The exciting seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, to be held Oct. 25-27, 2019 on San Juan Island, will screen 31 new documentary films, 23 short films, and a selection of films produced by student filmmakers. Films will be shown in six venues, all within an easy walk from the ferry landing, airport, and port. 

Special events include the Opening Night Filmmakers Gala, during which the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Paul G. Allen for his extraordinary achievements in documentary filmmaking through his company, Vulcan Productions. The informal Filmmakers Forum will be held Saturday morning. 

The Festival closes on Sunday night with the Audience Choice Awards, honoring the best films. The Local Hero Award will be presented to Joe Gaydos, founder of the SeaDoc Society. The László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award will be presented to a promising young filmmaker, whose winning film be screened. 

Each year the Festival invites dedicated, talented filmmakers to showcase their documentary films’ unique ability to entertain, inspire, and enlighten audiences while encouraging students to learn the art storytelling through film.

It takes a small village to produce the Festival, which depends on the dedication of a group of extremely committed friends and neighbors who devote their time and energy to the event. They believe in the importance of conveying important and meaningful stories through film, as well as discussions with the filmmakers themselves. 

The Festival is offering an Early Bird Festival Pass that provides priority seating, access to all venues and screenings, and one ticket to the opening night Gala for $175. Save $25 by purchasing it at FHFF.org. where full details about this year’s Festival are posted.

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