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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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

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

Don't miss our Closing Night Film: @Mission: Joy-Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama reunit...
10/23/2021

Don't miss our Closing Night Film: @Mission: Joy-Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama reunites with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. https://missionjoy.org/, https://www.instagram.com/missionjoyfilm/
It's preceded by Alone Together.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4106702559444824
https://www.facebook.com/ccraigpatterson/
#capitalonehall,

Don't miss our Closing Night Film: @Mission: Joy-Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama reunites with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. https://missionjoy.org/, https://www.instagram.com/missionjoyfilm/
It's preceded by Alone Together.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4106702559444824
https://www.facebook.com/ccraigpatterson/
#capitalonehall,

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

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

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/

Opening Night Champagne Toast. Here's to Year 10!!!!#wwfilmfest #openingnight #filmfestival #10bestfestivals #TheFrenchD...
10/22/2021

Opening Night Champagne Toast. Here's to Year 10!!!!
#wwfilmfest #openingnight #filmfestival #10bestfestivals #TheFrenchDispatch #champagnetoast 🥂

10/22/2021

We believe one great story should lead to another, which is why #WWFilmFest is committed to giving 100% of our annual box office net proceeds to struggling communities. Come meet our 3 non-profits at the Interlude Soiree at the @BowTieCinemas Lobby tonight, 10/22 from 6:30-8:00. And while you're there please attend one of our Shorts Programs!
Virginia's Kids Belong, The Children's Inn at NIH, @yourbluprint, Evans Home for Children

10/22/2021

We are proud to welcome Janet Kelly of Virginia's Kids Belong, who is one of our nonprofit partners. Supporting #wwfilmfest supports #fosteryouth in VA.
https://www.vakidsbelong.org
#boxoffice #nonprofit #donatetokids #ibelongproject #fostercare

So excited to kick off this year’s festival with The French Dispatch and a lively opening night party! #washintonwestfil...
10/22/2021

So excited to kick off this year’s festival with The French Dispatch and a lively opening night party!

#washintonwestfilmfestival #wwfilmfest #openingnight #wesanderson #thefrenchdispatch

So excited to kick off this year’s festival with The French Dispatch and a lively opening night party!

#washintonwestfilmfestival #wwfilmfest #openingnight #wesanderson #thefrenchdispatch

A big thank you to Paddywax Candles for sponsoring our Festival!@PaddywaxCandles- a fragrance for every moment of your l...
10/22/2021

A big thank you to Paddywax Candles for sponsoring our Festival!
@PaddywaxCandles- a fragrance for every moment of your life, big or small.
#wwfilmfest, #paddywax, #swagbag, #sponsor
https://www.facebook.com/PaddywaxCandles

A big thank you to Paddywax Candles for sponsoring our Festival!
@PaddywaxCandles- a fragrance for every moment of your life, big or small.
#wwfilmfest, #paddywax, #swagbag, #sponsor
https://www.facebook.com/PaddywaxCandles

#WWFILMFEST sends a shout out to our swag bag Sponsor @BarrelAndOak for being a big part of our weekend! "Life is compli...
10/21/2021

#WWFILMFEST sends a shout out to our swag bag Sponsor @BarrelAndOak for being a big part of our weekend!
"Life is complicated. The stuff you put on your body shouldn't be."~Barrel & Oak
#sponsors #swagbag
https://www.facebook.com/BarrelandOak/

#WWFILMFEST sends a shout out to our swag bag Sponsor @BarrelAndOak for being a big part of our weekend!
"Life is complicated. The stuff you put on your body shouldn't be."~Barrel & Oak
#sponsors #swagbag
https://www.facebook.com/BarrelandOak/

Want to enjoy movies and extended filmmaker Q&A's from the comfort of your home?! Get tickets to our Virtual Festival he...
10/21/2021

Want to enjoy movies and extended filmmaker Q&A's from the comfort of your home?! Get tickets to our Virtual Festival here: http://ow.ly/e4jI50GvFYn

