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Virtual Bethesda Film Fest

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

A link to view the films is available here, and those wishing to participate in the Discussion with the Filmmakers can register here. 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.

Dial-In Information

The selected films are available to view here:

It is free to view the films and attend the Filmmaker Q&A Discussion but you must register in order to receive the Dicussion webinar link:


Friday, April 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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