- FILMMAKERS’ FORUM NOV. 5 2017 — SPOTLIGHT ON VENUES -
-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — SPOTLIGHT ON SELECT 2017 FILMS -
FHFF October 10, 2017 UPDATES
SPOTLIGHT ON FHFF- TWO NEW VENUES FOR 2017!
Located within walking distance of the Friday Harbor ferry landing and downtown at the corner of Second and Reed, Isle Seat shares a space within the Dance Workshop 2 studio. The Isle Seat venue is a versatile 1000 square foot area with seating for 100 patrons. it is the perfect setting for intimate performances, workshops, and film screenings. Isle Seat Theatre was developed with the intent to provide a space for local artists and organizations to perform, learn, and celebrate. Entertainment is life, let’s have a bit of fun!
Enjoy select Festival films in the Palace Theater. First rate projection and sound, theater seating, and you can purchase real “movie” popcorn!
Join Us November 3–5, 2017!
FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Online ticket sales are available at http://www.fhff.org/purchase-tickets/ Pre-sale of festival tickets are available at the FHFF Office, payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Tickets are also on sale through the San Juan Community Theatre Box Office at https://tickets.sjctheatre.org/.
FHFF ticket prices are among the lowest cost admission of any regional film festival. Tickets may be purchased per film for $12.00 each; in packages of 5 films for $55.00 or 10 films for $100.00. The best value is an ALL ACCESS Wristband for $150.00, which gives admission to all films and special events, including the Opening Night Filmmaker’s Gala. Tickets for the Gala may also be purchased separately for $75.00. Contact email@example.com, or call 360–298-1939 for more information.
ENTERTAIN * INSPIRE * ENLIGHTEN
Open Volunteer Opportunities Are Available!
We Need Your Help!
Openings for LEAD at Isle Seat Theater & Brickworks, staffing Information & Hospitality Center, various shifts available at one of our 6 venues, serving at the Opening Night Gala, or as a
Master of Ceremonies!
Be a part of the team that makes the festival happen. Get involved! It’s fun! Contribute a 3 hour shift, a day, or longer. Receive festival passes, logo wear and more!
FOR VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS & TO SIGN UP — GO TO — http://www.fhff.org/volunteer/
HELP IS NEEDED NOW IN THE FHFF OFFICE !
From 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM each day — Volunteers needed to staff the office and prepare for the festival.
The festival would not be possible without volunteer support.
We thank all of our wonderful volunteers for contributing their time and talents!
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
SPOTLIGHT ON 2017 FHFF FILMS
Director: Michele Westmorland
Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera is a documentary film about Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades. In 1926, Caroline Mytinger set out on a four-year adventure to the “Land of Headhunters” in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to paint Melanesia’s inhabitants. Eighty years later, her work inspires American photographer Michele Westmorland to retrace Caroline’s journey and Papua New Guinean painter Jeffry Feeger to interpret contemporary counterparts of Caroline’s paintings. Headhunt Revisited connects these artists in a story that is personal and universal, illustrating how art transcends time, genre and geography, continuing to inspire new generations of artists and non-artists alike about the importance of documenting culture and tradition.
Learn more at http://www.fhff.org/portfolio/headhunt-revisitede/ or in the 2017 Festival Program Guide: http://www.fhff.org/the-schedule/
Screenings — Friday at 1pm & Saturday 1pm (Brickworks)
SPOTLIGHT ON 2017 FHFF FILMS
Director: Friedrich Moser
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, A Good American tells the complete story of a groundbreaking, very sophisticated surveillance program – known as “ThinThread” — that was intended to gather data capable of providing clues, in real time, of potential terrorist threats.
The brilliant mastermind behind the program’s development was a cryptologist and long-time National Security Agency analyst and Technical Director, Bill Binney. The surveillance program, which was killed off by NSA management only weeks prior to 9/11, was evidently far more effective and inexpensive than the now discredited programs being pursued by the U.S. and European Union governments. According to the film, built-in safeguards would have prevented the massive surveillance methods later exposed by Edward Snowden. So why was this program killed off? And who was responsible for the decision?
Learn more at http://www.fhff.org/portfolio/a-good-american/ or in the 2017 Festival Program Guide http://www.fhff.org/the-schedule/
Screenings — Friday at 1pm (Grange) & Saturday 7pm (Gubelman)
SPOTLIGHT ON 2017 FHFF FILMMAKERS’ FORUM
Sunday, November 5 — 9 am to 12 noon
Are you interested in hearing about how documentaries are made?
Have you ever considered making your own documentary?
At the relaxed, informal Filmmakers’ Forum, you will have the opportunity to learn about the art of filmmaking — how films are planned, filmed, and produced – from the people who made this year’s films. Visiting filmmakers will participate in a lively discussion of their experiences creating the documentaries screened at the Festival.
Audience members are invited to enter the conversation, ask questions or offer comments. To get a peek at what is in store, come meet the filmmakers during the Opening Night Gala, where they will be introduced.
SPOTLIGHT ON 2017 FHFF FILMS
Directors: Lou Karsen and Tracy Rector
The Maiden of Deception Pass: Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation. She agreed to marry a man of the sea, who threatened to take the plentiful sea-life away from the area if she did not. Her reluctant father demanded that she return annually. After 4 years, this became difficult.
Today Ko-kwahl-alwoot lives eternally underwater. The film tells her story about how tribal history inspires generations of Samish people.
This film will be shown during the Friday Night Gala. Representatives from the Samish Nation will open this event.
Learn more at http://www.fhff.org/portfolio/the-maiden-of-deception-pass/ or in the 2017 Festival Program Guide http://www.fhff.org/the-schedule/
Screenings — Friday at 7pm (Whittier-GALA) & Saturday 4pm (Grange)
SPOTLIGHT ON 2017 FHFF FILMS
Director: Charles Wilkinson
Vancouver No Fixed Address: The skyrocketing cost of housing in cities across the world is a much-discussed topic these days. No Fixed Address takes an uncompromising look at the housing crisis in Vancouver, B.C., where citizens are fighting to preserve homes as living spaces instead of global financial commodities.
It is also a story about the very idea of home — what promotes or destroys one’s sense of belonging — and people’s struggle to cope with today’s often threatening economic and social forces. Vancouver consistently ranks in the top five of the world’s most desirable cities in which to live, with its unparalleled natural beauty, a relatively clean environment, safe streets, stable institutions, and an attitude that prioritizes lifestyle over work. While it is paradise for some, others are forced by high prices to live on the streets or in substandard conditions, or struggle to hang on to the homes they have.
Learn more at http://www.fhff.org/portfolio/vancouver-no-fixed-address/ or in the 2017 Festival Program Guide http://www.fhff.org/the-schedule/
Screenings — Friday at 10am (Grange) & Saturday 4pm (Isle Seat)
Support the Friday Harbor Film Festival!
Join the FHFF Film Society, or Donate to the FHFF @ http://www.fhff.org/film-society/
See You At The Movies!
THE MISSION OF THE FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
Each year, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington, invites dedicated and talented Filmmakers 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 participate in the Young Filmmakers Project to learn the art of storytelling thru film.
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