It Takes a Small Village

This year we are cel­e­brat­ing the Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s fifth anniver­sary!

Some of our won­der­ful vol­un­teers:  Susan Waters, Zan­dra Gutier­rez, Karen Palmer, Tim Dus­trude, Lori Stokes, Ellen Roberts, Mar­cy Hahn, Lau­ra Sac­cio, Mal­colm Sut­tles, Lynn Dana­her, There­sa Simendinger


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

Lynn Dana­her Direc­tor
Karen Palmer Pro­duc­er
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
Matt Pranger Pho­tog­ra­ph­er
Ellen Roberts Pro­gram Copy­writer
Lori Stokes Pro­gram Edi­tor
Nor­ris Palmer Venue set up
Ryan Ben­nett Jack of all Trades