In Washington, DC a film festival is bringing together the best new films and filmmakers from around the world, while inspiring audience members themselves to 'be part of the story'. The Washington West Film Festival screens and, in many cases, premieres some of the best new films from all around the world in three in-competition categories: dramatic features, documentary features, and short films.
But the heart and soul of Washington West is the belief that story can change the world. When a Washingtonian buys a ticket to see a film at the Washington West Film Festival, those funds are used to do something amazing. Already the festival box office net proceeds have helped build a school in rural Haiti, assist two families on Long Island following Hurricane Sandy, and helped renovate two shelters for homeless families in Fairfax County, VA. By giving its box office net proceeds to solving problems of hunger, displacement or poor education, the festival audience members themselves actually become creators of amazing stories - stories of hope. The Washington West Film Festival connects remarkable artists with audiences who are eager for a unique cinematic experience, and together, make the world a whole lot brighter. Story can change the world!