DC Labor FilmFest
Labor FilmFest Ad Deadline Extended to March
There's still time to get your ad in for this year's DC Labor FilmFest program book! The deadline for sponsoring this year’s DC Labor FilmFest has been extended, due to snow-day delays. Reserve your space by next Friday, March 14, and guarantee placement in the 2014 DC Labor FilmFest program book. Show your support for the FilmFest by placing an ad in the popular program book: click here to download and complete the 2014 ratesheet and fax it to us at 202-974-8152! Any questions, just call FilmFest Director Chris Garlock at 202-974-8153 or email email@example.com
PLUS: In addition to space in the popular FilmFest Program Guide, FilmFest sponsors receive free FilmFest passes at no additional cost.
Celebrate Workers' Culture
The 14th annual DC Labor FilmFest – scheduled for May and June 2014 -- will anchor a month-long labor cultural, film and arts festival in May. Scheduled thus far are an art exhibition on painter Ralph Fassanella (left) at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, a screening of the 1936 Mexican film masterpiece Redes, accompanied by a live performance of the film’s score by the PostClassical Ensemble (members of AFM 161-710), a labor poetry event at Busboys and Poets, and labor history tours, in addition to more than a dozen Labor FilmFest screenings (see below for draft schedule). DC LaborFest organizers welcome the participation of other labor-themed cultural activities; email firstname.lastname@example.org with details. The DC festival of labor culture joins LaborFests around the world, including in San Francisco, Tokyo, Osaka, Buenos Aires, Argentina, El Alto, Bolivia, Capetown, South Africa, Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey. “The need to build local, national and international solidarity is critical for labor to face the challenges it faces on all fronts,” says DC Labor FilmFest Co-Chair Jos Williams. “LaborFests help bring our struggles together in art, film, music and poetry.”
"Art sometimes allows us a vantage point to see those sparks around us. And art can certainly bring alive the struggles of the past. By witnessing the stories of those struggles, we can learn from them. We can imagine similar transformations today..." said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaking in October 2012 at the opening of the DC Labor Film Festival in October 2012. Read Trumka's introduction to "We Are Wisconsin" or watch video of the intro above. Video shot/edited by Steve Zeltzer.
Help organize the 2014 DC Labor FilmFest! Email email@example.com and we’ll get you plugged in.
AFSCME, Fire Fighters 36, NNU, Painters District Council 51
More DC Labor FilmFest Resources
Labor FILMS Database
A searchable database of over one thousand labor-themed films, this database also hosts information about other labor film festivals from around the world. Is something missing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Click here to view the complete selection of films previously featured at the DC Labor FilmFest from 2001 through 2012!