Stories of the Pacific Rim & Beyond – Friday Harbor Film Festival

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The 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival is is but a week away and once again it will be a good one! More than 30 documentary films telling stories of the Pacific Rim and beyond will be screening in five venues over three full days from Friday, October 25th through Sunday October 27th, 2019.

This inspiring documentary film festival features a dressy Opening Night Gala on Friday honoring all the Filmmakers and serving locally-sourced treats and beverages and closes with the Awards Night on Sunday. The audience selects films as their favorites throughout the Festival in categories such as Tales of the Heart, Things to Consider, and Explorers and Adventurers. The Audience Choice Award – Best Overall film will be screened for the final screening of the festival.

This year’s Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be given posthumously to Paul G. Allen, for his outstanding contributions in film, television, and media. The Local Hero Award is given to Joe Gaydos, Wildlife Veterinarian extraordinaire and Science Director for the SeaDoc Society based on Orcas Island.

The Filmmakers Forum on Saturday, October 29th gives you the opportunity to learn about the art of film-making – from planning, filming and producing –  from the people who made this year’s films.

Be prepared to be entertained, inspired and enlightened with award-winning documentaries and blockbusters covering everything from music, space exploration, bears, whales, the fishing industry, sailing, farming  to mountain climbing! One thing is for sure, there is something for everyone and an event not to be missed!

For more information on the program and descriptions of all the movies being shown from October 25 through 27, please go to the Film Festivals website at

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