The Friday Harbor Film Festival
OPEN CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS
The Friday Harbor Film Festival is asking for submissions of documentary films about the diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Rim and beyond. Films at the Festival will feature fascinating island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, current environmental issues and stirring human- interest stories. To review films shown in the past years, click the “Festival” menu above and choose Film Archive. Also, films from 2016 are listed here.
Film submission deadline is July 1st, 2017
Features: Documentary and Documentary – Dramas
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT
Eligibility: The Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Project is open to all students ranging in age from grade 7 to their first year of University or College.
Theme for 2017: Pacific Connections: Share a film with the FHFF that tells a story of how we are connected to the world around us; it can have an environmental or social justice focus. Ensure that your film has a call to action or a meaningful take away message that can Entertain, Inspire and Enlighten audiences.
Deadline: June 1st, 2017
Notification: July 1st, 2017
Click here for more information.
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The Best of the Fest! Exciting News: The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going on the road, and our first stop is New York City! Check out the trailer below and be sure to click here for more information.
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Oscar Night was a great success! Our team would like to thank the community of Friday Harbor, our fabulous attendees and wonderful volunteers for your support of this event. A special thank you to the San Juan Island Yacht Club for providing the venue, Jane Buck for her incredible decorations, and Felicity Milne for preparing such a delicious meal. Stay tuned for more updates from the team at the Friday Harbor Film Festival, we have more exciting things on the way!
Check out these photos of Oscar Night…
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Winter Film Series
Starting January 17th, the Friday Harbor Film Festival team will be commencing our winter film series. The 2016 Festival favorites — as selected by our attendees — will be screened at the Grange on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Screenings will start at 7pm sharp, so arrive early to get a seat. See the poster for the specific schedule of films.
This exciting film series, to be co-hosted by Theresa Simendinger and Jessica Lansfield, will kick off on January 17 and run through June 6. Entry will be by donation (with all proceeds supporting Festivals in future years).
If you would like to help organize the series, set up chairs or to make a donation that will help cover screening fees and venue costs, please stop by the Film Festival’s office on First Street or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here are the FHFF Award winning films from the 2016 festival:
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Audience Favorite
The Babushkas of Chernobyl Things to Consider
Lost & Found Explorers & Adventures
The Last Gold Tales from the Heart
Taming Wild-A Girl and A Mustang Local Heroes
The Serene Heartache Shorts
El Jungo Young Filmmakers Project Film Award, Directors Max Kessler & Per Black
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The Friday Harbor Film Festival happens annually on San Juan Island in Washington State and features documentary films that Entertain – Inspire – Enlighten us about the the people, cultures and environment that make up the area known as the Pacific Rim.
- Entertain audiences through the art of compelling storytelling;
- Inspire audience members, as well as filmmakers to be a force for positive change;
- Enlighten all participants by conveying relevant information, creating awareness and expanding appreciation of our fragile planet, diverse cultures and those daring to explore new frontiers.
- Encourage students to learn the art of storytelling thru film, by participating in the Young Filmmakers Project.
Keep up-to-date about year-round events and the 2016 Friday Harbor Film Festival through Facebook, Twitter or our email newsletter. Or stop by and see us at our Office & Hospitality Center at 10 First Street, Friday Harbor.
Announcing the Friday Harbor Film Festival Society! Click here for more info.
To support the on-going success and development of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, please consider making a contribution to us through PayPal, or sign up for smile.amazon.com. All donations pass through to the Pacific Islands Research Institute (PIRI) our founding organization. PIRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.