The Friday Harbor Film Festival
Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Friday Harbor film Festival, November 4, 5 & 6, 2016. Each year the Friday Harbor Film Festival, located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington, invites dedicated and talented Filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their Documentary films’ unique ability to;
- 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.
This year’s film selection promises to be a rare opportunity to see some of the most thought-provoking and enlightening films available. We are still in the process of selecting films, so the Friday Harbor Film Festival invites Filmmakers to submit their films to us for consideration. The film selection process runs January 1st through July 1st, 2016. You may submit your film at this link: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FridayHarborFilmFestival or request further info by contacting our producer Karen@fhff.or
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Max Kessler, the award winner from our first Young Filmmaker’s Project (with the video above) has a new film Minimal Impact that we will be screening this year at the festival. We are so proud to be able to share these films.
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24-Hour Young Filmmaker’s Experience
Over the weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2016, the Friday Harbor Film Festival together with Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School held the first ever 24 Hour Young Filmmaker’s Experience, where several teams of high school and middle school students created… (Read more)
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2016 Young Filmmaker’s Project
A competition for students of all ages to create a film, no more than 5 minutes in length, to be submitted to us no later than June 1st, 2016. Selected films will be shown at this years Festival. Filmmakers have a chance to win a $500 scholarship.
Mentors available will be available to help students with all aspects of filmmaking – planning, shooting, editing, etc.
For more information please contact Kristine: 298-2623
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Easter Island Expedition –
All the significant archaeological sites will be explored in depth as well as several lesser sites that most visitors to Easter Island never get to visit. Field work will be performed relative to the numerous petroglyphs illustrating constellations at some of the… (read more)
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SPECIAL EVENT – 24-Hour Young Filmmakers’ Experience
Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2016 at the STEM Center at Friday Harbor High School
11:00 AM on Saturday, and Noon on Sunday
Open to all students – No experience necessary. Create a 3-minute short film in 24 hours!
Click the poster at right for more information.
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PRESS RELEASE – “The Hunting Ground”, a 2015 film produced by San Juan Islander Amy Herdy is the next film in our 2016 Tuesday Film Series. Amy is also an interviewer in the film and she will be at the screening on March 1st to answer questions.
A Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, this film is… (read more)
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PRESS RELEASE – The Friday Harbor FILM Festival is delighted to announce the 2016 Audience Choice Winter Film Series. It will run January through May on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 7 PM at the Grange. All the films screened this coming winter are audience selected as their favorites.
The Winter Film Series will be… (read more)
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PRESS RELEASE – The 3rd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival was a grand success! There were 32 films and 12 shorts screened in 5 separate venues during the 3 full days of the Film Festival. The rain did not seem to damper attendance: 18% more attended than last year, plus, 20 filmmakers from around the world… (read more)
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Memoirs of a 2015 FHFF Volunteer – When my friend Zandra Gutierrez asked me to volunteer at the 2015 Friday Harbor Film Festival, I was hesitant. For me, coming from Kansas City, Missouri, it’s cars, planes, buses, ferries and walking before I even pull on my volunteer shirt. Then I remembered the beauty of the islands; the excitement of the inaugural festival, and passages were booked… (read more)
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Photo Moments from the 2015 festival – Click here for a gallery of images.
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Sam Elliott thanks the FHFF – Click here
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. Keep up-to-date about year-round events and the 2015 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.
Click here for the full line up of films for 2015.