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1Oth ANNUAL FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

Celebrating 10 years of bringing extraordinary documentaries to Friday Harbor!

FROM THEN TO NOW

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In 2013 FHFF began with a splash in 4 venues, screening 25 films, hosting the Filmmakers Soiree and Filmmakers Forum.

PRODUCING THE FILM FESTIVAL

It Takes a Small Village

 

This year we are celebrating the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s tenth 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 energy to this event.  Without the efforts of this extremely committed group of islanders, the Film Festival simply could not happen nor continue for ten years. 

 

Our volunteers believe in the importance of conveying meaningful stories through film, as well as discussions with the filmmakers themselves. 

More than 150 volunteers help us to: 

  • Solicit sponsors and advertisers

  • Design, write, and edit our program 

  • Help select films

  • Schedule venues

  • Social media and online presence

  • Take photos

  • Coordinate housing for visiting filmmakers

  • Staff the venues and festival office

  • Set up for each event

  • Clean up after each event

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To all these energetic and loyal volunteers, we dedicate this year’s program.  Each of you contributes significantly to the success of our festival, and we can’t thank you enough!

 

If you would like to join us as a volunteer, you can signup HERE.

 

Karen Palmer, Director

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OUR MISSION

Each year, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington, invites dedicated and talented filmmakers to showcase their documentary films’ unique ability to:

  • Entertain audiences through the art of compelling storytelling;

  • Inspire audience members and filmmakers to be a force for positive change;

  • Enlighten all participants by conveying relevant information, creating awareness, and expanding appreciation of our fragile planet, diverse cultures, and those daring to explore new frontiers; 

  • Encourage students to learn the art of storytelling through film by participating in the Young Filmmakers Project. 

THE CREW

Karen Palmer - Director

Mark Kyle - Production Director

Ellen Roberts - Publicity & Festival Coordinator

Theresa Simendinger - Advertising & Promotion Director

Susan Waters - Student & Volunteer Development

Norris Palmer - In-Theatre Production

Lee Taylor - Event Coordinator

Malcolm Suttles - Technical Coordinator

Anthony Vivenzio - Attorney

Lynn Danaher - Co-Founder

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