Representing cinema from over 30 countries, the 11-day Filmfest DC showcases a wide range of extraordinary new films from around the world. The festival’s geographical focus for this year is Eastern Europe and Japan. Each year, the festival hosts over 35 guest film directors and stars. There are discussions with directors, movie premieres, cine cafes, panels, workshops, Q&A sessions after the screenings, and free programs for children and senior citizens. Be sure to check out the opening night gala, where there will be live music, dancing, food, and champagne, as well as the closing night party for an impressive 1,000 guests.