Reel Water Film Festival

June 14th
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland

a Film

Film submission are now open! It's free to submit & you're supporting a great cause! Deadline is May 11th.

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What We Do

The Reel Water Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses film to start the conversation about one of our world's most vital resources. We then donate at least half the funds that we raise to international water projects and community education. Learn more »

Latest News and Blogs

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Walk for Water with Amman Imman

We invite you and your family to A Walk for Water, a global service event on Saturday, May 10th at the Locust Grove Nature Center, just steps from the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland.   Read More

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The RWFF Partners with Rukunko International

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Rukundo International for the 2014 water project in Kabale, Uganda!   Read More

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We Have a Dam Problem

Americans have a complicated relationship with dams. On the one hand, they allowed our population to expand into the American West, transforming arid regions into land that supports agriculture, industry, and development. In the “decade of dams” from 1960 through 1969, the Army Corps of Engineers along with private companies built more than 22% of the nation's dams. A staggering 18,690 dams were constructed in that era, more than any other time in our nation’s history. However, over the years, the environmental degradation caused by dams (increased salinity, nutrient disruption, sediment buildup, and more) has taken its toll.  Read More

Monday, March 17, 2014

India Water Project a Resounding Success

A portion of the funds raised from the 2013 2nd annual Reel Water Film Festival were donated to a water project in Kamagiri, India. In February 2014, our Logistics Director, Mandy Pereira, and a team of volunteers from our partners at Journey's Crossing, visited the site to help finish the project.   Read More

Featured Films from 2013


Director: Sean Cruse


Director: Sam J. Queen

Water City

Director: Martin de Thurah

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