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Curated into six thematic genre blocks, each screening runs 80-90 minutes of varying short films. Viewed on a state-of-the art projector with a pristine sound system, all film screenings take place on The Main Stage of the gorgeous, historic state theater at The Springer Opera House.

SCHEDULE

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Peppered throughout the three-day festival,
we invite you to enjoy :

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH +

  • 5:30PM: VIP Kickoff in The Ballroom with complimentary grub & cocktails by Circa Craft Cocktails and live music from ATM band!
  • 7:30PM and 9:30PM: 2 evening screenings, each followed by a moderated Q&A session with attending filmmakers...ADULT CONTENT
  • Exclusive Access into The Saloon at The Springer - the networking gathering spot between screenings to meet filmmakers & VIP Judges.
  • Cash bar with sodas, wine, beer & refreshments
  • 11:30- 12:30PM: Friday Night After-Party at River & Rail (Age 21+)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH +

  • 9:00AM: Saturday Morning Coffee with the Judges in The Saloon (complimentary coffee & refreshments)
  • 10:30AM/1:30PM/3:30PM/5:30PM: 4 Daytime Screenings, each followed by a moderated Q&A session with attending filmmakers on the Main Stage
  • Exclusive Access into The Saloon at The Springer - the networking gathering spot between screenings to meet filmmakers & VIP Judges.
  • Cash bar with sodas, wine, beer & refreshments
  • 7:30PM: Saturday Night Awards Bash, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Columbus, salutes WDFF’s 2018 filmmakers. Join us in the Ballroom for complimentary cuisine from It's Your Day Catering, a cash bar, champagne toast compliments of Uptown Wine & Spirits, live performance by DJ DRIZNO & one rocking awards ceremony!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st(Separate $25 Pass) +

  • 12:30PM: Sunday Screening Afterglow kicks off with complimentary brunch and beverages by Bare roots Farmacy in The Lobby of the Springer Opera House, including music by DJ Cashflow. To follow, WDFF will screen select festival favorites at 2:15PM of all three years in honor of our working entertainment & service industry professionals. PURCHASE HERE

TICKETS ON SALE!

50% OFF for MILITARY | FIRST-RESPONDERS | STUDENTS

(Show ID at Springer Box Office when picking up your ticket the day of the festival)

Individual Screening, $10

2-Day Festival Pass, $75 +

  • Entry Into All 6 Screenings
  • Exclusive Access Into The Saloon
  • Friday Night After-Party at River & Rail (Age 21+)
  • Saturday Morning Coffee With The Judges (Complimentary Coffee & Refreshments)
  • Closing Night Awards Bash (Dinner, champagne toast, & cash bar)

VIP Pass, $100 +

  • Friday VIP Kickoff Reception
  • Exclusive WDFF 2018 Swag Bag
  • Entry Into All 6 Screenings
  • Exclusive Access Into The Saloon
  • Friday Night After-Party, River & Rail (Age 21+
  • Saturday Morning Coffee With The Judges (complimentary coffee & refreshments)
  • Closing Night Awards Bash (dinner, champagne toast & cash bar)

The Saloon, $10 (Free with festival lanyard)+

  • The Saloon at The Springer hosts the networking gathering spot between screenings with filmmakers & VIP Judges. Cash bar with sodas, wine, beer & refreshments. PURCHASE HERE

Saturday Night Awards Bash, $20 (Free with festival lanyard) +

  • Mercedes Benz of Columbus brings you the closing Night Awards Bash, saluting WDFF’s 2018 filmmakers. Enjoy complimentary cuisine, a cash bar, live DJ & one rocking awards ceremony. PURCHASE HERE

Sunday Afterglow Brunch & Screening, $25 +

  • Honoring our working entertainment & service industry professionals, WDFF and Bare Roots Farmacy partner to serve brunch and beverages in The Lobby of the Springer Opera House, including music by DJ Cashflow. To follow, WDFF is showcasing select films over the past three years. PURCHASE HERE