Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces October Lineup

Posted July 23, 2021 at 4:30 am by

"Stories of Us: Camp Second Chance" will be played during the October film festival. Friday Harbor Film Festival, Contributed.

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From the Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val con­grat­u­lates San Juan Island’s Eliza Habeg­ger, win­ner of the orga­ni­za­tion’s crowd­sourc­ing film eval­u­a­tion project in May.

Because she rat­ed and com­ment­ed on the most films sub­mit­ted through Film­Free­way, she will receive a free pass to the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Hybrid Fes­ti­val in Octo­ber. Four run­ners-up will each receive a 30% dis­count on fes­ti­val pass­es or tick­ets of their choice.

As a result of all con­test par­tic­i­pants’ com­ments, the fol­low­ing five top-rat­ed films will be shown dur­ing the hybrid fes­ti­val Oct. 14–24.

Fea­ture 1: “Sto­ries of Us: Camp Sec­ond Chance.” Direc­tor Melin­da Rae­byne embeds her­self at one of Seat­tle’s home­less camps, Camp Sec­ond Chance, one win­ter, chal­leng­ing pub­lic igno­rance and human­iz­ing a pop­u­la­tion that locals would rather neglect.

Short 2: “The Hunt for the Asian Giant Hor­net.” Sci­en­tists race to stop the spread of a new inva­sive species to bring bal­ance to our ecosys­tem before it’s too late — but first, they have to find it.

Short 3: “Rafi­ki – Friend.” The sto­ry of Rafi­ki, a sil­ver­back moun­tain goril­la from the Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble For­est Nation­al Park in Ugan­da, Africa.

Short 4: “Tuned Up.” Pat, a gui­tarist in the band Car­manah, advo­cates for cli­mate action and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, tour­ing in a 1970s bus run­ning on used veg­etable oil, inspir­ing peo­ple to make their own small changes.

Short 5: “A Boy’s Jour­ney: Cross­ing the Alenui­ha­ha Chan­nel.” Eleven-year-old Bobo Gal­lagher became the first per­son ever to cross the Alenui­ha­ha Chan­nel on a wing and a foil. This is his story.

It is not too ear­ly to mark your cal­en­dar to view these and many oth­er excel­lent doc­u­men­tary films to be shown dur­ing the ninth annu­al film festival.

The event kicks off with an awards gala on Oct. 14 and will fea­ture in-per­son screen­ings Oct. 15–17 fol­lowed by on-demand stream­ing Oct. 18–24 at

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