Want to enjoy movies and extended filmmaker Q&A's from the comfort of your home?! Get tickets to our Virtual Festival here: http://ow.ly/e4jI50GvFYn

Meet #ChrisBertish who is traveling all the way from South Africa to attend the Festival! Showtime is Friday at Bow Tie ...
10/21/2021

Meet #ChrisBertish who is traveling all the way from South Africa to attend the Festival! Showtime is Friday at Bow Tie Cinemas (Reston, VA). Filmmaker Q&A to follow screening. Last Known Coordinates, @ChrisBertish, @chrisbertish. https://wwfilmfest.com/films/last-known-coordinates/

Meet #ChrisBertish who is traveling all the way from South Africa to attend the Festival! Showtime is Friday at Bow Tie Cinemas (Reston, VA). Filmmaker Q&A to follow screening. Last Known Coordinates, @ChrisBertish, @chrisbertish. https://wwfilmfest.com/films/last-known-coordinates/

HAPPY OPENING NIGHT! 🎉 We'll see you this evening at 7 pm for The French Dispatch at the ShowPlace ICON at Tysons! Woo w...
10/21/2021

HAPPY OPENING NIGHT! 🎉 We'll see you this evening at 7 pm for The French Dispatch at the ShowPlace ICON at Tysons! Woo woo!

HAPPY OPENING NIGHT! 🎉 We'll see you this evening at 7 pm for The French Dispatch at the ShowPlace ICON at Tysons! Woo woo!

Watch movies and make a real difference in the world! Buy a ticket to Washington West and help these amazing organizatio...
10/20/2021

Watch movies and make a real difference in the world! Buy a ticket to Washington West and help these amazing organizations Virginia's Kids Belong, The Children's Inn at NIH, @yourbluprint

Watch movies and make a real difference in the world! Buy a ticket to Washington West and help these amazing organizations Virginia's Kids Belong, The Children's Inn at NIH, @yourbluprint

Opening Night is tomorrow! The French Dispatch is almost sold out, so get your tickets ASAP! wwfilmfest.com/films/the-fr...
10/20/2021

Opening Night is tomorrow! The French Dispatch is almost sold out, so get your tickets ASAP! wwfilmfest.com/films/the-french-dispatch/

Opening Night is tomorrow! The French Dispatch is almost sold out, so get your tickets ASAP! wwfilmfest.com/films/the-french-dispatch/

Happy Festival Week! Can't wait to see you this Thurs 10/21 - Mon 10/25 @ICON_TheBoro @BowTieCinemas @CapitalOneHall for...
10/18/2021

Happy Festival Week! Can't wait to see you this Thurs 10/21 - Mon 10/25 @ICON_TheBoro @BowTieCinemas @CapitalOneHall for some amazing films and events!

Happy Festival Week! Can't wait to see you this Thurs 10/21 - Mon 10/25 @ICON_TheBoro @BowTieCinemas @CapitalOneHall for some amazing films and events!

It's not too late to join the Washington West story as a VOLUNTEER for our festival next week! You'll meet some amazing ...
10/16/2021

It's not too late to join the Washington West story as a VOLUNTEER for our festival next week! You'll meet some amazing people and see some incredible films. Sign up today!

It's not too late to join the Washington West story as a VOLUNTEER for our festival next week! You'll meet some amazing people and see some incredible films. Sign up today!

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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 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 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 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 7:30PM 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 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.com #wwfilmfest
Don't miss our Closing Night Film: @Mission: Joy-Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama reunites with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. https://missionjoy.org/, https://www.instagram.com/missionjoyfilm/ It's preceded by Alone Together. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4106702559444824 https://www.facebook.com/ccraigpatterson/ #capitalonehall,
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 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 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 the Critics Choice Documentary Awards in the Best Historical or Biographical Documentary category. @crimeonthebayou @augustafilms #capitalonehall #wwfilmfest