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Opening Night

Tuesday 9.26.23

5:00 PM | Pre-Reception

6:00 PM | Screening

@ Motion Picture Association

The March on Washington Film Festival will kick off its weeklong run with our Opening night film Silver Dollar Road followed by a fireside chat with the films director Raoul Peck. Admittance by invitation or VIP All-Access Pass only.

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From the Gullah Front Porch: After Sherman Film Screening + Afternoon Soiree

Sunday 9.24.23

3:00 PM | After Sherman Screening

5:00 PM | Afternoon Soiree

@ Wild Days Rooftop Bar, Eaton DC

The festival is pleased to present its feature screening: After Sherman followed by an afternoon soiree with the film’s producer Elijah Heyward III, Sheldon Scott + Tamara-kali; with music by DJ Jahsonic

D.C. Premiere Screening + MOWFF Studio Inaugural Production

Tuesday 9.26.23

6:30 PM | Pre-Reception

7:00 PM | Screening

@ Edlavitch Jewish Community Center

Join us for the inaugural production and feature screening of One Struggle followed by panel discussion with the film’s director Rokhaya Diallo.

Red Carpet Event

March on Washington 2023 Awards Gala

Honoring visionary leaders in the fight for Civil Rights

Wednesday 9.27.23

6:00 PM | Pre-Reception

7:00 PM | Awards Dinner

@ Union Market, Dock 5

Hosted by Jonathan Capehart, the evening will honor Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock and Reverend Al Sharpton for their visionary leadership in the fight for Civil Rights.

Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars

A Free Community Event

Thursday 9.28.23

6:00 PM | Bar opens for Lawn Party with DJ Tanz

7:00 PM | Conversation with film director Lisa Cortés

7:15 PM | Screening

@ Hi-Lawn, Union Market

Join us for this free community event featuring an outdoor screening of the new documentary Little Richard I am Everything. Filmgoers are invited to bring a blanket, cushions or portable chairs. Specially priced signature beverages and hand held snacks available for purchase.

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The Vivian Malone Courage Award: Honoring Michelle Browder

Friday 9.29.23

7:00 PM | Program + Film Screening

@ Union Market, Dock 5

This year’s award is presented to Michelle Browder, American artist and activist known for her historical tours, murals and sculptures in Montgomery, particularly the Mothers of Gynecology Monument. 


The award is named in honor of the late Vivian Malone, who defied segregationist Governor George Wallace by enrolling at the University of Alabama and becoming its first African American graduate.

The program will include a fireside chat with Michelle Browder and Dr. Sharon Malone. 

Pulpits, Protest & Power: The Church and The Civil Rights Movement 

Saturday 9.30.23

6:00 PM | Doors Open

7:00 PM | Program + Student Filmmaker Awards Presentation

@ Duke Ellington School of the Arts

An evening of powerful preaching, music, and dance highlighting the actions and activists of the Civil Rights movement of the mid-20th century, today and into the future. 

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