2015 Schedule

Ticketing is available via individual film pages and directly at Brown Paper Tickets (except: high school film competition tickets are only available at the door and Southeast67 tickets are via PayPal). Full Festival Passes are available here. Some tickets are held at the door for all screenings unless the screening has sold out. Extra screenings are added as and when possible.  Tickets range from $5 to $25 depending on the event

All venues with maps are listed HERE

All seminars and masterclasses held Saturday Feb. 28th & Sunday, March 1st listed HERE

Wednesday February 25

10:00am-1:00pm:  On the Hill Summit: Lights! Drone! Action! Cannon Building, Room 122,  7 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003 / free admission

5:30-8:00pm:  In An Ideal World (USA/2015/83mins./ documentary/world premiere) director Noel Schwerin attending. Followed by a panel discussion/Naval Heritage Center

7:00-8:00pm: Reception w/music (included in tickets for Omo Child screening)

8:00-10:30pm: Omo Child: The River and The Bush  (USA and Ethiopia/2015/89 mins./documentary/world premiere) directed by John Rowe, director and Lale Labuko in attendance. Screens with We Got Your Back (Sweden/2014/3:20mins.) directed by Viktor Hertz./ Naval Heritage Center

Thursday February 26

6:00-8:00pm: The Secret Life of Uri Geller – Psychic Spy? (UK/2013/90mins./documentary), director Vikram Jayanti attending (not in competition)/Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University/Presented in partnership with the GWU Documentary Center.

8:00-10:30pm: The Other Barrio  (USA/2015/91mins/east coast premiere) directed by Dante Betteo. Producer, director and writer in attendance. Screens with First Metro  (France/2014/6mins.) directed by Hugo P. Thomas/Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University/Presented in partnership with the GWU Documentary Center..

Friday February 27

2:00pm: Snowblind (USA/2009/90mins) directed by Vikram Jayanti (not in competition)/Martin Luther King Public Library (Great Hall)/free admission

7:30-9:30pm: Southeast67  (USA/2015/71mins/world premiere) directed by Betsy Cox. Director and stars attending/Miracle Theater (Barracks Row) .

6:00-8:00pm: Happy Hour with the filmmakers – open to all (Beer & wine $5)/ Naval Heritage Center

7:00-8:00pm: Snake River: a fully immersive 360 degree virtual reality film: screening, demonstration and discussion with director Emilio Ruprah/ Naval Heritage Center/ $5 at the door only.

7:10-9:20pm: Wildlike  (USA/2014/104mins./DC Premiere ) directed by Frank Hall Green/ Director attending. Screens with Starlight (USA/2014/3:51mins.) directed by Marisa Tontaveetong, Shir Wen Sun, Tamarind King and Yu Ueda./ Naval Heritage Center

9:20-11:30pm: House of Manson (USA/2014/106mins) directed  by Brandon Slagle, East Coast Premiere /Naval Heritage Center

8:00-10:30pm: Somewhat Edgy Mix : Sweetheart (Germany/2014/26mins.)  directed by Miguel Angelo Pate; Purgatory Lounge (USA/2014/11:02mins.) directed by Aaron Martinez; Thicker Than Water (South Korea/2014/13:45mins.)  directed by Seung Yeob Lee;  The Chain (USA/2014/47mins.)  directed by Noël Dow Barlow/Naval Heritage Center – Presidents Room

Saturday, February 28

Throughout the day: Yoga at the MoviesVirtual Reality Film demonstrations and festival refreshments. Please note the festival spans two venues within one block’s walking distance all day long Saturday, February 28.

12:15-3:15pm:  High school film competition and reception/ District Architecture Center (Admission $5 at the door)

12:10-2:00pm:  Sunnier Side Up Shorts Program:    Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story (Canada/2014/15:58mins.) directed by Matthew Kowalchuk,  Birthday Boy (USA/2014/8:32mins.)  directed by Josef Lorenzo;  Bowes Academy (15m, U S A/2014/15mins.) directed by Greg Emetaz,  Call Me Cappy (18m, U S A, 2014) directed by Maja Holzinger, We Know (9m, U S A/2014) directed by Seandor Szeles and Olaf Steel,  D. Asian (USA/2014/9:30mins.) directed by Sarah Smith/Naval Heritage Center

2:00-4:30pm:  Le Semeur (The Sower) (Canada/2013/77mins) directed by Julie Perron; screens with Gasper & Son (USA/2015/32mins) Directed by Hannah Jayanti, Jen G. Pywell and Miguel A. Rodriguez/ Naval Heritage Center

2:00-4:00pm: The Other Barrio (USA/2015/91mins/east coast premiere) directed by Dante Betteo. Producer, director and writer in attendance. Neighborhood screening at Bloombars, 3222 11th St NW | Washington, DC | 20010

