Washington West Film Festival

Washington West Film Festival Save The Date. Oct 25–29, 2018. Donate Today! Your donation will help build this very special festival that gives back 100% of it's box office each year!
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 100% of Washington West’s box office net proceeds are given each year to projects committed to alleviating hunger, disease, displacement, or poor education around the world.

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Mission: To bring a world class film festival to the greater DC area, to provide a supportive structure for all filmmakers from around the world, and to give all of our profits away each year to those in need.

Thanks to our international exchange student volunteers! Patrick Neequaye, Ghana; Lelre Ferreira, Brazil; Marlin Estevez...
10/29/2018

Thanks to our international exchange student volunteers! Patrick Neequaye, Ghana; Lelre Ferreira, Brazil; Marlin Estevez, Dominican Republic; Berke Sutcu, Turkey. They’re joining #WWFilmFest courtesy of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program @CCIProgram at @NOVAcommcollege a 10 month program as part of the U.S. Department of State. #storycanchangetheworld

10/28/2018
WWFilmFest Closing Night Spectacular

The great Robert_Duvall taking a trip down memory lane with Jason Fraley after our special closing night screening of Widows - #filmfestival gold! #storycanchangetheworld

A standing ovation for the remarkable Robert_Duvall at the screening of Widows. Incredible performance, Mr D.
10/28/2018

A standing ovation for the remarkable Robert_Duvall at the screening of Widows. Incredible performance, Mr D.

A very excited crowd ahead of our closing night screening of Widows #storycanchangetheworld
10/28/2018

A very excited crowd ahead of our closing night screening of Widows #storycanchangetheworld

Brad Russell explaining the magic of the Washington West Film Festival to Rebecca Burnett from WDVM.
10/28/2018

Brad Russell explaining the magic of the Washington West Film Festival to Rebecca Burnett from WDVM.

Guys, Washington West Film Festival swag is literally flying off the shelves. Hurry on down to Bowtie Cinemas At Reston ...
10/28/2018

Guys, Washington West Film Festival swag is literally flying off the shelves. Hurry on down to Bowtie Cinemas At Reston Town Center to get yours before its too late.

The people have voted! Congratulations to Headway short film for winning our Audience Choice Award for short films. The ...
10/28/2018

The people have voted! Congratulations to Headway short film for winning our Audience Choice Award for short films.

The film was voted on by audience members who selected it from their ballots. Headway is a 22 minute short that tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy who deals with the singularities of autism and a newly retired late-thirties MMA fighter. It was screened as part of this year's Family Ties showcase.

Camila Rizzo, Bruna Cabral and Ligia Osorio, not only did you bring a brilliantly crafted story to this year's festival, your shining faces have been a welcome addition to our community and the story.

#wwfilmfest #Storycanchangetheworld

Our phenomenal volunteers, without whom the festival just could not happen. We re so grateful for all of you #wwfilmfest...
10/28/2018

Our phenomenal volunteers, without whom the festival just could not happen. We re so grateful for all of you #wwfilmfest #volunteers

10/28/2018
10/28/2018

Our Pavilion Party last night was nothing short of magical. Good friends and great filmmakers mingled till late, celebrating their part in the story.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors Harrison at Reston Town Center without whom this event would not be possible,
Aslin Beer Company, and Balducci's Food Lover's Market

Good morning Washington West! If you have plans today, cancel them! You're going to want to head over to Bowtie Cinemas ...
10/28/2018

Good morning Washington West! If you have plans today, cancel them! You're going to want to head over to Bowtie Cinemas At Reston Town Center for a final day of spectacular films, opportunities to connect with award-winning filmmakers, and the chance to be part of this year's story.

At 1:00pm, don't miss jury award winning feature film, Nos Llaman Guerreras. In a country torn apart by political and economic upheaval, a team of young women finds refuge in a sport that rises above their personal poverty and gendered social status.

At 1:30pm you can catch 55 Steps Movie - based on the inspiring true story of the unlikely relationship between an outrageous and wickedly smart psychiatric patient and her workaholic patients' rights attorney.

If musicals are your thing, don't miss our screening of Saints Rest at 2:00 pm. A musical drama set in small-town Iowa, Saints Rest tells the story of two estranged sisters who, over the course of one summer, form a connection through their shared love of music as they grieve the recent death of their mother.

At 2:30pm, filmmaker (محمد بايزيد) Muhammad Bayazid will be hosting a workshop on the Art of Visual Storytelling.

And last, but in no way shape or form least, Robert Duvall will be here for our closing night screening, Widows and a Q&A afterwards.

This promises to be another fantastic day. Don't miss out!

https://wwfilmfest.com/schedule-tickets/

Hands up if you've heard Snuffy's music on your favorite TV show! Last night's screening of Up to Snuff was everything i...
10/28/2018

Hands up if you've heard Snuffy's music on your favorite TV show! Last night's screening of Up to Snuff was everything it promised to be and more.

