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FotoWeekDC 2016 is around the corner. With over 100 exhibitions and events, it may be a daunting task to find exactly what you are looking for, so we will spend the next few days selecting some niche programming for you to check out.

Today: FotoFilm

Our budding film festival boasts over a dozen screenings and conversations with photographers and filmmakers.

November 12-20, 2016

FotoFilm is generously supported by Office of Cable Television, Film, Media & Entertaintment / 202Creates.

Nat Geo FotoFilms


Photo Credit: Jason Jacks from FotoFilms

Experience the breadth of National Geographic storytelling in a series of six short films by and about our explorers and photographers.

Bill Cunningham New York


Join Georgetown BID, Artist Proof Gallery and FotoDC for wine and a screening of Bill Cunningham New York.

Logan FotoTalk: In Lorton’s Darkroom, Screening & Conversation


In Lorton’s Darkroom tells the story of a group of inmates in the 1980’s who use a photography program and the cameras they are given to express their challenges, thoughts, and feelings while incarcerated in Lorton Correctional Facility in Washington, D.C.

“Don’t Blink” – Robert Frank Documentary

We will be hosting a free screening of the Robert Frank documentary, “Don’t Blink” directed by Laura Israel.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Using two retrospectives at LA’s Getty and LACMA museums as a backdrop, this definitive portrait profiles the controversial artist from early childhood, to his beginnings in NYC and his meteoric rise in the art world, to his untimely death in 1989.

Conflict: Screening & Rob Shore In Conversation With Nicole Tung & Robin Hammond

The world’s best conflict photographers take us behind the lens and into their lives. Witness their personal and professional battles to engage with, understand, handle, capture and present different forms of conflict in the hopes of making the world better.

Diary of A Journey: A Tribute To Inge Morath

In 2014, eight women photographers, all recipients of the Magnum Inge Morath award, embarked on a photographic road trip, retracing Morath’s journey along the Danube River and producing new work.

Ciné-Concert: Un chien Andalou (Remate In Performance) + L’Age d’or

Renowned Spanish instrumentalist Remate performs an original musical composition to accompany Un chien Andalou.

Political Nightmares Film Series: Fail Safe

Join New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot and movie critic Nell Minow for the Political Nightmares Film Series.

‘From The Study On Post-Pubescent Manhood’

Stacy Kranitz whom TIME magazine named 2015 INSTAGRAM Photographer of the year (@stacykranitz) brings us her film and will discuss it with Elizabeth Renstrom (VICE photo editor) immediately following the screening.

Until Until Until

Edgar Arceneaux’s first live work, Until, Until, Until…, investigates the infamous 1981 performance of Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration.

Spirits Of Rebellion, DC Premiere

SPIRITS OF REBELLION: BLACK CINEMA FROM UCLA documents a small group of critically acclaimed, but relatively unknown, black filmmakers who were named by historians as the Los Angeles Rebellion.

Contact High: The Stories Behind Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Photographs

Writer Vikki Tobak talks with two photographers who have played critical roles in shaping hip hop imagery and offer a rare glimpse into the creative process that went into the making of each photo.

We would like to thank our Festival Partners without whom this festival would not be possible.




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