Celluloid 2015

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The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an island tradition. For 17 years, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge has presented the festival to welcome both established and aspiring filmmakers and to showcase their work in the Bainbridge community and beyond. The wealth of stories the festival brings to life each year is unique to the island, whether they were shot on the island, tell an island story, or feature a Bainbridge Islander in the cast, crew, or production.

The Festival kicks off with a party. Meet the Filmmakers at the Opening Night Celebration, Sunday, Oct 24th, at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Relax and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, conversation with the artists, and a feature film ripped straight from the headlines, Salam Neighbor.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 8 p.m. The $75 ticket also includes admission to any films on Film Immersion Day, Sunday, October 25. Your ticket purchase provides program support and is partially tax deductible.

The fun doesn’t stop on opening night. Sunday, the film immersion day, offers 20 films beginning at 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 25th at the Historic Lynwood Theatre, the Festival’s Producing Partner. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for kids, and are valid all day. Tickets will be available at the door and are now available on BrownPaperTickets.org.

To learn more about films, tax deductible receipts, or any other information about the film festival, we encourage you to contact us at admin@ahbainbridge.org or by calling 206-842-7901.

Thank you for supporting the arts. We look forward to seeing you there!

An Eclectic Collection of Films

Thank you to all filmmakers who submitted works. Without you this festival would not be possible. We have received an incredible collection of works and we are excited to share them. This is one festival you won’t want to miss!

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge is proud to present two films from Living on One Productions at the 2015 Celluloid Film Festival.

Living on One is a production and social impact studio that creates films and educational videos to raise awareness and inspire action around pressing global issues.

SalamNeighborSalam Neighbor

Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis.




RosaRosa- These Storms

Rosa, a young Mayan woman, sits alone. She stares directly into the camera and for the first time has the courage to share her story. From the award-winning creators of Living on One Dollar comes an intensely personal and poignant documentary short following the life of a young woman growing up in a poor family in Guatemala. Now 27, Rosa fights to overcome her past and to follow the dreams she once thought impossible. Her experiences are raw and relatable as she wrestles with shame, forgiveness and the fight to keep her child alive.


Employment Opportunities at AHB

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge has job opportunities. Download complete job descriptions for: Program & Communications Manager and  Development & Operations Assistant.

Thank You To All Artists! 

Public Art at The Waypoint

ParkRenderingArts & Humanities Bainbridge, in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island, will commission an artist to create an exterior two or three dimensional work of art for The Waypoint Park. The Waypoint is located near the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal and offers a first impression for Bainbridge Island visitors and a welcome-home to west Puget Sound residents.

We are no longer accepting applications. The RFP period is now closed and finalists will be selected in November. Thank you to all who entered submissions for this project.

We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

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The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has adopted a new name – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge – and created a new logo in collaboration with design students at the Northwest College of Arts & Design (NCAD).

A new name was discussed on and off for several years, but over the last year, the stars aligned, resources arose, and hours of discussion with board, staff and community members led to a conclusion.

Our name was too long for the technology age, BIAHC too guttural, and people constantly confused us with another long-time Bainbridge Island institution.

We chose to go with our essence – Arts & Humanities – which best describes our rich field of endeavor and cannot be lost. Since serving the Bainbridge Island community is at the heart of our mission, “Bainbridge” remains as shorthand for all its people.

Working with Georgia Brown’s class at NCAD, we chose Morgan Louise Michels to create our logo and collateral materials. Morgan is a senior studying for her BFA in visual communication with majors in graphic design and illustration. We send her, Georgia and the 10 other students who worked on this project a giant thank you.

Some things have not changed. We’ll still provide community programs and events, plus services for artists – both professional and aspirational – teachers and cultural organizations.

Our beliefs remain the same.

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Humanities exploration creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among Bainbridge Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.
  • The arts and humanities cultivate a high quality of life, provide significant economic impact, and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.

AH Bainbridge!