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.