Free Programs And Short Films At Friday Harbor Film Festival
Posted October 12, 2021 at 5:49 am by Tim Dustrude
Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA — Friday Harbor Film Festival opens with a FREE Opening Broadcast Honoring Filmmakers on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 pm. This special livestream event celebrates all filmmakers showing their work at the festival. The evening will begin with an introduction of the filmmakers, followed by a video highlighting all the films scheduled during both the Livestream and On-Demand Festivals. The Local Hero Award will be presented to Verne Howard, Friday Harbor businessman and philanthropist.
The Livestream Festival follows from Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17, offering 30+ exciting feature documentaries paired with 20+ short films. Most will be followed by audience-participation Q&As with the filmmakers. Details on all films and the schedule are available at FHFF.org. San Juan County students will have free access to 4 features due to the generosity of Suzie Mygatt Wakefield.
Thanks to the support of our many sponsors FHFF can offer FREE access to over 30 short films and 10+ student films during the On-Demand Festival, Monday, October 18 through Sunday, October 24. Recorded Q&As from the previous weekend will also be available at no cost.
Due to generous sponsorships, FHFF can present mainstream, new feature films at very reasonable prices. All-Access Passes cost only $75. 5‑Ticket Passes cost only $35. Passes are available now at FHFF.org/passes. Single Tickets will be available for $8 beginning October 15.
FHFF will conclude on Sunday, October 24 at 7 pm with the Audience Choice Awards Webinar, also offered at no charge. The Film Festival’s most popular feature film will receive the Audience Choice Award – Best Overall, and the most popular short will receive the Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film. Both winning documentaries will be screened that evening. Additional awards will be presented to the filmmakers of the best features in each category — Explorers and Adventures, Things to Consider, Tales from the Heart – and to students in 2 groups — 13–17 years of age and 18–26 years of age. All awards are based on the votes of those viewing the films.
It’s time to mark your calendar, check out the Film Guide and schedule, and purchase your pass for the Friday Harbor Film Festival October 14–24. Watch it all from the comfort of your favorite chair!
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