And Congratulations to 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipent, Snuffy Walden. Not to mention...a surprise 2018 Directorial Debut Award for Up To Snuff’s director Mark Maxey. Come to the distribution panel at 10am today at Refraction in Reston Town Center to say congratulations in person! #wwfilmfest #storycanchangetheworld

And the award goes to....Congratulations to all our amazing filmmakers for some incredible submissions. Here are this ye...
10/28/2018

And the award goes to....

Congratulations to all our amazing filmmakers for some incredible submissions. Here are this year's jury award winners:

Mott Haven: A Short Documentary - Best Short Documentary
FAUVE - Best Short Narrative
Jérémy Comte (FAUVE) - Best Short Film Director
Nos Llaman Guerreras (They Call Us Warriors) - Best Feature Documentary
@Jennifer Socorro (Nos Llaman Guerreras) - Best Feature Documentary Director
Funny Story Movie (https://www.funnystorymovie.com/) - Best Feature Narrative
Michael Gallagher (Funny Story) - Best Feature Narrative Director

General Magic tells the story of arguably one of the most important tech companies to fail in Silicon Valley. We were ho...
10/28/2018

General Magic tells the story of arguably one of the most important tech companies to fail in Silicon Valley. We were honored to have one of the Magicians, Tom Hershenson, with us tonight to talk about his experience at this foundational company.

https://wwfilmfest.com/films/general-magic/

Happening now: Lauren Graham! Funniest! and Tony Hale talk about about the trials and triumphs of show business.
10/27/2018

Happening now: Lauren Graham! Funniest! and Tony Hale talk about about the trials and triumphs of show business.

The true beauty of the Washington West Film Festival lies in the connections that are made - last night Noel Dibrell fro...
10/27/2018

The true beauty of the Washington West Film Festival lies in the connections that are made - last night Noel Dibrell from Kids in the Spotlight, Inc. shared the stage and a moment with Jim Wahlberg (Wahl St. Productions)

We are so fortunate to have the incredible Tony Hale and Lauren Graham! Funniest! here with us today.
10/27/2018

We are so fortunate to have the incredible Tony Hale and Lauren Graham! Funniest! here with us today.

10/27/2018

It’s like being a fly on the wall watching these two reconnect. #inconversation with Tony Hale

10/27/2018

Lauren Graham! Funniest! And Tony Hale rocking it!

Don't forget to purchase your official Washington West Film Festival swag while you're here. It's one way you can spread...
10/27/2018

Don't forget to purchase your official Washington West Film Festival swag while you're here. It's one way you can spread the message that Story Can Change the World! #wwfilmfest #storycanchangetheworld #swagbag #swagger

Calvin and Hobbs stopped by to kick off our #familyfriendly shorts program. Day 3 is officially underway! Come on down t...
10/27/2018

Calvin and Hobbs stopped by to kick off our #familyfriendly shorts program. Day 3 is officially underway! Come on down to Bowtie Cinemas At Reston Town Center and enjoy some incredible films.

Don't miss our Dream Big Shorts program - followed by a Q & A with some of our amazing filmmakers. Director/Writer of th...
10/27/2018

Don't miss our Dream Big Shorts program - followed by a Q & A with some of our amazing filmmakers. Director/Writer of the movie Swim, Verner Maldonado, Director of Mott Haven: A Short Documentary, Kyle Morrison, and the very talented and funny Samah Safir and (محمد بايزيد) Muhammad Bayazid co-directors of the film Telephone.

https://wwfilmfest.com/films/shorts-program-dream-big/

Excited to have Jim Wahlberg and the team from Leidos here to showcase Wahl St. Productions amazing film The Circle of A...
10/27/2018

Excited to have Jim Wahlberg and the team from Leidos here to showcase Wahl St. Productions amazing film The Circle of Addiction. #OverdoseAwareness

We are thrilled and privileged to welcome back the crew from Kids in the Spotlight, Inc. this year. As always, they brin...
10/27/2018

We are thrilled and privileged to welcome back the crew from Kids in the Spotlight, Inc. this year. As always, they bring passion, personality and inspiration to our festival, in spades!

Harold Mintz peeling back the layers with Harley Chamandy Film, Director of The Final Act of Joey Jumbler, Lugia Osorio ...
10/26/2018

Harold Mintz peeling back the layers with
Harley Chamandy Film, Director of The Final Act of Joey Jumbler, Lugia Osorio and Bruna Cabral, co-producers of Headway short film as part of our Family Ties Shorts program.

Come by our merchandise stand and see these lovely #volunteers who can suit you up in this year’s swag. @christageno H...
10/26/2018

Come by our merchandise stand and see these lovely #volunteers who can suit you up in this year’s swag. @christageno Hekyung Parkbarr

Festival favorite, Mark Maxey, shares a moment  with The Divide's Perry King (lead actor and director) and Jana Brown (s...
10/26/2018

Festival favorite, Mark Maxey, shares a moment with The Divide's Perry King (lead actor and director) and Jana Brown (screenwriter)

Have a question or concern? Ask our Volunteers who are hard at work! #WWFilmFest #StoryCanChangeTheWorld
10/26/2018

Have a question or concern? Ask our Volunteers who are hard at work! #WWFilmFest #StoryCanChangeTheWorld

What powers a film festival staffed primarily by volunteers? Balducci's Food Lover's Market knows: lots of snacks and wa...
10/26/2018

What powers a film festival staffed primarily by volunteers? Balducci's Food Lover's Market knows: lots of snacks and water, and a good dose of humor. We LOVE our sponsors!

