Founded in 2009, by a black female filmmaker that initially wanted to create a space for like-minded creatives to screen their projects and network, soon evolved into the DMV International Film Festival. DMVIFF's mission is to sustainably develop, unite, discover and enrich the cinema
talents in and of the DC, MD, VA, and Internationally. In addition, DMVIFF includes
the entire community area offering residents unique participation for inclusiveness.

Providing organized information and resources related to cinema, motion pictures,
emerging technologies in order to enrich and support talents by bringing them every
possible advantage including potential emerging opportunities in technology, media,
transportation, community, and more.

DMVIFF is dedicated to unifying the talents, communities, emerging opportunities, and resources of motion picture creatives in or of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Foreign Filmmakers.