The Show Goes On…

celluloid bainbridge 2017 is in production!

The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival will begin accepting submissions for our 19th iteration on July 1st, 2017 via FilmFreeway. The festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th. Mark your calendars!

For seventeen years, Celluloid showed only films made on Bainbridge Island or by island filmmakers. In 2016, the festival expanded its reach to the rest of the Pacific Northwest, welcoming submissions from all of Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. This year's festival will also be open to submissions from across our incredible region in hopes of finding the very best of what our corner of the world has to offer.

We look forward to delivering another scintillating edition of Celluloid Bainbridge in 2017. See you there!


The 18th Annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, took place at The Historic Lynwood Theatre on Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th.

Complete with free filmmaking workshops and panels at Rolling Bay Hall, followed by our Opening Night Party at The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach, then by a special featured screening of "8:AM" and "Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire."

Catch us on the cover of the latest edition of Currents Magazine.

Catch us on the cover of the latest edition of Currents Magazine.

For the 2016 season, Celluloid spread its wings and screened films from around the region including Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia bringing the best of the Pacific Northwest to Bainbridge Island.

The festival took on a new life with a new independent website, its own Facebook page, and an upgraded film submission & selection process designed to curate the highest quality collection of films available and to ensure an incredible experience for filmmakers and attendees alike.

Bringing it all together in 2016 was last year’s Guest Festival Director, Matt Longmire, a local filmmaker and Co-Director of the successful Seattle Web Fest, a web series themed film festival now heading into its 3rd year. Matt has worked in film in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and locally with many of the Island’s non-profit and commercial organizations, even teaching local businesses how to create film & videos to grow their audience.