When the height of fashion in Reston Town Center Athleta is Washington West Film Festival swag!! We LOVE our sponsors an...
10/26/2018

When the height of fashion in Reston Town Center Athleta is Washington West Film Festival swag!! We LOVE our sponsors and partners

Oh what a night!!!! Washington West Film Festival #openingnight was an incredible way to start what promises to be a phe...
10/26/2018

Oh what a night!!!! Washington West Film Festival #openingnight was an incredible way to start what promises to be a phenomenal weekend, jam packed with exciting films, inspiring conversations, and a celebrity sighting or two. Don't miss out!

https://wwfilmfest.com/schedule-tickets/

All eyes on the opening film “My Indiana Muse” by Serena Creative   #WWFilmFest #StoryCanChangeTheWorld #filmmakers
10/26/2018

All eyes on the opening film “My Indiana Muse” by Serena Creative #WWFilmFest #StoryCanChangeTheWorld #filmmakers

Thank you Mr D!
10/25/2018
Robert Duvall

Thank you Mr D!

Many great screenings and events starting tonight at the Reston Town Center at the Washington West Film Festival, including special Q&As with Lauren Graham of PARENTHOOD and GIlMORE GIRLS, and Tony Hale of VEEP and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

See you at the festival!

Tickets: https://wwfilmfest.com/schedule-tickets/

We're excited and proud to be hosting our 8th annual Washington West Film Festival this week, surrounded by the most ama...
10/22/2018
2018 Power of Story - Washington West Film Festival

We're excited and proud to be hosting our 8th annual Washington West Film Festival this week, surrounded by the most amazing partners, filmmakers, volunteers and festival veterans, all of whom are living testament to how story really can change the world.

https://vimeo.com/295486736

This is "2018 Power of Story - Washington West Film Festival" by Production West on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

It's getting real! Catch Brad Russell and festival friend Jason Fraley chatting about the Washington West Film Festival ...
10/17/2018

It's getting real! Catch Brad Russell and festival friend Jason Fraley chatting about the Washington West Film Festival on WTOP-FM next week. And then pick up your tickets already!

https://wwfilmfest.com/schedule-tickets/

Need some help scheduling your Washington West Film Festival experience? Stop by our box office, located near the ice ri...
10/16/2018

Need some help scheduling your Washington West Film Festival experience? Stop by our box office, located near the ice rink pavilion in Reston Town Center and talk to some of our friendly volunteers. You'll also be in line for some very cool giveaways, and prize drawings and can get your 2018 merchandise before it sells out. We're open weekdays 4-8 pm and weekends 12-8 pm.

This is BIG news you guys! We are honored to screen Twentieth Century Fox release Widows as our 2018 Closing Night Film ...
10/16/2018

This is BIG news you guys! We are honored to screen Twentieth Century Fox release Widows as our 2018 Closing Night Film at this year's film festival. From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars our very own Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

Want to treat your friends? How about tickets to meet Lauren Graham! Funniest! or Tony Hale? Dinner with Robert Duvall? ...
10/16/2018
Charitybuzz: Washington West Film Festival

Want to treat your friends? How about tickets to meet Lauren Graham! Funniest! or Tony Hale? Dinner with Robert Duvall? Bid now for these exclusive opportunities on auction at Charitybuzz. And remember proceeds go to help the festival and charities we support.

https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/WashingtonWestFilmFestival

In Washington, DC a film festival is bringing together the best new films and filmmakers from around the world, while inspiring audience members th...

Whether you know and love him as Buster in Arrested Development or as Gary in Veep, Tony Hale is a standout talent, and ...
10/09/2018

Whether you know and love him as Buster in Arrested Development or as Gary in Veep, Tony Hale is a standout talent, and we couldn't be more excited to announce that you'll be able to get to know him a little better #InConversation at this year's festival. Purchase tickets at https://wwfilmfest.com/films/in-conversation-with-tony-hale/

10/05/2018

Tomorrow is Reston Flavors of Fall in Reston Town Center, and we'll be there from noon–9:00pm with TICKET GIVEAWAYS! Come say hello!

Join us Thursday, October 25 for our opening night film, My Indiana Muse:"For more than twenty years, artist Robert Town...
10/04/2018
My Indiana Muse (Opening Night) – Washington West Film Festival

Join us Thursday, October 25 for our opening night film, My Indiana Muse:

"For more than twenty years, artist Robert Townsend has given new life to the Americana landscapes. From matchbooks and candy wrappers to buildings and characters, he returns the viewer to another place and time. And now, he has discovered a new muse: Helen.

Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and inspirational project that will take more than a decade to complete."

Serena Creative, #MyIndianaMuse, #RobertTownsend
Visit our HQ & Box Office (Located beside the Ice Rink Pavilion) for all things WWFF starting October 13th.

Get tickets at the link below.

Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his Kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and inspirational project that will take more than a decade to complete.

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