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A new film festival is coming to D.C. this month. 

The DC/DOX film festival will take place June 15-18 in downtown D.C. with screenings and panels for film buffs of all kinds. 

The festival will host the D.C. premieres of 10 new LGBTQ documentaries accompanied by talks from more than 100 filmmakers and subjects. 

DC/DOX is taking over a spot in the D.C. film festival scene that was left empty when AFI Docs merged with Los Angeles-based AFI Fest. Sky Sitney, DC/DOX’s co-founder, saw a need for a new D.C.-based film festival, which became the inspiration for DC/DOX.

“What’s interesting about the festival is we’re not taking up brand new space that’s never existed before and inserting ourselves into an already crowded festival landscape,” Sitney said. “What we’re doing is we’re filling a genuine void of something that used to be there and isn’t.”

Sitney said that while the DC/DOX team didn’t set out to have a specific number of LGBTQ films on the festival’s roster, many of the LGBTQ films were chosen simply because of how meaningful they were.

“We didn’t set out with an agenda of ‘we must have a certain quota of films representing different things’ and I love that,” Sitney said. “I feel like the films that are in the lineup that represent queer stories truly came organically, because these were the most compelling and most exceptional films in the season.”

LGBTQ films premiering at the festival include “Kokomo City”, “Queendom”, “The Dads”, “MnM”, “Breaking the News”, “It’s Only Life After All”, “Will You Look at Me” and “How To Carry Water.” Screenings will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center, Cafritz Hall or Eaton Cinema.

Attendees can purchase tickets to individual screenings or passes to the whole festival. Panels and networking events are free to attend but reserving tickets is recommended.

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