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Washington West Film Festival

Washington West Film Festival Anchored in the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s sophisticated technology and wine region, the Washington West Film Festival invites filmmakers, film lovers, industry professionals, and the media alike to experience a breathtaking autumn in and around one of the most influential places on earth.

From historic Pennsylvania Avenue to the idyllic vineyards of Northern Virginia, Washington West is set to screen the very best films that filmmakers have to offer.

“Story can change the world” is Washington West’s mantra. Selected films - with their diverse genres and themes - are the medium from which our audiences are invited to enter the world of story themselves. This is accomplished when 1

From historic Pennsylvania Avenue to the idyllic vineyards of Northern Virginia, Washington West is set to screen the very best films that filmmakers have to offer.

“Story can change the world” is Washington West’s mantra. Selected films - with their diverse genres and themes - are the medium from which our audiences are invited to enter the world of story themselves. This is accomplished when 1

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Happy Memorial Day, from our Washington West Family to yours.
05/30/2022

Happy Memorial Day, from our Washington West Family to yours.

Our late deadline for submissions is coming up on 5/31. Be sure to get in your films now — we can’t wait to screen them!
05/27/2022

Our late deadline for submissions is coming up on 5/31. Be sure to get in your films now — we can’t wait to screen them!

On Geek Pride day, we’re excited to look back on the geeks we’ve loved from our favorite shows and movies. Share in the ...
05/25/2022

On Geek Pride day, we’re excited to look back on the geeks we’ve loved from our favorite shows and movies. Share in the comments below some of yours!

Today, we’d like to highlight and thank one of our exciting venues for our festival: The Tysons Showplace ICON Theatre! ...
05/16/2022

Today, we’d like to highlight and thank one of our exciting venues for our festival: The Tysons Showplace ICON Theatre! Featuring ICONX 4k Laser projected pictures, this movie-going destination is spectacular for those who want to celebrate film in its most exciting format.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Washington West family mamas! And to all the magical kinds of mother’s we’ve grown to love...
05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Washington West family mamas! And to all the magical kinds of mother’s we’ve grown to love on TV and in the movies…

Save the date TODAY for this year’s festival, October 13-17, 2022. We’re only 6 months out, woo hoo!
04/29/2022

Save the date TODAY for this year’s festival, October 13-17, 2022. We’re only 6 months out, woo hoo!

What are you waiting for?! Submit your film to WWest today before our regular deadline on 4/30! #filmfreeway #dmvfilm #c...
04/26/2022

What are you waiting for?! Submit your film to WWest today before our regular deadline on 4/30! #filmfreeway #dmvfilm #cantwaittowatch

Happy Sibling Day! Here are some classic films about powerhouse sibling duos: http://ow.ly/F9P750IA7Nv What are some of ...
04/10/2022

Happy Sibling Day! Here are some classic films about powerhouse sibling duos: http://ow.ly/F9P750IA7Nv What are some of your fav sibling movies? #siblingday #siblingpower

Love movies? Love giving back to your community? Love the mission to use storytelling for social good? Learn more about ...
03/14/2022

Love movies? Love giving back to your community? Love the mission to use storytelling for social good? Learn more about membership at Washington West today by reaching out to [email protected]!

You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN
02/25/2022

You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN

You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN
02/25/2022

You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN

Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by empowering and celebrating black voices and stories. Check out some great programming he...
02/07/2022

Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by empowering and celebrating black voices and stories. Check out some great programming here: http://ow.ly/WIHA50HKTaC

Happy Groundhog's Day from Washington West! Winter, Spring and everything in between, we love celebrating the classics :...
02/02/2022

Happy Groundhog's Day from Washington West! Winter, Spring and everything in between, we love celebrating the classics :) #billmurray #90sthrowback #originalscreenplay

We're looking for awesome, film-loving interns to be part of our 2022 season -- reach out to interns@wwfilmfest.com for ...
01/20/2022

We're looking for awesome, film-loving interns to be part of our 2022 season -- reach out to [email protected] for more info! #filmstudents #filmlife #storycanchangetheworld

Wishing you all a wonderful 2022! Washington West is officially OPEN for SUBMISSIONS...we invite you to send us your fil...
01/03/2022

