Our on-demand streaming period ended at 11:45pm on Sunday, Oct 25th.
Thank you for attending this year's first virtual festival!
Recorded livestream filmmaker Q&A's (Q&A only, no film screening),
are available to view for free through October 31st.
2020 Festival Awards
As we have for each of the last 7 years, we are delighted to honor filmmakers who have done outstanding work through our Awards Program. We are very pleased to present the following awards this year: Local Hero Award, two Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Awards, and Audience Choice Awards for the Best Short Film and the Best Feature Film.
Local Hero Award
THE LOCAL HERO AWARD is presented each year to a present or former resident of the San Juan Islands who has made outstanding contributions to our quality of life, impacting people, animals, the arts, health, or the environment.
Friday Harbor Film Festival wishes to congratulate our 2020 Local Hero Award Recipient:
Angels are Made of Light
James Longley, Director | 117 minutes
Student Film Showcase
THE LASZLO PAL EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
THE LASZLO PAL
EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD,
recognizing emerging young talent in filmmaking, is presented this year to the creators of the Festival’s best student short films in two age categories.
The winning films have been chosen by votes of people viewing the Student Film Showcase during the Festival. Each awardee will receive a Lewis and Clark Compass.
The Student Film Showcase is made possible through a generous donation by
Suzy Mygatt Wakefield and Jay Wakefield
Audience Choice Awards
Our Virtual Balloting System has been keeping track of all viewer ratings since we began streaming on October 15th. We ended voting at midnight on the October 24th and ran the tabulation algorithm to determine our audience favorites. Results were close. Real close.
The scoring algorithm generates a rating from 1-100 with our films scoring from the mid-70's to the mid-90's. The top two films in each category scored a few points higher than other films in the same category, but differed only by a few one-hundredths of a point. We therefore effectively have a tie for Best Feature and for Best Short. Check out the winners below!
Each awardee will receive a personalized metal salmon sculpture made by Chuck Moen of Sandy, Oregon. These outstanding films are available for viewing at no charge on October 25th.