Film Festival names this year’s award winners
Posted November 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm by San Juan Update
FHFF shares news about the winning films from this year’s event.
The Friday Harbor Film Festival thanks all the film lovers, filmmakers, volunteers, and sponsors for making the tenth anniversary festival a success. Over 600 people viewed documentaries at the in-theatre festival. Twenty-nine filmmakers attended, speaking at Q&As and at the Filmmakers Forum.
The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sidewinder Films/Foundation for Global Sports Development, followed by a screening of their production of Waterman. Orcas Island educator and photographer Robert Dash was honored with the Local Hero award. He presented a stunning slideshow of his work showing the complex patterns and textures of micro-nature.
Audience Choice Awards were announced Sunday evening, followed by a screening of the winning films:
- Best Overall Feature – The Long Rider, directed by Sean Cisterna
- Explorers & Adventures – Watson, directed by Lesley Chilcott
- Tales from the Heart – Corky, directed by Christine Caruso
- Things to Consider – The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson
- Best Short Film – Bring the Salmon Home, directed by Shane Anderson
Filmmakers and film lovers have been lavish in their praise of the festival. “I think you have set a new standard for how all local and even national film festivals should be organized and run,” said cinematographer Ron Precious. “After a two-year hiatus, you have come back stronger than ever and delivered a primo festival. The Filmmakers’ Forum was another highlight for me. It gives me such great joy to hear today’s young documentary filmmakers expressing their concerns about this art form and their passion to tell a story that has meaning and consequence.”
“Thanks so much for a remarkable festival this past weekend,” Local Hero award winner Robert Dash said. “Ranna and I enjoyed it tremendously, and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality and positive spirit that welcomed us all along the way. It was a great pleasure to connect with you, and to network with other creative participants. You’ve got a great formula and the best people to make it happen. May this festival continue to flourish and inspire far into the future.”
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