Virtual Bethesda Film Fest
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.
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: https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/selected-films
Those wishing to participate in the Discussion with the Filmmakers can register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4470609194653239824