3:15-5:15pm: Genre Bending in B&W:  The David Whiting Story (USA/2014/88mins.) directed by Walter Reuben; Controversies (Canada/2014/17mins) directed by Ryan Mckenna; Francesca  directed by Gaena de Sylva (Canada/2014/4mins)/District Architecture Center

4:30-7:15pm:  Food For Thought Shorts Program Advent (UK/2014/15.28) Directed by Mahalia Belo, Enhanced (USA/ 2014/16:30) Directed by Jeremy David White, My Love is Real (USA/2014/18mins.) Directed by Russell Simon.  Rabbit (Australia/2014/15mins.) Directed by Matthew Richards.  Sunflowers (Malaysia/2014/34mins.) Directed by Shio Chuan Quek;  Schnee in Rio (The Way You Die) (2014/Germany/25mins.)/ Naval Heritage Center

5:15-8:00pm:  Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) (India/2014/124mins/East Coast Premiere). Director Bauddhayan Mukherji attending/District Architecture Center

6:30-7:20pm:  Cash Bar Reception for Sally Pacholok. World Premiere Screening  (Beer & Wine $5)/Naval Heritage Center. Reception Sponsored by Whole Foods.

7:20-9:20pm:   Sally Pacholok (USA/2015/82mins/world premiere) directed by Elissa Leonard. Director, cast and crew attending/ Naval Heritage Center This screening has sold out / a second screening has been added on March 1st, 11am.

8:00-10:00pm:   James Ellroy’s Feast of Death (USA/2002/90mins.) directed by Vikram Jayanti (not in competition)/District Architecture Center

8:00-10:30pm:     Somewhat Edgy Mix:  Sweetheart (Germany/2014/26mins.) directed by Miguel Angelo Pate; Purgatory Lounge (USA/2014/11:02mins.) directed by Aaron Martinez; Thicker Than Water (South Korea/2014/13:45mins.)  directed by Seung Yeob Lee;  The Chain (USA/2014/47mins.) directed by Noël Dow Barlow/Presidents Room, Naval Heritage Center

8:30-9:20pm: Reception by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in honor of the World Premiere of film Littekins and attending director Martin Beek.

9:20-11:30pm: Littekens (Scars) (Netherlands/2013/105mins/world premiere) directed by Martin Beek,  screens with  The Art Police (USA/2015/11:42) Directed by Jonah Zeiger and Kimberly Harwood/ Naval Heritage Center

Sunday March 1

Throughout the day: Yoga at the Movies, Virtual Reality Film demonstrations and festival refreshments.

11:00am-12:30pm:   Sally Pacholok (USA/2015/82mins) director Elissa Leonard attending/ Naval Heritage Center

12:30-2:40pm:  Amazing Animation: Bar (USA/2014 /01:44) directed by Jon Hartman; Bear Story (Chile/2014/10:14mins.) directed by Gabriel Osorio Varga, Between Times (Netherlands & USA/2014/14.20mins.) directed by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata,  Humble Pie (USA/2014/3:27mins.) directed by Cynthia Hoga, La Valigia (The Suitcase) (Italy/2014/14:51mins.) directed by Pier Paolo Paganelli, Mirror in Mind (South Korea/2014/2mins.) directed by Seunghee Kim. Paper World (Poland/2013/6:42mins.) directed by Wojciech Ostrycharz. Re-Place  (Germany/2013/1:00 min.) directed by Sven Winszus. Run Crab Run!  (USA/ 2014/6mins.) directed by Wei Lu, The Lady With Flower Hair (Iran/2013/11mins.) directed by Sarah Tabibzadeh, White Out (USA/2014/5:34mins.) directed by Cable Hardin, Without a Doubt (U S A/2014/6mins.) directed by Gerald Guthrie/ Naval Heritage Center

1:45-2:40pm:    Craft Brew Beer Tastings from Adroit Theory, The Brew Gentlemen, Backshore, Forge Brew Works and Full Tilt Brewing along with food from the Pretzel Bakery. In the lobby (included in ticket for screening of Blood, Sweat and Beer)/Naval Heritage Center.

2:40-4:30pm:    Blood, Sweat and Beer (USA/2015/70mins/documentary/world premiere) Directors Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin attending/Naval Heritage Center

3:30-4:30pm: Reception in honor of Three Windows and a Hanging with producer Shkumbin Istrefi in attendance courtesy of Steel Plate Restaurant/Naval Heritage Center.

4:30-6:40pm:   Three Windows and a Hanging (Kosovo/2014/93mins./US Premiere)  directed by Isa Qosja. Producer attending/Naval Heritage Center.

6:40-9:15pm:   Eye of the Hurricane (Ireland and USA/2015/95mins/documentary/world premiere)
directed by Steven Flynn accompanied but a performance by singer/songwriter David Wilcox/ Screens with Six Crystals: Conversations with Angels (USA/2015/11mins.) directed by Natalie Johnson./Naval Heritage Center

9:15-11:00pm: Closing Night Party and Awards. Sponsored by Austin Grill & Tequila Bar.