Beautiful Mt Baker and San Juan Islands,

Summer 2020


Join us all summer long for our monthly series of streaming documentaries.

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ON-DEMAND August 19-23, 2020

Live Q&A Webinar, August 23, 6:00pm PDT


In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land.


Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets.

Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

Friday Harbor Film Festival has partnered with Picturemotion and Patagonia Films to bring you this exclusive FREE screening of this important and timely film.

Join us during the streaming period beginning August 19th, and ending with a live webinar Q&A on August 23rd at 6:00pm PDT.  RSVP below to receive your free screening and Zoom Webinar links today!


2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

ON-DEMAND September 1-30, 2020

Pre-order your Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour today!

Cost:  $10

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour (Virtual Version) is a 80-minute theatrical program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.


Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and created a home for both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.


The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alumni Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Debra Granik, Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.

The 8th Annual Festival is going VIRTUAL!

Join us October 15-25 for 10 days of streaming documentaries, "live" virtual Q&A's with filmmakers, awards, and much more!

Details coming soon.

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