Each year Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the Student Film Showcase.  Student films are entered into a contest and audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite student films. These votes will be used to choose the Audience Choice Student Film Awards in two student categories - 11-17 years of age and 18-26 years of age.  The awards will be announced on Sunday evening.

ALL STUDENT FILMS ARE FREE TO VIEW DURING THE ON-DEMAND FESTIVAL OCT 18-24 due to a generous annual donation from retired school counselor Dr. Suzy Mygatt Wakefield. In addition, she has provided funding to allow San Juan County students and educators access to four feature documentary films.


To qualify for free access to four documentary features provided for San Juan County students and educators, you must be a K-12 student or educator active in San Juan County, Washington.


The reason I am supporting kids to attend the Friday Harbor Film Festival is that I believe these documentaries can teach you a lot about what is going on in the world, and in a few short years, many of you may be taking on leadership roles in your communities.  Being well-informed is vital to being able to discuss issues accurately and with insight.  Your high school teachers are already doing a great job of teaching you about the world; the films at the Friday Harbor Film Festival can help to enhance what you are already learning in many of your classrooms.  I hope that many of you will participate in the Film Festival, if just for a few films that really interest you.  This is a huge opportunity for you, and, since you are a student, it is free!  We look forward to working with your teachers to make this happen!

Suzy Mygatt Wakefield, Ph.D.

Retired High School Counselor