Frequently Asked Questions - Washington Jewish Film Festival

Where do the screenings take place?


Where can I park by the DCJCC?


How do I get to the DCJCC via public transportation? What about on bike?


How early should I arrive?


Can I buy tickets at the door or do I need to reserve in advance?



I am interested in bringing a group of people to a screening. Can I get a discount?

Will there be food? Can I bring food into the theater?


How do WJFF passes work?


Are your venues wheelchair and special physical requirement accessible?


How do I suggest a film to include in the festival or year-round program?


My question wasn’t answered. How can I get in touch?

 

 Where do the screenings take place?

Almost all of our year-round series screens at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the DCJCC (1529 16th St NW). Community Cinema films, and weekly TV series play in the DCJCC’s Community Hall. In addition to the Goldman Theater, the annual Washington Jewish Film Festival screens in many other venues throughout the DC metropolitan area. Exact details on the additional venues will be posted when the festival lineup is announced.

 

 Where can I park by the DCJCC?

Street Parking on nearby streets is limited. Patrons are strongly encouraged to park in the nearby Colonial Parking Garage located at 1616 P Street NW (between 16th and 17th Streets) or at the Washington DCJCC Lot located adjacent to the DCJCC.
 

Colonial Parking Garages
1616 P Street NW (between 16th and 17th Streets) - $18 weeknights, $12 weekends

1515 15th Street NW (between 14th and 15th Streets, Entrance on P Street opposite Whole Foods) - $20 weeknights, $12 weekends
 

PLEASE NOTE: Validated parking stickers ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE from the Washington DCJCC Front Desk. Patrons will need to pay the regular Colonial parking rate as listed below.

Washington DCJCC Lot
Limited availability
$13.00

 

 How do I get to the DCJCC via public transportation? What about on bike?

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) offers regular service on both Metro and Bus within walking distance of the Washington DCJCC. Take the Metro Red Line to Dupont Circle. Exit at Q Street (North entrance). Walk east on Q Street, crossing over Connecticut Avenue. The Center is located four blocks away on Q Street at the Southeast Corner of 16th Street and Q Street. The Washington DCJCC is also accessible via the S1, S2, or S4 Metrobus. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your public transit route.
 

By Bike
The Washington DCJCC is accessible by the city's public bicycle routes. Bike racks are available for securing your bike. A Capital BikeShare station is located two blocks away on 17th NW & Corcoran St. NW. To plan your bicycle route, visit www.ridethecity.com.

 

 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 15-30min prior to get the best seats.

 

 Can I buy tickets at the door or do I need to reserve in advance?

We always recommend purchasing tickets in advance whenever possible, as many of our screenings (especially during the festival) do fill up. If there are tickets remaining to be purchased, there will be an on-site box office operating selling tickets starting 1 hour before the screening.

 

 I am interested in bringing a group of people to a screening. Can I get a discount?

Yes! If you plan on bringing a group of 10 or more people to a show, please email saral@washingtondcjcc.org or call 202.777.3247 before you purchase tickets to arrange a discount.

 

 Will there be food? Can I bring food into the theater?

Most film screenings starting in August 2013 will have a concession stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase. The Distrikt Bistro is a full service cafe located inside the DCJCC. Please click here for additional info. Food purchased within the DCJCC may be brought into the theater.

Most venues outside of the DCJCC do not allow outside food, but those that have concession stands allow that food in their theaters.

 

 How do WJFF passes work?

WJFF offers several types of passes: year-round screening passes by season; TV-show only passes; combination year-round and TV passes; film festival passes; and under-30 film festival passes. With the exception of cost, these passes generally work in the same ways:
 

The passes guarantee seating to all relevant events if you give us 72 hours advanced notice (or more) that you plan on attending a particular event. To let us know you plan on coming please email saral@washingtondcjcc.org or call 202.777.3247.
 

If you do not reserve your place within that 72 hour window, you are still welcome to come with the pass free-of-charge, but your seat is no longer guaranteed (if the screening sells out, you will not be able to take a seat). Passes are a great deal, and can save you up to 75% off of individual ticket prices. Please note that passes are non-transferable!

 

 Are your venues accessible to patrons in wheelchairs or with special physical requirements?

All WJFF venues provides access for patrons using wheelchairs, walkers, canes or crutches. Ample doorways and ramps provide easy wheelchair accessibility. Specially equipped restrooms are on the lobby level at the DCJCC.


Removeable 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).
 

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

 

 My question wasn’t answered. How can I get in touch?

Please email saral@washingtondcjcc.org or call 202.777.3247.