Story Can Change
The World with YOU
Announcing ticket sales are now live for our 2014 Opening Night Film, for Thurs evening, October 23rd. 'Alive Inside' is an extraordinary story, winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. Documentary.
Join us for the Washington West Kickoff Concert on October 22nd at The Hamilton, downtown just two blocks from the White House. Los Angeles recording artist, Sara Niemietz, and award-winning film and television composer, W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Nashville, The Wonder Years, Friday Night Lights), will set the tone for a week of celebrating the power of story…
Official film selections will include feature narratives, feature documentaries, and short films from thirteen nations around the world. The 2014 official film selections will be announced on Sept 25th, four weeks before the Opening Night Film and After Party.
We feel profound sadness for the sudden news, that the world has lost Robin Williams. This evening we echo the words of friend and director Tom Shadyac, "There is less light in the world today." Our thoughts and prayers are with Robin's family.
More than a year away, the Washington West Film Festival announces it's 5th annual festival for 2015. Save the date: October 21-26, 2015.
The Washington West Film Festival welcomed six new interns to our team today from George Mason University's School of Theater & FIlm. They will work this summer and fall assisting our various teams, including Production, Film Screening, Marketing & Research, and our Special Projects teams.
The Washington West Film Festival is very pleased to announce our first 2014 official selection. 'Fishing Without Nets' won the 2014 Sundance Best Director Award for U.S. Feature Film. Cutter Hodierne is an alum of the Washington West Film Festival, grew up in Arlington, VA, and returns this October with his acclaimed feature length narrative.
6 months and counting to our best festival yet, October 22 - 26, 2014!
Wow, we're just blown away. Over EIGHTY festival attendeeds joined together last Saturday and today to help improve the facilities at Shelter House, tangibly aiding families to move from homelessness to permanent housing and full-time employment. Story can change the world!
Today over forty Washington West festival attendees volunteered together to aid Shelter House in Fairfax Co, improving permanent housing for homeless families. A very big thank you for such a successful day!
We invite you, as part of our Washington West family, to help us serve our local community. If you are interested in joining our efforts to help the homeless in Fairfax County, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will give you details regarding dates and projects in the upcoming weeks.
The Washington West Film Festival presents a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Ed Asner, winner of 5 Golden Globes, 7 Emmys, and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The Washington West Film Festival jury awards the 2013 Best Feature Documentary to The Genius of Marian, directed by Banker White.
The Washington West Film Festival awards the 2013 Outstanding Directorial Debut Film to Living On One Dollar, directed by Zach Ingrasci & Chris Temple. The award is presented by our inaugural 2012 Outstanding Directorial Debut winner, Brad Hall.
The Washington West Film Festival jury awards the 2013 Best Feature Narrative to French film Just A Sigh, directed by Jérome Bonnell and starring Gabriel Byrne & Emmanuelle Devos.