Friday Harbor Film Festival Coming this Oct. 11-12-13, 2013

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Stories of the Pacific Rim, Friday Harbor, WA… The First Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held on October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013, in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, featuring a remarkable array of 25 acclaimed and award-winning documentary films from all over the world that spotlight stories of the Pacific Rim.

Stories of the Pacific Rim, Friday Harbor, WA… The First Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held on October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013, in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, featuring a remarkable array of 25 acclaimed and award-winning documentary films from all over the world that spotlight stories of the Pacific Rim.

This feast of exciting films also includes some great special events, including a Filmmakers' Soiree, a special program of films by young people called Kidz Cinema, and the Filmmakers Forum, where filmmakers gather to share their perspectives and insights into the art of documentary filmmaking. The entire weekend is sure to entertain, inspire and enlighten all who attend.

Many 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 at the conclusion of their film.

Ranging far beyond the iconic orca and salmon of the Pacific Northwest, the films have been specifically selected for their relevance to this area of the world, covering such topics as fascinating island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice concerns, current environmental issues and stirring human-interest stories.

Grouped by theme, the following 25 documentaries will be presented. Currently, trailers of many of the films can be viewed on the film festival website, http://www.fhff.org.

LOCAL HEROES: Shining Night, Honor and Sacrifice, Salmon Confidential, and The Whale

EXPLORERS AND ADVENTURES: Kon Tiki – 2012, Kon Tiki – 1950, Wayfinder, Eastern Rises, Poseidon Project, and AWIM – The Awim People of Papua New Guinea

THINGS TO CONSIDER: Blackfish, Pandora’s Promise, Red Gold, Tiny, Good Food, Black Wave – The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez, Coal, and Keiko the Untold Story.

TALES FROM THE HEART: Back to the Garden, Baraka, Brightwood, Girl Rising, Smokin’ Fish, Taylor Camp, and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.

The Friday Harbor Film Festival will be easily accessible for visitors. Screenings will be held at four venues in downtown Friday Harbor, all within easy walking distance of the ferry. For complete information about the event, tickets and travel planning assistance, visit http://www.fhff.org. Tickets are available at the San Juan Community Theatre box office in person (100 Second St., Friday Harbor), or by telephone at (360) 378-3210.

Attending the Friday Harbor Film Festival is also your opportunity to discover the historic seaport of Friday Harbor, located on San Juan Island in Washington State. Friday Harbor was recently named the “#1 USA Island Destination” and the 4th “Best Island in the World to Visit” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice.

For more information about travel, accommodation and activities, visit http://www.visitsanjuans.com/.

The Friday Harbor Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our community. We are grateful to all our friends and our numerous local sponsors.

CONTACT:
Lynn Danaher, Director
Friday Harbor Film Festival
PO Box 2627
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
captain(at)fhff(dot)org
http://www.fhff.org
(360) 298-1939

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