Announcing the 2014 DCIFF Documentary Finalists

The DCIFF (DC Independent Film Festival) is selecting the best of hundreds of submissions for the 2014 event. I am happy to serve as a one of the volunteers that make this happen and bring great independent production to the DC community. Check out their listings of the Feature Films and Documentaries on deck for screening. Important scheduling and ticket information at the site is constantly updated. You can follow the blog or hookup to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. DCIFF will also be convening its unique Summit on Capitol Hill drilling down into the world of Film Art Crowd Funding and coming legislation. Filmmakers and the public have an opportunity to “upload” their inputs on Crowd Funding  in person to legislators and experts. See you there.
Russ Imrie, January 1, 2014


Documentary Features


Directed by Reuben Atlas
Netherlands & USA / 2013 / 86mins
The eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness. Now grown, they must decide whether their fathers’ principles really are their own.


Directed by Penny Vozniak
Australia / 2012 / 85mins (not in competition)
In 2008, Hollywood’s prodigal daughter, Jennifer Lynch, traveled to India to direct Hisss: a creature-feature film about the vengeful snake Goddess Nagin. But things go wrong very quickly. Perhaps there is a good reason why Hollywood and Bollywood have never blended like this before.


Directed by Amy Finkel
USA / 2013 / 80mins

An exploration of the dimensions of grief people experience over the…

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