APPLY NOW! Washington West Film Festival Internships Opportunities

About Us

Wanting to bring together the worlds of film and philanthropy, Brad Russell founded the Washington West Film Festival in 2011. Washington West originated from his idea that a world class film festival could bring some of the best new films to greater Washington, DC, and could create inspiring stories rather than just watch them.

Though other industry leaders questioned if the model was sustainable, Brad believed the festival could thrive even if all box office funds were given to communities in need. Seven festivals later, Washington West is growing faster than ever!

Washington West was designed as a sort of laboratory, to test the belief that one great story can lead to another. As we give away 100% of our annual box office net proceeds to aiding communities in various ways, that’s exactly what we believe we’re experiencing. While our screenings, partners, and audiences increase, we at Washington West have the thrill of connecting and collaborating with our growing community.

Welcome to Washington West.

About the Positions: Graphic Design, Programming, Events, Planning, Development, Marketing

Fall 2018 Term: September 3 – December 2018

Now in its eighth year, the Washington West Film Festival is D.C.’s fastest growing film screening world-class, premiere, and award-winning films throughout the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, D.C. areas. Previous festival have included films produced by HBO, Tom Hanks, and Martin Scorsese, and welcomed VIPs such as Robert Duvall, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ty Burrell, Common and Ed Asner to our festival.

One of the things that makes Washington West unique to other film festivals is our belief that “Story Can Change the World.” We help to demonstrate our trademark belief by being the only film festival in the world to donate 100% of its net box office proceeds to aid communities in dire need.

How to Apply

Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 07/15/2018. Please send your resume to

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