The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza Is Back For Its Third Year And A Great New Location

Filmmakers are welcome to begin film submissions of all genres for the 2012 RIFE @ West End Cinemas in the M St Georgetown sector of Washington, DC for the entire week of October 12 - 18, 2012.
April 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Washington, DC – The 3rd Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) –-- “More than a festival,” ---- is an event created BY filmmakers FOR filmmakers which takes place October 12 – 18, 2012 at West End Cinemas in the M St Georgetown sector of Washington, DC.  Last year’s festival tripled in attendance and provided the audience with an array of films from all over the globe.  “I’m eager moving into our third year with the second year being such a huge success.  The amount of talent and support has been overwhelming, this year will even surpass last year,” says Spencer F. Johnson, MD, the CEO of Prince George’s County based Skyrocket Productions, LLC and Founder & 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’s environment is designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another and showcase their talent.  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.

This week long festival will be a celebration of emerging filmmakers and independent films.  Highlighting the talents of local, national and international filmmakers, 2012 RIFE at West End Cinemas 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.  Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films for this fabulous festival.

Sunday, October 14, 2012 RIFE will present its 2012 RIFE Awards Brunch, the brunch will honor the filmmakers in a fabulous atmosphere while attendees network and enjoy a great meal before heading to West End Cinemas for a day of films.  Thursday, October 18 RIFE will feature its 2012 RIFE Closing Film, there will also be a DMV Film Showcase which will feature films created by DMV Filmmakers or filmed in the DC, MD, VA areas.

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:      Friday  |  October 12, 2012 – Thursday  |  October 18, 2012

LOCATION:   West End Cinemas  |  2301 M St NW  |  Washington, DC  20037

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