Friday Harbor Documentary Film Festival Debuts October 11-13

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. The festival will feature an impressive array of 25 acclaimed and award-winning documentary films from all over the world which spotlight stories of the Pacific Rim.

Special events created to entertain, inspire and enlighten include: a Filmmakers Soiree, Kidz Cinema–a program of films by young people, and the Filmmakers Forum, where filmmakers gather to share their perspectives and insights into the art of documentary filmmaking.

Many filmmakers will be on hand throughout the event to introduce their films and participate in the Filmmakers Forum, 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: exotic and remote island cultures, revealing marine ecology, heroic adventures, sustainable agriculture, social justice, 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,

LOCAL HEROES: Shining Night, Honor and Sacrifice, Salmon Confidential, andThe 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, marina and airport. For complete information about the event, tickets and travel planning assistance, visit Tickets are also available at the San Juan Community Theatre box office, in person (100 Second St., FridayHarbor), 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” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice – 2013. For more information about travel, accommodation and activities, visit

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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