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DCIFF pivots from Extensive to Intensive for 2021

DCIFF 2021, February 26 – March 7

Each year, we bring together passionate artists, filmmakers, critics, curators, and film enthusiasts for a celebration of independent filmmaking. The festival has never been a curated film festival, but this year we will pivot. DCIFF 2021 is:

FILMSCAPES, FUTURES AND FEELINGS

exploring: 1) science fiction/imaginative landscapes/creative presentations of reality and 2) emotionality – films stimulating emotions and reaction. 

We have chosen, for the moment, to not become an online film festival. Our new intensive format is 20-25 films in 10 days, and the high school film competition, in Washington, DC with streaming and live feed options as needed. Robust programming includes discussion, learning, emotion and celebration. Our thoughtful, stimulating programming will be with several iterations of small in-person screenings, breakout conversations with filmmakers, and expert-led discussions of each film’s content and form. 

We welcome submissions from filmmakers of all genres:

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN AT FILMFREEWAY