About the Alexandria Film Festival

The Festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to unique and historic venues throughout Alexandria, Virginia.

The festival is an intimate four-day celebration of film in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, located a few miles from Washington, DC. The Festival highlights the talents of local, national, and international filmmakers. Alexandria is home to film producers and enthusiasts, arts patrons, members of Congress and their staff, corporate executives, and other influential groups. The city attracts many visitors and residents of the Washington metropolitan area who value its arts and history community.

The Alexandria Film Festival aims to promote and support the artistry of filmmakers and provide an engaging experience for its audience.

Mission & Objective

A yearly tribute to cinema, the Alexandria Film Festival presents feature-length films, documentaries, animation, and shorts by emerging and established filmmakers to an engaged audience seeking new or rarely seen films.

The mission of the Alexandria Film Festival is to promote cinema as an important cultural and educational asset and market Alexandria as a dynamic venue for creating, exhibiting, and experiencing film.


Patti North: Chair

Katy Fike: Sponsorships

Colleen Flanagan: Social Media Marketing

Debbie Funk: Sponsorships

Karim Khodjibaev: Marketing/Programming

Maya Khodjibaeva: Marketing/Programming

Kate LaPierre: Programming/Production & Special Events

Margaret Wohler: VIP Relations/Traffic Manager

Jessica Rozek: Volunteer Coordinator

Dara Sanders: Marketing/Programming

Irwin Singer: Judging/Ticketing