FHFF will be a Virtual Film Festival, October 14th through October 24th. We will schedule films for the first three days of film screenings (10/15-17) so that we can follow each screening with Q & A with the filmmaker. The following 7 days will be VOD with a virtual awards ceremony on 10/24. We would have invited the filmmaker to attend but now we will hope to do a live-streamed Q & A session that will be recorded and shown with each of the VOD viewings.
The festival will stream selected documentaries and shorts for 10 days, October 14 through 24, 2021. The virtual festival will feature real-time live-streamed Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Festival awards will be selected by audience choice votes.

The festival will feature films highlighting fascinating island cultures, marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, current environmental issues, and stirring stories of human interest. OUR VIRTUAL AUDIENCE IS WORLDWIDE.

DIRECTOR SERIES will resume in February 2021

Call for Submissions for impactful documentary films highlighting heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, marine ecology, social justice, the environment, and stirring human interest stories.

Selected films will be scheduled each month from December 2020 through September 2021. Films will be offered on-demand 24/7 for 10-14 days during the scheduled month and will include a Livestream Q&A with the filmmakers during the streaming period.

FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
Chosen by viewing audience voting
Overall Favorite Feature Documentary. Screened again as the Final Film for FHFF.
Additional awards will be presented for:
Feature Film and Short Film Categories by theme:
* Explorers and Adventures
*Things to Consider
*Tales from the Heart

Student Film Awards in age categories, 11-17 & 18-26.
• Audience Choice in each age category.

Award winners receive a personalized metal salmon sculpture made by Chuck Moen of Sandy Oregon.

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSION FESTIVAL REQUIREMENTS

Feature Documentary and Docudrama films ting about the diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Rim and beyond. Films will feature fascinating island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, current environmental issues and stirring human- interest stories.

Shorts Films are all considered 40 minutes or less, not limited to documentaries.

Student Film Categories, Age Group 11-17 and 18-26. Please designate filmmaker age with submission. Student Film Submission must be 2 to 15 minutes. Live-action or animated Documentary Short Films.
-Features: Documentary and Documentary Bio Dramas
-Shorts: All

Friday Harbor Film Festival features award-winning documentary films about the diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Rim. Films will feature fascinating island cultures, marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, current environmental issues, and stirring human interest stories. Live screen sessions with filmmakers will be scheduled throughout the virtual film festival event.
www.fhff.org for films from past festivals.

Copyright Agreement: By entering this contest, all entrants agree that their submissions are original pieces of work, and do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others, and are in compliance with all copyright laws. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted film. The Friday Harbor Film Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third-party claims for copyright infringement. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to secure authorization and permission from the owner(s) of any and all trademarked content or materials included within the submitted film. The Friday Harbor Film Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third-party claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition.

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  • Maxfield Biggs

    Overall a great festival with wonderful communication, a great list of films, and care being taken throughout. Our film won the Laszlo Pal award and it was mailed to me in an extremely timely manner as well, packaged very safely. Even in covid, this was a good time!

    July 2021
  • Leo Horrigan

    This festival takes its subject matter very seriously without taking itself too seriously. I enjoyed all of my interactions with festival staff, and the event did a lot to amplify the messages in my documentary film.

    February 2021
  • Mark Pedelty

    A focused, meaningful, and well run festival that combines the best of local flavor with issues and films of global relevance.

    November 2020
  • John Gussman

    this is the best little film festival to enter and attend.

    November 2020
  • Eliza Goode

    Absolutely lovely. Great films, wonderful hospitality, lots of opportunities to talk with fascinating filmmakers and film subjects! I only wish it was longer so I could see every single film!

    November 2019