Local film festival will change name and location

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival to be held in downtown Vancouver

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Breven Warren

The founder and director of the Washougal International Film Festival has decided to make some changes to the event — including its name and location.

The third annual event, to be called the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, will be held Aug. 18 through 22, in the Vancouver Convention Center, next to the Hilton in downtown Vancouver.

The film festival had previously been held in the Washougal Town Square, in downtown Washougal, and in the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School.

Festival Organizer Breven Angaelica Warren expects there will be approximately 300 films available for audiences to view for free.

“The Vancouver Convention Center was simply such a divine venue opportunity, offering hotel rooms connected to the theaters and festival spaces all under one roof with walking distance to shops and restaurants and art galleries for our out-of-town guests,” she said. “We simply couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity.”

Warren believes the change in location will attract more people to view the films. Since tickets were not sold, Warren said it would be difficult to get a headcount for the previous film festivals. They included the showing of independent films from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.

For more information, contact Warren at (561) 676-4696 or or visit