Washington West Film Festival


Brad Russell, Founder/President

Christine Bryson, Director of Operations

Samantha Dols, Director of Programming

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (October 25-30)

Deadline: June 30 (check website for exact dates and additional deadlines)

Entry: $25 for features, documentaries, and shorts.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Beyond its red carpets, Oscar-nominated films, and world-class independent filmmakers is a movement of hope for under-resourced communities. The Washington West Film Festival directs 100% of its box office net proceeds to create change, turning its film screenings into story-creation, and its audiences into unifiers and problem solvers for challenges in our world—their dream of what Washington D.C. will become most known.