We’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Submit Your Film to the Washington West Film Festival:

  1. We were just named one of USA Today’s “20 Best North American Film Festivals” alongside SXSW, Toronto, Sundance, and Tribeca Film Festival. (We’re currently ranked #5 on their Readers’ Choice list.)
  2. We made the list of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”.
  3. We donate 100% of our box office proceeds to charity organizations aiding communities in need. By submitting your film, you are directly helping us help others.
  4. Every film submitted to us through FilmFreeway is screened from start to finish by at least 3 separate screening team members. We uncompromisingly believe every filmmaker deserves a fair chance to share their story with the world.
  5. Our screening team is diverse in age, gender, race, socio-economic background, ideology, etc. to ensure your film is carefully considered by screeners who look and sound like you.
  6. We offer feedback for filmmakers upon request, regardless of selection status. It is important to us that every filmmaker still benefit from engaging with our film festival.
  7. Filmmakers have described their experience at Washington West as, “a festival that honors the power of film”, “top notch”, “highly recommend[ed]”, “a truly wonderful and unique experience”, with a “warm, welcoming atmosphere”. Just see for yourself and read our FilmFreeway reviews!
  8. Films we programmed have gone on to be picked up by distributors like Netflix, Hulu, and have even gone on to win Academy Awards!
  9. We screen in real theaters. Not conference rooms.
  10. Our programming staff are passionate about the power of story and believe that your story can change the world. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s change the world together.

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