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DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

This story comes to us from Courtney Mickalonis:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and District of Columbia Public Schools are proud to announce the 11th Annual DC Public Schools Citywide Student Art Exhibition at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The work of more than 300 students from 50 elementary, junior high and high schools will be displayed until May 30 in the baggage claim level of Reagan National’s Terminal B/C. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Celebration of Artistic Expressions.”

 

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

This story comes to us from Christina Miller:

FotoDC and the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced the winners of the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest on Wednesday. The contest, which drew over 2,200 submissions from 696 local photographers, provided rich competition for the judges in three categories: landscape, people, and festivities.

 

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Washington, D.C. Muslim Film Festival Emphasizes the Young Muslim Generation

This community event comes to us from Hassan Naveed:

Washington, D.C.-The Muslim Film Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from April 19th to 27th, 2011. The festival is organized by the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur.

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.