2018 Winners

2018 Winners

Awards: Each film receives a cash prize and etched, hand-made, fused glass award by Patti North:

  • Best of Fest: “Hunting Lands” by Edwin Stevens ($300)

  • Joe Cantwell Prize for Best Documentary: “American Relapse” by Pat McGee ($250)

  • Special Jury Prize: “I Wrote This For You” by Jason Zavaleta, Matt Stoner, Brennan Keel Cook ($200)

  • Regional Award: “Warpath: The Road To States” by Clark Vandergrift ($100)

  • Audience Award: “The Makeover” by Sarah Park and Jane Pittman ($100)

Alexandria Film Festival Announces 2018 Schedule

Alexandria Film Festival Announces 2018 Schedule

Alexandria -- The 12th Annual Alexandria Film Festival brings more than 70 films to delight, entertain, and inform area film enthusiasts November 8-11. 

The celebration begins Thursday, Nov. 8 with a free program of six short films, screening outdoors at Waterfront Park in Old Town.  The Free Flowing Musical Experience will kick things off at 6:30 p.m., with the shorts beginning at 7 p.m. There will be free popcorn for the first 100 guests.

2015 Film Schedule Announced

2015 Film Schedule Announced

OCTOBER 22, 2015 – The Alexandria Film Festival today announced its 62 featured films for the ninth annual festival, to be held November 5-8, 2015 at AMC Hoffman 22 Theatre and Beatley Central Library in Alexandria, Virginia. The festival opens Thursday, November 5, 2015 with the Alexandria premiere of MERCY STREET, PBS’s new civil war drama historically based in Alexandria, Virginia. The festival will host a Q&A with MERCY STREET stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Phinney), Hannah James (Emma Green), Tara Summers (Anne Hastings), and executive producers David W. Zucker and Lisa Wolfinger. Local Alexandria producer and Alexandria Film Festival award winning filmmaker Joe Cantwell will moderate a Q&A following the screening.

Alexandria Film Festival To Host Alexandria Premiere of PBS’s New Civil War Drama MERCY STREET

Alexandria Film Festival To Host Alexandria Premiere of PBS’s New Civil War Drama MERCY STREET

ALEXANDRIA, VA, OCTOBER 5, 2015 – The Alexandria Film Festival and Visit Alexandria will host the Alexandria premiere of PBS’s new civil war drama, MERCY STREET to kick off the ninth annual film festival in Alexandria, Virginia. The private screening will happen the opening night of the festival on November 5. The Alexandria Film Festival runs November 5-8, 2015 at AMC Hoffman 22 Theatre and Beatley Central Library.

Read the full press release HERE.

Alexandria Film Festival Announces 2015 Call For Entries

Alexandria Film Festival Announces 2015 Call For Entries

ALEXANDRIA, VA, JUNE 4, 2015 -- Known for bringing enriching short and feature length films of all genres, filmmaker panels and arts presentations to this historic and unique city, the Alexandria Film Festival is a yearly celebration of film. AFF presents emerging and established, local and international filmmakers to engaged audiences from Alexandria and the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area…