Special Events


Friday, November 4, 2016

Whittier Theatre 7:00 – 10:30 PM

  • Food, beverages
  • Intro of all Filmmakers in Attendance
  • Summary of all films selected for 2016
  • Andrew V McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Winner
  • Screening of the “The Way” THE WAY (directed by Emilio Esteves) is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”

KAVU Collection

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Whittier Theatre 7:00 – 10:00 PM

  • Local hero Award to Bruce Barr founder of the KAVU concept
  • Screening of several of the KAVU adventure films


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday Harbor House 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

  • 30 filmmakers to attend and discuss the art of documentary filmmaking
  • Audience questions encouraged


Sunday, November 6, 2016


Whittier Theatre 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Awards given for the following:

  • Tales from the heart
  • Things to consider
  • Local Heroes
  • Explorers & adventurers
  • Audience choice short film
  • Audience choice full length film

Screening of the Audience Choice Award-winning film.


Be sure to rate each film you see during the Festival. Your ratings, combined with those of all attendees, will determine the winner!

Your Audience Choice Awards voting card is the cardstock insert in your program.

After viewing each film, rate it as 3 (loved it!), 2 (pretty good) or 1 (not my favorite). If you do not see a film, circle N/A.

When you have seen your final film at the Festival, turn in your voting card as you leave; a ballot box is near the exit of each venue.