Dear Washington West Family,

2020 has been one whirlwind of a year. With the uncertainties and restrictions of what COVID presents, we feel it is our responsibility first and foremost to prioritize the safety of our attendees, filmmakers, volunteers, and staff. We have therefore made the sad decision to cancel this year’s in-person film festival in October.

Our decision to cancel is an incredibly difficult one for our staff and Board of Directors as we reckon with just how important stories and community are right now in this specific time in history.

However, we will not allow COVID to rob us of celebrating our 10th anniversary! We will be hosting virtual events throughout the remainder of the year and into 2021 ranging from online screenings, Q&As, panels, and more. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to get the latest news about what we’re up to.

We can’t wait to showcase stories on the big screen in front of our audiences again. Please stay safe, healthy, and sane as we traverse through the second half of 2020. We are truly, all in this together.

With our fullest support,
Washington West Film Festival Staff