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The Inconvenient King

The March on Washington Film Festival, in collaboration with WNYC and The Apollo Theater, explored the theme "The Inconvenient King" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Watch a discussion about his life and work from a more accurate perspective of the man and his times. 

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The Longest-Running Festival Devoted to Civil Rights!

Get ready for a full week of movie premieres, film screenings, and panels with some of the best in the business! The March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF) focuses on illuminating the untold events and unsung heroes of the American civil rights movement and inspiring renewed passion for activism. By leveraging the power of film, music, scholarship, and the arts, the Festival shares important and influential stories to connect the past, present, and future in the fight toward social change in America and throughout the world.

Upcoming Events


MLK Holiday Commemoration produced in partnership with The Apollo Theater and New York Public Radio.  This afternoon includes a live taping of the podcast Notes From America with Kai Wright, along with interviews, keynotes, and musical performances, will be broadcast live at The Apollo on January 14, 2024, and also streamed on public radio stations nationwide on the King Holiday.


An Encore Presentation of the '23 Festival virtual discussion, From Marcus to Malcolm, exploring the pivotal roles of Marcus Garvey, Noble Drew Ali, Elojah Muhammad and Malcolm X, and their national organizations on racial equity from 1913 to the present.  With Pulitzer Prize winning authorT amara Payne, and scholars Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey and Dr. Zain Abdullah.


March, April and May

Minding Your Movie Business, the three-part series of panel discussions with entertainment professionals from all aspects of the film business.  

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