Building the Bainbridge Connection

For many years, Celluloid Bainbridge has featured films that held some connection to Bainbridge Island. This annual showcase maintained that every film shown had at least one local person involved in some way. This idea was incredible and a perfect way to feature movies that were near & dear to our Island.

Over time, the festival has grown into something much bigger. From its beginnings as part of the Art Walk to a multi-day film festival, Celluloid became what it’s been for the last few years. As the festival became larger, finding new local content from a relatively small film community has become more and more of a challenge.

This year, the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is building on that Bainbridge connection by inviting films & filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest to join us in celebrating the incredible work being done in this corner of the country. Films & filmmakers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and even British Columbia are welcome to submit their films for consideration and on November 6th, Bainbridge Island will have the chance to see the best of them at the historic Lynwood Theater.

Festival attendees should expect to see something beautiful, touching, exciting, or hilarious no matter what time of day they choose to sit in the audience. The goal of Celluloid is to build a reputation for presenting quality films that truly entertain or educate our local community.

Submissions are open June 1st - September 30th at


Photo by Matt Longmire