This year, the Alexandria Film Festival will celebrate the work of independent filmmakers. Both free and ticketed screenings will be held along the Alexandria Waterfront, at the Beatley Central Library, and the AMC Hoffman Theater 22.

If you're looking for something cultural to do this week, check out the schedule of events for the Alexandria Film Festival. Kick off the festival with free waterfront screenings of six new short films at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. There is no charge for the opening event, and there will be free popcorn for the first 100 visitors. Waterfront Park is open to the elements, so plan accordingly! At the very least, you will need to pack a picnic blanket to sit on or camp chairs. 

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WHEN: November 8-11, 2018 | Times vary, see the schedule of events
WHERE: Waterfront Park -- 1A Prince Street in Alexandria, VA (opening ceremony only) | Beatley Central Library -- 5005 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA | AMC Hoffman Theater 22 -- 206 Swamp Fox Road in Alexandria, VA
COST: varies, see the event ticketing page

For budding filmmakers, some of the AMC Hoffman screenings will feature Q&A panels and special guests. Make sure to buy your tickets beforehand to ensure a spot! 

Are you heading to the Alexandria Film Festival? Is there a particular film you're really excited to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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