Presented by

OVER 40 SHORT FILMS - JUDGES COFFEE HOUR - MODERATED FILMMAKER Q&A'S - AFTER PARTIES - AWARDS GALA

Congratulations

to the 2017 winners

BEST COMEDY

The Arrival

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Transmission

BEST ENSEMBLE

Closet

BEST CONCEPT

Girl Meets Roach

UNDERGROUND

Pet Monkey

AUDIENCE CHOICE

My Nephew Emmett

BEST OVERALL

Cul de Sac

WDFF was founded on the principle to support the blooming, underground arts; to enhance awareness through exciting short films that shed light on the periphery, express triumph over tragedy, and allow audiences to walk away with more courage and perspective, feeling inspired and connected. The festival provides talented filmmakers a platform to showcase their creative efforts and deliver networking opportunities to obtain jobs and launch projects. Columbus has become a film community hub, offering an audience the opportunity to experience stories that otherwise would not be accessible. WDFF exists to empower the artists, audience, and community with encouraging film projects and solidifying the success of the film industry in Columbus. We see the impact and importance of serving as a tool for filmmakers to weave their growth and efforts into our community at large.

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"This festival was so much fun. The theatre was packed for all the screenings. Such a beautiful historic venue. Lots of special events and the awards ceremony was a blast. We will definitely be back."

-Adam Forrester

Adam Forrester

"Fantastic film festival. The Springer Opera House is an amazing location for the screenings. This was probably the friendliest, most social and professional film festival I have attended. They honor artists and filmmakers and provide a wonderful sense of community around the event. Do not miss this unique opportunity to share your work in an encouraging environment that values storytelling."

-Paula Goldberg

Paula Goldberg

According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, Way Down Film Festival ranks in the top 2% of more than 4,700 film festivals and creative contests around the world.