Immigration FilmFest – October 22-25, DC, MD, and VA

Immigration Film Fest LogoThursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25

The second annual Greater Washington Immigration FilmFest  will showcase the movies in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. UU churches and congregations are sponsoring the screenings, as well as local colleges and embassies.

Feature-length films and shorts from around the world will tell stories of immigrants, refugees and the impact of mass migrations.

Some 15 dramatic features, documentaries, plus a dozen shorts include several premieres and other films new to local audiences. They frame the human capacity for endurance and compassion as well as prejudice and malevolence. Discussions with filmmakers, journalists and experts will engage with audiences following the films.

Ticketing information ($4-6) and further details at

The Festival has also launched a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo. The funds will be matched by a grant from UUA. See the brief presentation and help the Immigration Film Festival meet its goal (and collect matching funds from the UUA Fund for Social Responsibility). 


Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 — Special Events at UDC Oct. 25
DC Buen Día, (Guten Tag) Ramón
Goethe Institut Theater
6:30PM  ~~ Trailer
Unlikely Heroes
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
6:30PM  ~~ TrailerOn the Bride’s Side (Io Sto Con La Sposa)
Washington Ethical Society
7:30PM  ~~ Trailer
Lessons of Basketball & War DREAMers Among Us
UDC Theater of the Arts
1:30PM  ~~ Trailer(Lessons)  ~~  Trailer(Dreamers)Dream: An American Story
UDC Theater of the Arts
7PM  ~~ Trailer
Shorts Pack a Punch
Washington Ethical Society
6:30PM  ~~  See the trailers on EventBrite
MD Culture Clash & No Sanctuary
Silver Spring Civic Center
7:30PM  ~~ Trailer  ~~ Trailer
Limited Partnership & Please Attach Proof
Cafritz Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring / Takoma Park Campus
7PM  ~~ TrailerUnderwater Dreams
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
7:30PM  ~~ Trailer

October 25 — MD Events

Buen Día, (Guten Tag) Ramón
Old Greenbelt Theater
12AM  ~~ Trailer

I Learn America
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
4:30PM  ~~ Trailer

Climate Refugees
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
7PM  ~~ Trailer

120 Days
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
7PM  ~~ Trailer





Oct. 23

October 25 — VA Events


VA Harvest of Empire
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
7PM  ~~ TrailerBest Short Films
School of Public and International Affairs
7PM  ~~  trailers on EventBrite
The List
Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church
5PM  ~~ TrailerFood Chains
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
7PM  ~~ TrailerDocumented
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax
7:30PM  ~~ Trailer


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