Third Annual Alexandria Film Festival Features Local and International Artists

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September 22, 2009

Third Annual Alexandria Film Festival Features Local and International Artists

News Highlights

  • Film Festival kicks off with free party at Torpedo Factory Art Center on September 24
  • Event includes comedies, foreign films, intriguing documentaries, discussions with filmmakers and a silent film with live organ accompaniment.

More Information

The third annual Alexandria Film Festival, scheduled for Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27, features a diverse program of short and feature-length films, including narratives, animation, documentaries, and entries by student filmmakers from the City of Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan region. Films will be shown at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., directly across the street from the King Street Metro station.

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 24 with “Contrasts,” a black-and-white extravaganza at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Contrasts” is a free party that includes music, refreshments, open artists’ studios, and an array of “silent” films projected simultaneously throughout the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The public is invited to attend and to dress in black and white.
The Festival continues Friday, September 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. For a complete schedule of film showings, including film narratives, visit

Festival passes can be purchased in advance for $25, or are available for $35 at the Festival. One-day passes are also available, and cost $10 in advance or $15 at the Festival. To purchase passes, or for more information, visit or call the Durant Center at 703.746.5560.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Anne Colton of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5565 or e-mail

For media inquiries, contact Alisa Carrel, Director, Office of the Arts, at 703.746.5590 or e-mail