Friday Harbor Film Festival features 3 days of award winning documentary films 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. Filmmakers will be on hand throughout the event to introduce their films and participate in a forum on documentary filmmaking, mingle with filmgoers and answer questions.

AWARDS: Chosen by Audience voting.
Audience Choice Overall
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best of theme: "Tales from the Heart"
"Explorers & Adventures"
"Things To Consider"

Winners receive large metal "Salmon" award.

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSION FESTIVAL REQUIREMENTS

Documentary films 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.

RULES

Film submission deadline is July 5th, 2019

-Features: Documentary and Documentary style Bio Dramas

-Shorts: All

Friday Harbor Film Festival features 3 days of award winning documentary films about the diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Rim. Films will feature fascinating island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, current environmental issues and stirring human- interest stories. Filmmakers will be on hand throughout the event to introduce their films and participate in a forum on documentary filmmaking, mingle with filmgoers and answer questions. Go to 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 is 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.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Partho Gupte

    Friday Harbor has been the most special experience for me as a student filmmaker. The warmth, generous hospitality and personal communication at every point made it truly memorable. The festival's emphasis on socially relevant content also made viewing films highly educative. Every film maker should participate in this festival!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    I was such a joy to have you attend the Friday Harbor Film Festival! You have great vision and talent. We clearly illustrated that by giving you the Lazslo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award! We cannot wait to screen more of your films.

  • Aimie Vallat

    This festival is a wonderful intersection of a very engaged local community with a filmmaker-focused event. The screenings are full of thoughtful audience members who are genuinely curious about storytelling. There are also multiple opportunities for filmmakers to connect and they've curated some fantastic filmmaker events. I highly recommend this festival with its small town feel, wonderful responsive staff and a community that really celebrates documentary filmmaking.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your kind and enthusiastic review !!! Comments like your make all our hard work worthwhile!!!

  • Kent Loomer

    Great festival and an incredible staff that brings it to life! Incredible communication from start to finish. The community really supports the festival and the venues allow your film to be seen in a professional setting. Highly recommend

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Kent, for such a great review and endorsement!!! Your film spoke to the heart!

  • Aleksandr Rikhterman

    A small film festival with an enormous heart! Every year the Friday Harbor Film Festival team pours their heart and soul into this true filmmakers film festival. They value the filmmaker and make sure to provide an incredible reception, experience, and stay in Friday Harbor. I would definitely recommend for accepted filmmakers to experience the film festival in person for themselves.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Filmmakers are our celebrities!! You create valuable stories and it’s our job to make sure all filmgoers experience your films and learn from your efforts!!! Thanks for the shout out!!!! So glad you attended!!

  • Angie Violet Hawes

    The most wonderful film festival in the world.
    Great communication, very nice people and sweet awards!
    Looking forward to next year!
    Thank you very much!!!!
    Angel Violet Hawes

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    You have real talent, great vision and a valuable sense of humour! Send us more!