Picture 13Hailed by Washingtonpost.com as the “Sundance of the east coast,” this award-winning film festival is the place to be for all the film lovers out there. Showcasing more than 100 feature, short, animation, and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers, this festival is an indie film paradise. Many of these films have even won awards at the Academy Awards, Sundance, Toronto and Cannes.

At each program, participants can view a range of films, each of which is followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers and executives. The festival also offers a Music Festival, Master Classes, Seminars and Workshops conducted by industry professionals. The festival also presents the “Independent Summit on the Hill” on the first day, where filmmakers and policymakers discuss the state of the industry on Capitol Hill.