Wishing you all a wonderful 2022! Washington West is officially OPEN for SUBMISSIONS...we invite you to send us your films today via @FilmFreeway! 📽️🎉🍿
http://ow.ly/PJjX50HmfOi

For our 10th year we were pleased to add the beautiful ShowPlace ICON at Tysons to our venues! Icon is redefining how mo...
10/27/2021

For our 10th year we were pleased to add the beautiful ShowPlace ICON at Tysons to our venues!
Icon is redefining how movies should be watched, and we are so glad to partner with them in #year10.
@showplaceicontysons #wwfilmfest

The Washington West Film Festival final film, The Blackest Battle screened to rave reviews at the Reston Community Cente...
10/26/2021

The Washington West Film Festival final film, The Blackest Battle screened to rave reviews at the Reston Community Center. In partnership with the #RCC and @theateralliancedc, the director @raymondocaldwell and digital producer @ookellayyy joined us for a Q&A afterwards.

#dctheatre #theateralliancedc #tablackestbattle #wwfilmfestival #blackartmatters

What's the Craic?! Last time I went to Ireland I heard it for the first time. It means What's going on? It's a moment of...
10/25/2021

What's the Craic?! Last time I went to Ireland I heard it for the first time. It means What's going on? It's a moment of news, stories, and gossip. We celebrated the Craic at OUR OWN VERSION of story time. With celebrated guests and filmmakers at the helm of the story!

Washington West is excited to partner with The Children's Inn at NIH, a Place Like Home for seriously ill children and t...
10/25/2021

Washington West is excited to partner with The Children's Inn at NIH, a Place Like Home for seriously ill children and their families seeking their last best hope for a cure at the National Institutes of Health.
@thechildrensinn #wwfilmfest #nih #ChildrensInn #inn2025
https://childrensinn.org

Come check out The Blackest Battle, written by DC theater artist @psalmayene24 and performed by @theateralliancedc at 7:...
10/24/2021

Come check out The Blackest Battle, written by DC theater artist @psalmayene24 and performed by @theateralliancedc at 7:30PM at CenterStage for our final event of this year's festival!

#dctheatre #theateralliancedc #theblackestbattle #wwfilmfestival

What an inspiring way to end Saturday night at Capital One Hall! We embraced JOY with the team from Mission:JOY and lear...
10/24/2021

What an inspiring way to end Saturday night at Capital One Hall! We embraced JOY with the team from Mission:JOY and learned about the amazing impact this documentary is having worldwide.

#joyful #impactstorytelling #storycanchangetheworld

Shout out to MEP Home Services for being an in-kind supporter of the Washington West Film Festival.www.mephomeservices.c...
10/23/2021

Shout out to MEP Home Services for being an in-kind supporter of the Washington West Film Festival.
www.mephomeservices.com
#wwfilmfest

Volunteers make the world go round! We couldn't put on this festival without all of their help! ❤️#volunteers #wwfilmfes...
10/23/2021

Volunteers make the world go round! We couldn't put on this festival without all of their help! ❤️
#volunteers #wwfilmfest

We love it when filmmakers and film lovers come together! #filmfestivals Washington West is proud to make that happen no...
10/23/2021

We love it when filmmakers and film lovers come together! #filmfestivals
Washington West is proud to make that happen now for 10 years, with the support of our partners, sponsors, volunteers, and community!
#10years #wwfilmfest #10thanniversary #IconTheatre #Bowtiecinema #capitalonehall

A lively discussion during the Q&A with Chris Bertish world record breaker and star of his epic journey across the Atlan...
10/23/2021

A lively discussion during the Q&A with Chris Bertish world record breaker and star of his epic journey across the Atlantic in the @lastknowncoordinatesfilm.
Julie Anderson, CEO of Plastic Oceans, and William Pfieffer, who produced Against the Current spoke about the film which chronicles the journey of South African endurance swimmer, Sarah Ferguson.

