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First Film Fest INN Friday Harbor

The first annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will feature three days of award-winning, jaw-dropping, eye-opening documentary films about the diverse cultures and environments of the Pacific Rim.

FHFF

Lots of filmmakers will be on hand throughout the event to INNtroduce their films, participate INN a filmmaking forum, rub elbows and answer questions. Films will be screened at four venues INN downtown Friday Harbor all around the corner from our Friday Harbor Hotel: the Whittier and Gubelman Theatres at San Juan Community Theatre, the San Juan Island Grange, and the San Juan Room at Friday Harbor House.

Here's the lineup:

Food FHFFFriday, Oct 11th

  • 10:00 AM - Hospitality and welcome center open at FHFF office at 10 First Street.
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 PM - Film screenings will be held in three venues.
  • 5:30 PM-7:30 PM - A very special Filmmakers Soireé with great food and wine is planned for the evening at San Juan Community Theatre in the Gubelman Room. The Soireé is exclusively for filmmakers, sponsors and holders of Captain Passes.
  • 7:45 PM in the Whittier Theatre, renowned composer Morten Lauridsen will perform one of his works on piano, accompanied by a chorus; this will be followed by a screening of Shining Night, an award-winning documentary about his life and music.

Saturday, Oct 12thBlackfish

  • 10:00 AM - Hospitality and welcome center open at FHFF office at 10 First Street.
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 PM - Film screenings will be held in all four venues.
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - There will be two special events in the afternoon: Kids Cinema at the San Juan Island Grange and Filmmakers Forum at the Friday Harbor House, San Juan Room (both of which will be available to all Saturday Deck Hand, Mariner and Captain Pass holders).

Girl FHFFSunday, Oct 13th

  • 10:00 AM - Hospitality and welcome center open at the FHFF office at 10 First Street.
  • 10:00 AM to 6:15 PM - Film screenings will be held in all four venues.
  • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Food and Wine Celebration at the San Juan Island Grange
  • 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Don't miss the Awards Ceremony festivities at  San Juan Community Theatre with announcements of the "Audience Favorite," a special "Local Hero" award, and winner of our Pedego Electric Bike Raffle, followed by a final screening of the winning film.

Be sure to checkout www.FHFF.org for complete INNformation!

INNsider Tip

All of the film screenings are "festival seating," which means that there are no assigned seats (seating is first-come, first served). Passes are good for all locations, but it's important to note that entry is not guaranteed to any specific film!

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Friday Harbor Hotel Island Inn

Rather than search San Juan Island hotels high and low, go with the slow and stay with us!  Book one of our cozy Euros, slick Sweets or over the top Penthouses for the Film Festival and be sure to mention or enter our top secret code *FHFF* when booking for amazing savings!

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