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A Touch of Hollywood in Lorton

The 5th annual Clifton Film Fest premiers July 20.

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Photo courtesy of James Cullum

The top films will be shown to the public under the stars.

The 5th anniversary of the Clifton Film Fest—Fairfax County’s first and only celebration of independent film—will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Lorton Road.

The festival showcases original films made by students and independent filmmakers.

"This year we have Uncle Fred's BBQ smoke shack, shaved ice and ice cream, and live music from Pearl and the Beard,” said Dani Weinberg, founder and director of the popular festival.

“We also will have a new and improved VIP room for the filmmakers to have snacks, mingle and be interviewed on the red carpet. Along with the fantastic original films this year it should be an amazing fifth anniversary."

The festival includes creative and thought-provoking independent dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation.

The top films will be shown to the public under the stars. The award ceremony will take place after the student category during intermission and the 19-plus category films will be shown at the closing of the festival.

For tickets and information, visit: www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/clifton-film-festival-0 or go to cliftonfilmfest.com.