Friday Harbor Film Festival

Best of the Fest

Exciting News: The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going on the road, and our first stop is New York City!

Best of the Fest (from the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Island, WA)

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th Street,
  • New York, NY 10021

The Value of Taking a Risk

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Join us for a fascinating day of great films and informative discussions. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the “Best of the Fest” from its 2016 Film Festival. All the films to be screened highlight the benefits of taking risks, of stepping out of your comfort zone. Each film will be followed with 15-20 minutes of Q & A, either with the filmmaker or an expert on the subject of the film.

In addition to the FILMS, the full-day event will include,

  • Breaks with Snacks twice during the day,
  • A breakfast buffet will be available for the morning program and
  • A filmmaker reception will be included in the afternoon program


  • Morning program (3 films, breakfast and snack break) — $30 per person; 8:00 am check-in
  • Afternoon program (3 films, snack break and reception) — $35 per person; 1:15 pm check-in
  • Full day (all films, 2 snack breaks, breakfast and reception) — $65 per person


Saturday April 1, 2017

  • 8:00am; check in at the Explorers Club; 46 E. 70th Street, NYC
  • 8:00-8:50 am; coffee, tea, breakfast buffet available
  • 9:00 am; Welcome and Introduction to FHFF, along with a short film about the San Juan Islands. Lynn Danaher, Director of the Friday Harbor Film Festival
  • 9:15 am; Taming Wild; Q & A with Elsa Sinclair, filmmaker
  • 10:15 am; The Trees, growing a forest for ground zero; Q & A with Scott Elliott, Filmmaker
  • 11:30 am; short break, beverages and snacks available
  • 11:45 am; Haida Gwaii, on the edge of the world; Q & A with Mary Morris, long time researcher of the area
  • 1:15-2:30 pm; LUNCH BREAK and check in for afternoon program
  • 2:30 pm; In the Land of the Great Bear; Q & A with Mary Morris
  • 3-5 pm; The Last Man on the Moon; Q & A with Mark Craig, filmmaker
  • 5-5:15 pm; short break beverages and snacks available
  • 5:15-6:45 pm; Babushkas of Chernobyl, Q & A with Holly Morris, Director
  • Beverages and Appetizer buffet included.
  • 8:15 pm; close of event