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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Washington West Film Festival jury awards the 2013 Best Short Film Director to David Schlussel for Setup Punch, starring Elijah Wood and Alia Shawkat.
The Washington West Film Festival audiences award the 2013 Audience Choice for Best Short Film to Fool's Day, by Cody Blue Snider.
From Awards Night, the Washington West Film Festival jury awards the 2013 Best Short Film to Iranian film Bishtar Az Do Saat (More Than Two Hours), directed by Ali Asgair.
Last night kicked off the 2013 festival and the screening of 41 films from Iran, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Films screen on campus at George Mason University, the Artisphere, the Angelika Film Center, and Reston Town Center.