Ahead of Iowa's Feb. 1st Caucuses, the Define American Film Festival will provide voters and the media with diverse perspectives about immigration and American identity.

Through a selection of six feature-length narrative and documentary films, audience-goers will get an entertaining and informative look at the immigrant experience across a range of cultures. Screenings will be followed by panel discussions featuring filmmakers, actors and experts.

Tickets are free, but limited. All guests must RSVP.


Thursday, January 21st
Friday, January 22nd
Saturday, January 23rd



At the conclusion of the Define American Film Festival, attendees, media members, and candidates are invited to an informal reception at Sticks (Located at 3631 SW 61st Street in Des Moines, Iowa) on January 23rd from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

Click here to RSVP for the reception.


"A film is an empathy machine," says Hollywood filmmaker Chris Weitz, whose Oscar-nominated film, "A Better Life," will open the inaugural Define American Film Festival.