WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest, and education in film. The WIFI Film Festival exists as a standalone entity within the Topeka community to champion filmmakers. Yet, because some of the creative minds who thought up the vision for the festival work at Washburn University, the film festival adopts Washburn's WUmester theme each year as a focal point for its educational workshops, panels, and featured directors. Although the theme changes annually, the festival never loses its focus on film.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Film Fest page. Details on the featured panel and workshops can be found on the Education page.

Note: We will be live and in person at the Rita Blitt Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and ARTS Connect in Topeka, Kansas. Workshops will be a hybrid format simulcast on Facebook Live.

Venu Locations


909 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS

Free parking on the street.

More about ArtsConnect


Rita Blitt

1700 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka, KS

Free parking is available on campus.

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Evergy Plaza

630 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 

Free parking (after 6 p.m.) is available adjacent to the venue.

More about Evergy Plaza


Mulvane Art Museum

1700 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka, KS

Free parking is available on campus.

More about the Mulvane.


Public Library

Topeka & Shawnee County

1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS

Free parking is available at the library.

Visit tscpl.org for more.


There are two parking lot options:

  • At 17th and Southwest Jewell, there is parking (lot 10) to the south of the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, which extends to the west across Southwest Plass (lot 11) toward MacVicar Avenue (north of the Washburn University School of Law).

  • There is additional parking off MacVicar Avenue south of the Law School (lot 9) which is most easily accessed from MacVicar and 19th Street.



There is a bike rack underneath the walkway that connects the Memorial Union and the Living Learning Center (they both have signs). After you have turned on to Southwest Jewell Avenue from 17th Street, go to the end of the roundabout. The bike rack is to the left of the roundabout underneath the walkway.

To get to campus using the Topeka Metro, go to TopekaMetro.org for more information. Please keep in mind that the buses are occasionally behind schedule.