DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
March 4th – March 8th / Check Website for Schedule
Since 1999, DCIFF has been nurturing filmmakers and their films, and keeping the indie spirit alive in our nation’s capitol. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and docs on every subject from every country w/ every budget and subject imaginable. As a competitive festival, all films are DC premieres and many are U.S. and world premieres. Through screenings, seminars, workshops and discussions w/the US Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide.
FIRST FRIDAYS @ HILLYER
Friday, March 6, 2020 / 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Hillyer Gallery / 9 Hillyer Court, NW
Join us at Hillyer every first Friday of the month during First Friday Dupont Art Walk! IA&A at Hillyer is International Arts & Artists’ contemporary art center based at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Committed to serving the public and supporting artists at all stages of their careers, Hillyer presents a series of exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Founded in 2006, Hillyer continues to provide significant support to both local and international artists, as well as presenting programs that reach a broad audience and create a platform for dialogue.
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
March 12th – March 22nd / Check Website For Schedule
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993, our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film. Each March in Washington, D.C., we host the largest environmental film festival in the world, presenting 100+ films to audiences of more than 20,000. Collaborating with over 110 partners, including museums, embassies, universities, and theaters, the Festival is one of the leading annual cultural events in Washington, D.C., winning the 2017 DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries.
THE ART OF THE GATHERING
Thursday, March 19, 2020 / 6:30 PM / Hamiltonian Gallery / 1353 U Street, NW
Think Artist Talk minus the PowerPoint, the hierarchy, the rows of chairs… add craft beer. Curtis Miller is sharing his trains of thought, so hop on. In conjunction with his final solo exhibition at the gallery, Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce an evening of beer, snacks, and discussion with Baltimore-based artist, Curtis Miller. Combining the atmosphere of a beer release and a Jeffersonian dinner, we will share some of Miller’s favorite craft beers and discuss the broad but surprisingly interconnected topics of beer, painting, and social media in 2020. The evening will begin with a brief introduction to the current exhibition by the artist who will then lead the group in a casual but directed evening of discussion while sharing samplings of his favorite craft beers.
Saturday, March 21st / 5:00 PM / Brentwood Art Exchange / 3901 Rhode Island Ave / Brentwood, MD 20722
Brentwood Arts Exchange first opened on March 19, 2009 with a group exhibition comprised of the talented artists of the Gateway Arts District. In the span of a decade, those artists have evolved into giants of the greater Maryland arts community, The Gateway Arts District has national recognition and Brentwood Arts Exchange has become the anchor and an institution for this influential collective. In celebration of this milestone, we have decided to move forward instead of look back by exhibiting a fresh group of artists in the district who are redefining and trailblazing upon the foundation of which they now belong. Please join us as we move into the future!