Join us at 4:30 today at beautiful Capital One Hall for feature documentary A Crime on the Bayou, which was nominated by...
10/23/2021

Join us at 4:30 today at beautiful Capital One Hall for feature documentary A Crime on the Bayou, which was nominated by the Critics Choice Documentary Awards in the Best Historical or Biographical Documentary category.
@crimeonthebayou @augustafilms
#capitalonehall #wwfilmfest

A huge thanks to our partner Founding Farmers Reston Station for making last night's soiree a success! Shout out to chef...
10/23/2021

A huge thanks to our partner Founding Farmers Reston Station for making last night's soiree a success! Shout out to chef Jim Barrett, for his incredible food, service, and generosity!
Founding Farmers Tysons.
#soiree #FFTysons #FFReston #wwfilmfest #comfortfood @foundingfarmers

Join us today at 1:30 for Five Years North, codirected by #WWFilmFest alumni Chris Temple, and Zach Ingrasci with Optimi...
10/23/2021

Join us today at 1:30 for Five Years North, codirected by #WWFilmFest alumni Chris Temple, and Zach Ingrasci with Optimist Films, a coming of age story of a boy in NYC who is desperate to bring the American Dream back to his home in Guatemala.

@christemple @zachingrasci #fiveyearsnorth #alumnifilmmaker

Excited to be celebrating Christmas early this year with the 75th Anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life at Capital One Ha...
10/23/2021

Excited to be celebrating Christmas early this year with the 75th Anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life at Capital One Hall! Holiday cookies and cocoa on the house! #wwfilmfest #capitalonehall

CJ Reaves joined us tonight for a book signing for his book for kids, Point & Shoot with Taj and Cam! You can get a copy...
10/23/2021

CJ Reaves joined us tonight for a book signing for his book for kids, Point & Shoot with Taj and Cam!
You can get a copy too, at Amazon!
@author_cjr , @tajandcamchildrensbooks
#booksigning #wwfilmfest

Another great year at Bow Tie Cinemas #wwfilmfest, #bowtiecinema #filmfestival #restontowncenter
10/23/2021

Another great year at Bow Tie Cinemas
#wwfilmfest, #bowtiecinema #filmfestival #restontowncenter

Friday Night Date Night at Bow Tie Cinemas!? Come see one of our shorts programs or incredible double features and meet ...
10/22/2021

Friday Night Date Night at Bow Tie Cinemas!? Come see one of our shorts programs or incredible double features and meet some filmmakers and join the Q&A! Also meet our non-profit partners, who are why we all come out to the #WWFILMFEST every year. Best #datenight ever!
Click on this link for tix: https://wwfilmfest.com/schedule-tickets/

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Happy Memorial Day, from our Washington West Family to yours.
Our late deadline for submissions is coming up on 5/31. Be sure to get in your films now — we can’t wait to screen them!
On Geek Pride day, we’re excited to look back on the geeks we’ve loved from our favorite shows and movies. Share in the comments below some of yours!
Today, we’d like to highlight and thank one of our exciting venues for our festival: The Tysons Showplace ICON Theatre! Featuring ICONX 4k Laser projected pictures, this movie-going destination is spectacular for those who want to celebrate film in its most exciting format.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Washington West family mamas! And to all the magical kinds of mother’s we’ve grown to love on TV and in the movies…
Save the date TODAY for this year’s festival, October 13-17, 2022. We’re only 6 months out, woo hoo!
What are you waiting for?! Submit your film to WWest today before our regular deadline on 4/30! #filmfreeway #dmvfilm #cantwaittowatch
Happy Sibling Day! Here are some classic films about powerhouse sibling duos: http://ow.ly/F9P750IA7Nv What are some of your fav sibling movies? #siblingday #siblingpower
Love movies? Love giving back to your community? Love the mission to use storytelling for social good? Learn more about membership at Washington West today by reaching out to [email protected]!
Dig into the incredible work of women filmmakers and women-centric stories this month! Check out this list to explore just some of the empowering feminist stories that'll help you celebrate #Women'sHistoryMonth! https://parade.com/1005752/hilaryweaver/best-feminist-movies/
You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN
You have until Feb. 28th to meet our Early Deadline on @FilmFreeway! Submit your film today :) http://ow.ly/3wKi50I4FtN