It Takes a Small Village
This year we are celebrating the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s fifth anniversary!
We are so proud of our significant achievement!! None of this would be possible without our FHFF ohana — a special group of friends and neighbors who devote a great deal of time and effort to this event. Without the efforts of this extremely committed group of islanders, the Film Festival simply could not happen nor continue for five years.
Our volunteers believe in the importance of conveying important and meaningful stories through film, as well as discussions with the filmmakers themselves. To that end, they help us to solicit sponsors and advertisers; to design, write, and edit our program; to participate in the selection of films; to schedule venues and keep our website updated; to take photos; and to coordinate the housing for visiting filmmakers.
This doesn’t even include the more than 150 people who volunteer each year during the festival itself to staff the venues and the Festival office, plus help us with the ever-important job of set up and clean up for each event.
To all of these energetic and loyal volunteers, we again dedicate this year’s program. Each of you contributes very significantly to the success of our Festival, and we can’t thank you enough!
Lynn Danaher, Director
Karen Palmer, Producer
Film Festival Board & Key Volunteers
|Susan Waters||Board of Directors & Volunteer Coordinator|
|Tony Vivenzio||Board of Directors|
|Melonie Walter||Board of Directors|
|Malcom Suttles||Technical Director|
|Zandra Gutierrez||Office Manager|
|Marcy Hahn||Special Events Coordinator|
|Theresa Simendinger||Publicity & Ad Sales|
|Tif & Gif||Website & Video Editor|
|Ellen Roberts||Program Copywriter|
|Lori Stokes||Program Editor|
|Norris Palmer||Venue set up|
|Ryan Bennett||Jack of all Trades|