Announcing our 2016 Feature Films

Thrilled to announce the Feature Films screening at DCIFF 2016

Details and screening times coming soon. Keep checking back in this week as we continue to announce all the 2016 DCIFF Finalists.


AMERICAN BRED (USA/2016/109mins.) World Premiere
Directed by Justin Chambers
Lead Cast: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr.
In present day Detroit, the influence of organized crime has diminished. One of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which holds them together.

BACK TO THE NORTH (China/2015/120mins.) US Premiere
Directed by Liu Hao,
Lead Cast: Nan Sheng, Su Yijuan
A young textile factory worker is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Concerned that her parents will become a ‘lost family’ after her death, she takes action.

LET’S RAP (Canada/2015/104mins.)
Directed by Neil Huber
Lead Cast: Rachel Wilson, Brendan Gall, Randal Edwards
A hapless brother and sister with a gift for pop-culture infused banter embark on an ill-conceived quest to get their own talk show, encountering romance and sabotage along the way.

LIKE A CAST SHADOW (Sybille) (Germany/2015/87mins.) East Coast Premiere
Directed by Michael Krummenacher
Lead Cast: Anne Ratte-Polle, Thomas Loibl, Dennis Kamitz
Sibylle witnesses the suicide of a woman her age. Devastated, something inside of her has been set in motion that seems to endanger everything which she has defined herself by.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK (USA/2015/94mins.) DC Premiere
Directed by Paul Sapiano
Lead Cast: Dominique Purdy, Sheila Tejada, John Mead
Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living, but is offered a job driving a Hollywood tour bus. Will he ever get to the interview? A serious comedy about the police hassle this young black man faces while driving.

FOOLS (USA/2015/87mins.) DC Premiere
Directed by Benjamin Meyer
Lead Cast: Mary Cross, Michael Szeles
Two strangers brush hands on a train and move in together days later, fabricating the history of their love as they go along.

HAZE (USA/2015/106 mins.) DC Premiere
Directed by David Burkman
Lead Cast: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O’Shea, Kristin Rogers and Sophia Medley
A college freshman’s desire to join the best fraternity is compromised when his brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. HAZE is a dark, raw look into a secret world of intoxication, ritual savagery, and into the hearts of two young men, each driven by a need for acceptance and brotherhood.

INTERNET JUNKIE (Mexico, Argentina, Israel/2015/92mins.) US Premiere
Directed by Alexander Katzowicz
People live asphyxiated in front of their computers, unable to live with the people that surround them, trying to find a pinch of love in the fantasy of the net. Outside the virtual world, they do not exist.

NEPTUNE (USA/2015/101mins.) DC Premiere
Directed by Derek Kimball
Raised in a church by the island’s insular priest, Hannah has led a sheltered life. The sudden disappearance of a classmate challenges her dictated, narrow stream of experience and the discovery of a wider world begins.

ONE SMART FELLOW (USA/2015/44mins.) DC Premiere
Directed by Timothy Busfield and Tommy Lohmann
Lead Cast: Belle Shouse, Laura Innes, Timothy Busfield, and Melissa Gilbert
The stupidest man decides to pick the most beautiful day to do the stupidest thing.

TRAIN STATION (Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, UAE, UK, USA /2015 / 97mins.)
East Coast Premiere
Directed by: Xavier Agudo, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Leroux Botha, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Therese Cayaba, David Cerqueiro, Diane Cheklich, Violetta D’Agata, Felix Alexander Dausend, Hesam Dehghani Giovanni Esposito, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Tony Pietra Adam Ruszkowski, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Wilson Stiner, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida, Bruno Zakarewicz, John Versical – A Collabfeature Production
When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.

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