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Press Releases

News and Updates

Press Release for immediate release Sept. 16, 2017 A GOOD AMERICAN Nominated as best documentary feature at multiple film festivals, including festivals in Palm Springs, Cleveland, and Nashville. An eye-opening and deeply disturbing documentary,&...

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Celebrating 5th Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 26, 2017 The Friday Harbor Film Festival is celebrating its 5th annual documentary film festival November 3, 4, 5 2017 in the historic seaside community of Friday Harbor on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State....

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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 ...

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Free Special Screening

Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike's Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The screening is free, so arrive early and enjoy dinner and a film with us. Mi...

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A Look at the Friday Harbor Film Festival Highlights

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival on Nov. 4–6, featured line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrated the art of filmmaking. [caption id="attachment_2521" align="alignright" width="225"] Richard Chew accepts...

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Who Was Andrew V. McLaglen?

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Who was Andrew V. McLaglen? The man behind the Friday Harbor Film Festival's Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, the award will be given to Richard Chew. The award presentation will occur at the Opening Night Film...

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Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

October 27th, 2016 FRIDAY HARBOR, WA –On November 4, as part of the Jump for Joy program, professional athletes Neil Amonson, and Jeff Shapiro will be skydiving into local schools to spark interest in living life to the fullest and this year’s Friday H...

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Astronaut <span class="amp">&</span> Actor Pete Freeland Attends Festival

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6! Freeland grew up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School;...

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Richard Chew Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5-6, is honoring Richard Chew, a distinguished Academy Award-winning film editor and producer, with this year’s Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award. The Festival ...

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Letter to Elementary and Middle School Parents and Guardians

On November 4-5-6, 2016, the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will take place. We have an amazing line up this year of over 45 great documentary films and shorts that tell compelling stories. We are featuring several local films, including Sonic ...

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