmaker Summit On The Hill Free Admittance
5.45pm – 6.45pm Reception by invitation/Music by Patrice Moerman
6.45pm – 9.15pm
Les Blank: Living With Film (a conversation with a documentary filmmaker extraordinaire and screening of new work plus selections from the classics)
Friday, March 2
Sworn To the Drum/Les Blank, The National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater, 14th St. & Constitution Ave, NW.
Zombie Walk – They’re called the “walking” dead for a reason, so join us as we lurch through the streets of Washington on DCIFF’s first ever zombie walk. Gather at the US Navy Heritage Center starting at 5 – walkers will leave promptly at 5:15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join us for Happy Hour 6-8pm/ Music by SolRose
Blood Red and Zombie White Wine Tasting (Sponsored by Vampire Vineyards) Reanimate yourself with a “Fright Flight” – 3 glasses for $15. Individual glasses and alternative beverages available.
The Big Bad 2011/78mins/ USA/directed by Bryan Enk, Zombie Bohemia 2012/USA/12mins/directed by Vincent Brando/World Premiere and Beneath 2011/16mins/USA/directed by Christopher Fernandez. Win prizes for Best Walking Dead and for Best Howl. Meet the directors of all three films and Shawn James, star of both “The Big Bad” and “Zombie Bohemia” as well as Jessi Gotti, writer, star and producer of “The Big Bad”.
Join us after the program for the Undead Afterparty at Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.
A rarely seen documentary by Les Blank – on a major rock star of the 70s, described by the Washington Post “The best film ever made on rock.” (1974/90 mins./USA) Q&A with Les Blank. No recording devices permitted.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Defining Beauty: Ms.Wheelchair America/2011/79mins/USA/directed by Alexis Ostrander
A rarely seen documentary by Les Blank – on a major rock star of the 70s, described by the Washington Post “The best film ever made on rock.” (1974/90 mins./USA) Q&A with Les Blank. No recording devices permitted. In the big theater at the US Navy Heritage Center.
12.30pm – 2:00pm
Masterclass with Documentary Filmmaker Extraordinaire, Les Blank
A chance to receive some pearls of wisdom and share a conversation about documentary techniques, documenting culture, filmmaking musical events, cameras and stylistic changes in documentary film. Les has not only directed over 35 films, but has also filmed noted documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock and Werner Herzog.
Shorts 1: Bench Seat 2011/19mins/USA/directed by Anna Mastro; Easy Street 2011/USA/24mins/directed by Russell Greene; Normal People (Ludzie Normalni) 2011/Poland/23mins/directed by Piotr Zlotorowicz; Shalom 2011/31mins /Israel/Directed by Lee Gilat
The Cutting Edge: Experimental and Animation: (Baby) It’s You! 3mins/USA/David Cowles, Jeremy Galante, Brad Pattullo; Drained 12mins/USA/directed by Nick Peterson; Kerplunk 9mins/Canada/directed by WeSee Inc., (used as the collective name for director); Death is in the Field 2011/11mins/Switzerland /directed by Patrick Chapette; Live Outside the Box 4.20mins/USA directed by Shu-Hsuan Lin; Places Other People Have Lived 7mins/ USA/directed by Laura Yilmaz; Still Life 2mins/UK/directed by Lloyd Handley; Tempest in A Bedroom 11mins/ France & USA/ directed by Laurence Arcadias, Juliette Marchand; So Whaddya Think? 2010/2mins.USA/directed by Sean and Debi Bradshaw; This is Not Real 7mins/UK/directed by Gergely Wootsch; The Game 2011/5mins/Poland/ directed by Marcin Janiec; Wiggle Room 8mins/USA/directed by Joe Schenkenberg
Documentaries/ the Impulse to Create and Connect: Hidden Books – The art of Kumi Korf 2011/29mins/USA/directed by Sam Hampton; Machine Man (Hombre Máquina) Spain/15mins/directed by Alfonso Moral and Roser Corella. Films are screened in our seminar and workshop room; On Your Mark, Get Set, Mow! 2012 / 60 mins / USA /directed by Mike Ratel
Join us for Happy Hour 6-7.30pm/ Music by The PicUp Kids
Blood Red and Zombie White Wine Tasting (Sponsored by the Australian Embassy and Shoefly Wines) Reanimate yourself with a “Fright Flight” – 3 glasses for $15. Individual glasses and alternative beverages available. Enjoy authentic Australian meat pies and sausage rolls with your purchase, compliments of The Australian Bakery & Pure Pasty. Music by Nu-Era
The Caretaker 2012/93mins/Australia/directed by Tom Conyers/world premiere with The Small Assassin 2011/16mins/USA/directed by Chris Charles. Evening’s program hosted by Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui. Meet Caretaker director Tom Conyers and producer Mark White, best known for his choreography in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4th
Patriot Guard Rider 2011/70mins/USA/directed by Ellen Frick
Docs In Progress from Kosovo: Screenings and discussions of documentary films from Kosovo confronting the legacy of the past. FREE.
Shorts 2: 108.1 FM Radio 2011/Italy/15mins/ directed by Giuseppe Capasso; Adrift (Deriva) 2010/18mins/ Spain/directed by Angel Tirado; Unmanned 2011/USA/22mins/directed by Casey Cooper Johnson; Baobab 2011/10.30mins/Sudan/directed by Amin Albahari; Error 0036 2011/Spain/12mins/directed by Raul Fernandez; Workers Leaving the Factory (Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik) 2011/ 10mins/Germany/directed by Anna Linke
Sixty in 60 60mins/USA/directed by Ronnie Cramer
Closing Night Reception (totally reasonable cash bar)/ Music by Janice B
Awards Ceremony: Jorge Saralegui brings us Hollywood for Independent Filmmakers: A Primer. Join us for a lively discussion and stories from fabled Hollywood-land. Free/First Come, First Served