Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE DO THE SCREENINGS TAKE PLACE?

The Washington Jewish Film Festival hosts screenings throughout metropolitan DC and Southern MD. For venue addresses, parking and public transportation information, see our venues page.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Doors open approximately 30min prior to each screening, and seating is first-come, first-serve (no assigned seats for film screenings). You are welcome to come at any point before the show begins, but we recommend coming 20-35min prior to get the best seats.

Please note that ticket and pass-holders must be seated 15 min prior to show start time to guarantee admittance.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR OR SHOULD I RESERVE IN ADVANCE?

As many of our screenings sell out, we always recommend purchasing tickets in advance. If there are tickets still available, door sales will typically start 1hr prior to the screening start time.

I AM INTERESTED IN BRINGING A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO A SCREENING. CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?

Absolutely! We offer discount rates for groups of 10 people or more. To find out more, please email info@wjff.org.

CAN I GET A REFUND FOR A TICKET I CAN'T USE?

The Festival does not offer any refunds for screenings unless they are canceled or unable to proceed.

I BOUGHT TICKETS...WHERE DO I PICK THEM UP?

All WJFF ticketing is operated through a will call system. Your name will be at the venue will call when you arrive.

ARE YOUR VENUES ACCESSIBLE TO PATRONS IN WHEELCHAIRS OR WITH SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS?

All WJFF venues are in compliance with ADA regulations and provide access for patrons using wheelchairs, walkers, canes or crutches. Ample doorways and ramps provide easy wheelchair accessibility.

Removable seats provide patrons with the opportunity to be seated with their companions while sitting in their wheelchair.

Please inform the sales office of your needs at the time of ticket purchase and indicate if companion seats are required as well.

HOW DO I SUGGEST A FILM TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FESTIVAL AND/OR YEAR-ROUND SERIES?

To suggest a film, please email ilyat@washingtondcjcc.org. Please note that we generally only play films that have not previously screened in the Washington, DC area (with the very occasional exception).

We book our screening calendar 6-9 months out, so if we decided to pursue your suggestion, it would not play right away.

Please also note that while we look at every suggestion, we consider over 1,000 submissions and potential films a year, so inclusion in our program is quite competitive.