Virtual Bethesda Film Fest

April 16, 2021 to @ 07:00 PM - April 16, 2021
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Additional Information

Phone: 301-215-6660 ext 142
Name: Brenna O’Malley
Ages: 18+


Description: The 9th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature seven short documentaries made by local filmmakers in a virtual festival. The seven selected films, including two by young filmmakers, will be available to view online for free leading up to a discussion with the filmmakers on Friday, April 16 at 7pm. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and supported by Leslie & Bruce Lane.               

Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

The films selected for the festival include:

  • A Mirror of the Earth – Film by Isabelle Carbonell, Rockville, MD
  • The Good Candidate – Film by Dan Byrnes, Matt Collin, Aaron Evans, Pablo Henrich, Walk Hull, Stephanie Hydal and Emiliano Lopez, Washington, D.C.
  • Lipstick and Leather – Film by Amy Oden, Baltimore, MD
  • Squeegee – Film by Khalid Ali, Baltimore, MD
  • West Virginia – Covid and Hunger Collide – Film by Brian Boenau, Fairfax Station, VA

Films by high school filmmakers:

  • Shi Fu Paul – Film by Pearl Sweeney, Timonium, MD
  • You Think You Know Me – Film by Mikayah Lee, Washington, D.C.

Viewing the films and attending the discussion on April 16, 2021 are free. The filmmaker Q&A will be moderated by Erica Ginsberg, co-founder of Docs In Progress.

A link to view the films is available here:

Those wishing to participate in the Discussion with the Filmmakers can register here: