Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 — 25

Posted September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am by


The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is going vir­tu­al this year, fea­tur­ing award-win­ning doc­u­men­taries, short films, and stu­dent-made films, as well as dai­ly livestreamed Q&As with film­mak­ers. All films will be avail­able on demand for 10 days, Octo­ber 15–25. Q&As will be record­ed for those who can’t par­tic­i­pate via livestream. Read about this year’s line­up at Detailed infor­ma­tion about how to par­tic­i­pate vir­tu­al­ly is avail­able on the website.

Thanks to the gen­eros­i­ty of part-time islanders and enthu­si­as­tic film fes­ti­val sup­port­ers Suzy Mygatt Wake­field and Jay Wake­field, all films entered in the Stu­dent Film Com­pe­ti­tion will be avail­able FREE for every­one to screen. The Wakefield’s want to intro­duce stu­dents to the art of film­mak­ing by view­ing their peers’ work, while also encour­ag­ing fam­i­ly view­ing of thought­ful doc­u­men­tary pro­gram­ming, and inspir­ing inter­est in the films FHFF offers. View­ing the stu­dent films begins ear­ly – Octo­ber 10 – at

Audi­ence mem­bers will vote for the Audi­ence Choice Awards for Best Fea­ture, Best Short, and the Las­z­lo Pal Emerg­ing Film­mak­er Award in two age cat­e­gories (ages 11–17 and 18–26). This year’s Local Hero Award will be pre­sent­ed to doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er James Lon­g­ley. After grow­ing up on San Juan Island, he has gone on to become an award-win­ning film­mak­er and pho­tog­ra­ph­er. His recent film, Angels Are Made of Light, will be fea­tured dur­ing the fes­ti­val. The Audi­ence Choice Awards live stream­ing pre­sen­ta­tion is sched­uled for Sun­day, Octo­ber 25.

Get ready for this amaz­ing Fes­ti­val! Ten full days of FAMILY Films for 1 low pack­age price of $75. Pre-pur­chase your All-Access Pass ($75) or 5‑Film Pass ($35) NOW at Sin­gle-film tick­ets ($7.50) will be avail­able begin­ning on Octo­ber 15. Gath­er your fam­i­ly togeth­er, as all can watch on one pass!

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