Fifth Annual March on Washington Film Festival Announces Sponsors

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017
Contact: Mia Jacobs,, 201-919-0333
Fifth Annual March on Washington Film Festival Announces Sponsors
(Washington, DC) Today, the March on Washington Film Festival, the first event of its kind to use the arts to honor the untold stories and unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Era, announced its 2017 sponsors. Sponsoring organizations, corporations, and individuals represent a wide range of industries and sectors including transportation, hospitality, and media. Through their generous support, student journalists will have the opportunity to learn from professional mentors, emerging filmmakers will receive a national platform for their work, and thousands of attendees will learn about the groundbreaking activism of the 1960s as well as the movement’s current work towards justice and equality.
Founded in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the festival features more than 20 events including film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and scholars, as well as performances and panels on the groundbreaking activism of the 1960s and the movement’s current work towards justice and equality. Programming runs from July 13-22, and features iconic activists from the Civil Rights Movement, leaders in contemporary racial justice activism, and cultural icons including: Diahann Carroll; 9th Wonder; former Attorney General Eric Holder; Leadership Conference and Human Rights President Vanita Gupta; former Tuskegee, AL Mayor Johnny Ford; Civil Rights-era photographer and author Cecil Williams, former Gary, IN mayor Richard Hatcher; former SNCC Field Organizer Larry Rubin, Grammy Award-winner Karen Clark Sheard; Federal Judge Damon Keith, award-winning author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates; poet Elizabeth Alexander; international rights advocate Gay McDougall; and Senator Harris Wofford, with music produced by Nolan Williams, Jr. of NEWorks Productions.
Sponsors and partners of the 2017 March on Washington Film Festival include:
Corporate Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor, Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Torch Bearer
Comcast NBCUniversal
Freedom Rider
The Libra Group
Rostrum Records
Duane Morris LLP
News Corp
Recording Industry Association of America
In-Kind Sponsor
Anson Mills
Festival Partners
Foundation Partners
Ford Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Public Welfare Foundation
Media Partner
Hotel Partner
Embassy Suites
Preferred Ride-Sharing Partner
Local Ground Transportation Partner
BBC Transportation
Venue Partners
African American Civil War Museum
Israel Baptist Church
Public Welfare Foundation
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Public Radio
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Navy Memorial – Heritage Center
Washington National Cathedral
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