FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL RECEIVES GRANT & ANNOUNCES HYBRID FESTIVAL

“Nonprofits are an integral part of communities across this state, and we are grateful for the work you do every day to help make Washington such a great place to live. Thank you for the challenging work you are doing to remain viable and visible as we move towards fully re-opening our state’s economy." - ArtsFund, Washington State Department of Commerce


Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA


Friday Harbor Film Festival is grateful for receiving one of the ArtsFund’s Nonprofit Community Relief Grants. In connection with the Washington State Department of Commerce, this program provides critical funding to a variety of organizations impacted by the pandemic.

FHFF will hold a hybrid festival in mid-October, meaning that it will occur on two platforms over 11 days, October 14 - 24.

  • In-Person Festival will open with a Gala party and awards event on Thursday, October 14, followed by theater-based film screenings Friday through Sunday, October 15 – 17. Filmmaker Q&As will accompany the showings. This year’s venues will be The Palace Theatre and the San Juan Island Grange.

  • Virtual Festival runs October 18 – 24, featuring films accepted through FilmFreeway as well as films and Q&As from In-Person Festival. All will be available on-demand on the website, www.fhff.org. The live stream Festival Finale will feature the Audience Choice Awards presentations on Sunday, October 24.

Filmmakers, both professionals, and students are encouraged to submit their features and short films for consideration at FilmFreeway. Full details are available on FilmFreeway.


Mark your calendars and plan to attend the FHFF Hybrid Festival – October 14 through 24!


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