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And the Winners are . . . !

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The Eighth Annual Alexandria Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, Nov. 9, with 62 films screened at AMC Hoffman 22 Theater andBeatley Central Library and 43 filmmakers on hand to take questions from the audience. And the winners are:

Best of Fest – “23 Segundos” Francisco Bello, Executive Producer; Felix Romero, Producer (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Special Jury Award – “The Ballad of Holland Island House,” Director Lynn Tomlinson (Owings Mills, MD)

Audience Award – “Coming Back to the Hoop,” Director Jane Pittman (Alexandria, VA)

Best Foreign Language – “Mouna Vizhiththuligal” (Silent Tears), Director Ilango Ramanathan (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Congratulations to all of these amazing artists. It was an honor to screen your films.

Thank you to our sponsors who make the Alexandria Film Festival possible:

Mom’s Organic Market, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Alexandria Hyundai, Bell Del Ray Apartments, McEnearney Associates, Spring Hill Suites Marriott, Burke and Herbert Bank, Wilson Grand Communications and AMC Hoffman 22 Theater.

Download the PDF of the Program

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Eighth Annual Alexandria Film Festival Arriving Nov. 7-9

ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL COMING TO AMC HOFFMAN 22 THEATER AND BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY Nov. 7-9

Oct. 26 – The Eighth Annual Alexandria Film Festival returns with its biggest and best program yet! AMC Hoffman Theater 22 will be the site of all ticketed events, with Beatley Central Library again offering free programming to the public.

Our eighth festival is better than ever! We will screen more than 60 films on three screens, with more than 30 filmmakers on hand to take questions from the audience, who will come from as far away as Sri Lanka and as close as the Washington Metropolitan area.

Films from Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, India, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uruguay and the U.K. are among the international offerings.

Nov. 7 will kick off the festival with all day programming at Beatley Library. Ticketed events at AMC Hoffman will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and continue through Sunday, Nov. 9, and conclude with an awards ceremony and closing reception.

This year’s programming includes “An Exploration of Art and Mind” on Saturday at Hoffman, that will feature “Alive Inside” which won the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. On hand to take questions from the audience will be producer Kate McDougal. This program will also feature commentary by Linda Maguire, neuroscientist and medical musician.

Several short films will round out the theme, concluding with “Tango Your Life” and an interactive demonstration of tango dancing. This programming was made possible by a grant from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.

MOM’s Organic Market is sponsoring our “Sustainability Showcase” beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hoffman. Films include: “Drill, Spill, Repeat,” “From Grain to Growler” about Virginia’s burgeoning craft beer industry. “The Ballad of Holland Hill House,” is a short film about the Chesapeake Bay that employs a unique technique combining claymation, painting and original soundtrack by filmmaker Lynn Tomlinson who will also appear.

Individual program tickets will be available on line, beginning 10/30 for $12, with an all festival pass available for $35. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15, with all festival pass available for $40.

There is ample free parking available at both locations and AMC Hoffman 22 can be accessed via metro at the Eisenhower Avenue station.