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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.
After the tears, the Washington West audience cheered on their feet for co-directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, following this evening's Opening Night screening of their inspiring Living On One Dollar.
Washington West Advisory Board Member, W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, The Wonder Years, Thirty Something, Friday Night Lights, Nashville), was interviewed tonight by festival Director of Operations, Samantha Dols, at the Artisphere pre-fest celebration of Music In Film.
As major Oscar contender '12 Years A Slave' enters theaters, actress Ashley Dyke (Anna) joins Washington West as a 2013 Jury member and will be interviewed about her experience in the film during our Closing Night Awards ceremony.
Though our Opening Night Film & Party are sold out Thurs evening, forty addtional films are available for purchase. Simply click 'FILMS' to see a description of each, or Schedule & Tix to see the calendar of screenings.
Read today's Huffington Post for more info on our 3rd annual festival, kicking off next Wednesday! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brad-russell/washington-west-film-festival_b_4122868.html
Our founder, Brad Russell, was recently interviewed in the WTOP studios about the 2013 festival. Listen to radio interview here.