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Friday Harbor Film Festival presents

BEST OF THE FEST

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Embark on a cinematic journey every month with our curated selection of award-winning documentaries, complete with engaging livestream Q&As, perfect for a cultural date night experience. Ignite your curiosity and uncover the full lineup and event details below.

2024 Best of the Fest Screening Venues

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NOW ACCEPTING FILM

SUBMISSIONS

Join the Journey:
Submit Your Film to the
2024 Friday Harbor Film Festival

Dive into a world where film transcends entertainment—where stories inspire, enlighten, and encourage. The Friday Harbor Film Festival is calling all filmmakers and visionary students to bring their documentaries to the heart of San Juan Island.

Whether you capture the essence of adventure, champion social change, or explore the nuances of our planet and its inhabitants, this is your platform. With categories for feature documentaries, shorts, and a special Young Filmmakers Showcase, your film could illuminate screens and minds this October.

EVENTS

UPCOMING

  • PATRICK AND THE WHALE
    PATRICK AND THE WHALE
    Fri, Jul 12
    San Juan Island Library
    Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Using stunning underwater footage, Patrick explores the fascinating nature of the sperm whale, attempting to shine a light on its intelligence and complexity and highlighting its current and past relationship with humankind. This is a FREE event. No RSVP or tickets are required.
  • Preserving Heritage: Indigenous Documentaries on Salmon Conservation
    Preserving Heritage: Indigenous Documentaries on Salmon Conservation
    Fri, Aug 09
    San Juan Island Library
    Aug 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Aug 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Join us for a captivating evening of documentary films highlighting the vital relationship between Indigenous people and salmon, featuring award-winning and powerful stories of cultural and environmental stewardship. This is a FREE event. No RSVP or tickets are required.
EVENTS

2024

BEST OF THE FEST

FILM
GUIDE

Uncover the stories behind each documentary in our 2024 Best of the Fest Film Guide and immerse yourself in the narratives that captivated audiences.

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