The Show Goes On…
A Note from 2016 Guest Festival Director, Matt Longmire.
Please allow me to thank each and every one of you for submitting a film, volunteering your time, sponsoring the event, attending the festival, spreading the word, presenting a film, or any of the other hundreds of things it takes to put on such an incredible event.
It was a pleasure and an honor to guest direct this year’s Celluloid.
Although my tenure with Celluloid was always planned for this year alone, I look forward to seeing what Arts & Humanities and their next director develops from this new version of a much-loved local event.
I take a tremendous amount of pride in the experiences gained by our visiting filmmakers and I hope they carry those memories with them throughout their film careers. For our attending guests, I hope you enjoyed seeing so many independent local films and had a chance to see the incredible work being made right in our backyard as well as around the Pacific Northwest.
My best to you all and to the future of the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival.
- Matt Longmire
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."
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 was this 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.