ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Film Festival, a regional showcase of independent films from around the world, has been extended for 15 days, the festival’s executive committee has announced. The 15-day extension is a nod to the festival’s 15th anniversary.
Originally scheduled from November 11 to 25, the festival takes place in a virtual format. Viewers can watch the films online at their convenience during the festival period. Viewers have until midnight December 10 to start watching the movies.
“We heard from our festival pass and ticket holders that additional time would allow them to see more films and participate in the audience rewards process,” said Patti North, Executive Director of the Festival du Alexandria film. “We think extending the festival is a great way to recognize and thank our audience for their support of the festival and the arts in Alexandria for 15 years.”
The festival presents 40 films from around the world before they arrive in theaters, streamed or on television. Viewers can expect showcases, short films, feature films, comedies, animation, documentaries, Q&A with filmmakers and more. The event generally attracts participants from Alexandria and the greater region. Movie buffs can purchase an all-festival pass for $ 75 or individual showcases for $ 15.
The Alexandria Film Festival also presents a number of awards. The audience’s price is determined by the audience’s vote for their favorite movie. The other awards – Best of Fest, Special Jury, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Regional Film – are awarded by the Executive Committee of the Alexandria Film Festival.