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Filmmakers from Across the Globe Head to DC for Reel Independent Film Extravaganza
Groundbreaking films to be featured at DC-based film festival
The 4th Annual RIFE event will feature films from Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Israel, and the US and will cover the full scope of genres, including coming of age, human rights, neo-noir, sci-fi, and silent.
Opening the event will be a meet and greet at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 11, which will be followed by the screening of two films that are receiving great attention throughout the film festival circuit. “The New Public” is a film chronicling the challenging and emotional four-year journey of the first students, parents, and teachers involved with a new, arts-focused public high school in Brooklyn, NY. The film will be making its television broadcast premiere on the PBS/World Channel series, “America Reframed”. In addition, “Vital Voices: HawaAbdi”, is a moving animated film about Somalia’s first female gynecologist ytnmn who has been responsible for the care of over 90,000 people since the collapse of the Somali government. .
Many of last year’s winning films went on to experience significant success on the indie film festival circuit, including “Theresa is a Mother (http://theresaisamother.com)”, “Invisible Men (http://www.theinvisiblemenfilm.com)”, and “The Three Way (http://www.thethreewaymovie.com/
“We couldn’t be happier with the films that we will be featuring at this year’s event,” says RIFE Co-Founder Spencer Johnson. “In just four years, we have been able to reach filmmakers who come from every continent around the world, and that is really gratifying.”
This year’s RIFE event also attracted sponsors. Both Whole Foods and Vita Coco signed on to show their support.
For tickets to the event, visit https://rife2013.eventbrite.com/
For more information about the 2013 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, please visit the RIFE website (http://www.reelindependentfilm.com/