Way Down Film Festival
October 21-22 — The inaugural Way Down Film Festival debuted as the first high-profile film festival in Columbus, showcasing over 30 short films on the main stage of the historic Springer Opera House, with filmmaker Q&As following each screening.
Events included the VIP Sunset Champagne Reception, Morning Filmmaker Coffee Hour, network after parties, and a closing night awards ceremony gala.
Founded by Stacy Cunningham, Jacy Jenkins, and Cora King, WDFF was awarded a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund leading up to the festival. “Over time, we foresee Columbus as a film community hub, by offering an audience the opportunity to experience stories that otherwise would not be accessible,” says the trio.