...and cut! The 19th Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has come and gone. thank you very much to all of the filmmakers, volunteers, and festival attendees who made the weekend a resounding success!
Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an annual two-day event that showcases films and filmmakers from Bainbridge Island and the greater Pacific Northwest. Films are screened at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. This year, Celluloid Bainbridge once again offered festivalgoers a smorgasbord of quality films both homegrown and from across our great region. See the 2017 Festival Lineup for a complete list of this year's amazing films.
The weekend kicked off Saturday evening with an Opening Night Reception at Manor House Restaurant. Festival attendees mixed with visiting filmmakers and industry professionals while enjoying fine food and drink. After the reception, we headed across the street for a screening of the festival’s featured films: “The United Guys Network,” a comedy short from Vancouver, BC director Tabatha Golat and writer Montgomery Burt; "The Story of Bainbridge," a 1960s-era documentary tour of Bainbridge Island produced by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island; and “Another Man’s Treasure,” a documentary about the Rotary Auction directed by the island’s own Steve Stolee. Check out the 2017 Photo Gallery for some unforgettable images from Saturday night by Christina Servín Photographs & Art.
Saturday’s festivities were followed by a full day of screenings on Sunday. The festival presented a delightful and eclectic mix of drama, documentary, comedy, student films, and more, and many filmmakers were on hand to chat with the audience and answer questions about their work.
It was a tremendous pleasure to present these films to the Northwest community. Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is honored to feature both established and up-and-coming cinematic voices and we look forward to representing the Northwest with more great films in the years to come! Thanks to everyone whose participation makes Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival possible.