BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Submissions are now being accepted for the 18th annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, with works from both island and regional filmmakers welcomed.
Films will be selected through juried review by local film professionals and enthusiasts, with submissions accepted online at www.celluloidbainbridge.com.
The festival, presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, will this year showcase a broader mix of entries from Bainbridge Island and around the Pacific Northwest.
Films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia are eligible for consideration in this year’s festival lineup, alongside island-produced and centered works.
Celluloid Bainbridge will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island.
“In an age when film and media grow more rapidly than most are even aware, festivals are growing alongside,” said new festival director Matt Longmire, “so they feature the highest quality fare for attendees and the best possible experience for featured filmmakers.”
Behind the scenes and on the screen, Celluloid Bainbridge 2016 will be an entirely new experience for fans and filmmakers alike, Longmire said.
All screenings will now be presented in High Definition.
In addition to longstanding categories for features and documentaries, new categories will include Web Series, Student Film, and Music Video. Each category will now receive a “Best of” award as well as other juried honors.
Longmire is founder of the Bainbridge Island Filmmakers Group and co-founder of Seattle Web Fest, a popular event showcasing web-based film productions and now in its third year.
For information and complete submission guidelines on the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, see www.celluloidbainbridge.com.
An early-bird period with discounted submission fees runs June 1-30, with final submission deadline Sept. 30.
A complete festival schedule, including opening night gala events, will be announced this fall once selections are made and the film lineup finalized. Additional details will be published throughout the submission period.
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge is located in the Marge Williams Center at 221 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge Island. See www.AHBainbridge.org for information on other AHB programs and events.
Celluloid Bainbridge is a program of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, creating an environment where the arts and humanities flourish, to benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.