Political film festival set for spring

Just in time for the Obama administration, a touch of Tinseltown will hit the nation’s capital when the first Politics on Film festival takes place this spring.

Seasoned Washington professionals from both sides of the aisle are organizing the effort, according to marketing materials obtained by ITK.

The festival is dedicated to a platform that tells stories of America’s politics. It will analyze feature films, documentaries and international movies not yet released in theaters. Political ads already shown publicly will be judged.

Former Capitol Hill staffers organizing the event include Lee Johnson, former chief of staff for the Senate Republican Conference, and Gayle Osterberg, former spokeswoman to ex-Senate Assistant Majority Leader Don Nickles (R-Okla.).

Philip Dufour, founder of an Arlington, Va.-based company that specializes in “creative, high-impact events,” is heavily involved. During the Clinton administration, Dufour served as social secretary to Vice President Al Gore.

The film festival will be publicly announced in early December.