Filmmakers are welcome to begin film submissions of all genres for RIFE 2011

The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is back for its second year while continuing to bring great films created by amazing filmmakers to Washington, DC. A festival of emerging filmmakers, independent films and entertainment industry professionals.
June 3, 2011 - PRLog -- Washington, DC – June 3, 2011 - The 2nd Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) –-- “More than a festival,” ---- is an event created BY filmmakers FOR filmmakers which will take place October 22 – 23, 2011 at THEARC Theater in Washington, DC.  Last year’s festival attracted an array of films from Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Bolivia.  Spencer F. Johnson, MD, the CEO of Prince George’s County based Skyrocket Productions, LLC is the Founder and Executive Producer of the festival. Dr. Johnson’s mission is to provide an event which strives to present the best of truly independent films in a variety of categories from around the world. The festival environment is designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another and take part in Q&A’s after certain films, conducted by cutting edge members of the independent film community and entertainment professionals.

This two (2) day festival will be a celebration of emerging filmmakers and independent films.  Highlighting the talents of local, national and international filmmakers, RIFE offers a diverse program and fosters public awareness of independent cinema as a cultural and educational asset.  The RIFE aims to promote and support the artistry of independent cinema from emerging filmmakers of all genres.  The festival is seeking films that are engaging and innovative, reflecting a distinctive vision and independent spirit.  Sunday, October 23, 2011 there will be a DMV Film Showcase which will feature films created by DMV Filmmakers or filmed in the DC, MD, VA areas.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films for this fabulous festival.  One filmmaker will be awarded $500 for the Viewers’ Choice REEL Best Film Award and one filmmaker will be awarded $500 for the juried REEL Filmmaker to Watch Award and also there will be seven (7) filmmakers awarded REEL Recognition Awards.  The Reel Independent Film Festival & Extravaganza is more than a festival---it is a new kind of experience! This festival and extravaganza is open to the public.

A portion of the proceeds from the film festival will benefit A World Fit for Kids and Susan G Komen for Cure in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October.  

For more information and to submit films please visit or contact



DATE:      Saturday | October 22, 2011 | 10:00am – 10:00pm  &  Sunday | October 23, 2011 | 10:00am – 7:00pm

                   1901 Mississippi Ave SE
                   Washington, DC 20020


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Ciscovaras Pictures was started by Maryland native and D.C. area resident, Francis Abbey. Since 2004, Ciscovaras Pictures has collaborated with local filmmakers and actors to produce short and feature films. Among those films are the award-winning “Boxing Day”, made under the banner of Ten Sundays Productions, and the forthcoming 6 Nonsmokers. In addition, Ciscovaras Pictures seeks to unite the filmmaking community in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to create a true film community and industry in the Nation's Capital. Visit the Ciscovaras Pictures blog at


Officially opened in October 2005, The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC's Ward 8. THEARC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all.

In addition to THEARC Theater, a 365-seat community theater that is the only theater of any kind located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, THEARC includes a regulation size gymnasium, libraries, computer labs, classrooms, dance, music and visual arts studios, an art gallery, public playgrounds, gardens and other first-rate facilities.


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