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March on Washington Film Festival Awards

The March on Washington Film Festival is honored to present several awards to visionary leaders in the fight for Civil Rights each year along with prizes to emerging and student filmmakers.

Red Carpet Event

March on Washington 2023 Awards Gala

Honoring visionary leaders in the fight for Civil Rights


6:00 PM | Pre-reception

7:00 PM | Awards Dinner

@ Union Market, Dock 5


Master of Ceremonies

Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post contributor and host of The Sunday Show on MSNBC

The John R. Lewis Lifetime Legacy Award

Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock

The March On Lifetime Achievement Award

Rev. Al Sharpton

The Vivian Malone Courage Award: Honoring Michelle Browder


7:00 PM | Program + Film Screening

@ Union Market, Dock 5

Join us for an evening that honors the courage and tenacity of the late Vivian Malone as we award Michelle Browder, American artist and activist. The evening will feature a special performance by, Adaku Utah, awards presentation as well as a fireside chat.

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MOWFF Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition Finalist Shorts


10:00 AM | Film Screenings

1:30 PM | Finalists + Alumni Luncheon

@ Eaton Workshop

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