The Alexandria Film Festival will run from Nov. 12-15 at 500 Alexandria Avenueis. This year the festival is in its 13th year as it continues to showcase up and coming faces in the film industry on a local scale. The website of the festival states, "The Alexandria Film Festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to the historic port city of Alexandria, Virginia". As per Mount Vernon Gazette, "In addition to Houston’s documentary, this year’s films touch on subjects such as love at first sight, mothers finding comfort in each other after a tragedy, deportation, and big brother’s watching eyes – they’re everywhere. This year, the Alexandria Film Festival and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra are partnering with combined expertise to produce a special blend of orchestral music and original film. The two organizations will commission five new films to be screened “live to picture” with American orchestral pieces performed by the orchestra."