Film is an incredible art form with the power to transform lives. The mission of the Orcas Island Film Fest is to harness the creative energy of film to build a more inspired and vibrant community in the San Juan Archipelago. Attendees of the film festival are treated to critically acclaimed feature films from around the world, locally created short films, and occasionally master classes taught by Hollywood’s top directors, and VR lab exhibits. Because Orcas Island is an intimate venue, filmgoers get the rare opportunity to watch films and rub elbows with the world-class filmmakers themselves. In 2018 and 2019, oscar nominated director Jean-Marc Valee was a featured guest who also treated audiences to a master class in which he shared how he edited key sequences of the critically-acclaimed series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams.
The Film Festival is always located in the village of Eastsound on Orcas Island. Last year over 30 films showed in 2 venues over 5 days. The venues are all walking distance from each other as are many of the restaurants and bars.
We hope you’ll be able to visit the film festival one day. And, if you do, make sure to ask for the Orcas Island Film Fest promo code for your room.