Celluloid Bainbridge 2018: A Retrospective

Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an annual two-day event that showcases films and filmmakers with a connection to Bainbridge Island. This year, Celluloid celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festival will take place November 17-18, 2018 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

Since 1999, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has brought hundreds of local films to the silver screen. To celebrate this legacy, we’re offering up a selection of quirky favorites from two decades of Celluloid. Revisit the highlights of this quintessentially island festival! The retrospective is co-curated by Kathleen Thorne, the festival's founder and mastermind, and TJ Faddis, former long-time manager of the Lynwood Theatre. From feature-length dramas to documentaries, comedy shorts, and experimental music videos, the films in this year's lineup represent the creativity, the hilarity, and the heart that have defined Celluloid from the very beginning.

what's next for celluloid?

The 2018 Retrospective also marks the beginning of a hiatus for the festival. Since its inception, Celluloid has been presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge. An important part of AHB's mission is to nurture and grow programs that can eventually take wing as stand-alone arts institutions. In the course of twenty years, we've made Celluloid an indispensable feature of the island's creative landscape; we believe it's now ready to transform into an independent organization.

This transition will require a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. As a result, the festival may not make an appearance in 2019. It's been a tremendous pleasure to serve the local community of filmmakers and film enthusiasts and to offer an experience that is truly representative of Bainbridge Island. Thanks to everyone whose participation has made Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival possible throughout the years.