About the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival

Throughout the weekend of October 24 and 25, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge will showcase the works of our local film professionals at the 17th annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival. Celebrate with the filmmakers on Saturday and immerse yourself in 16 films on Sunday!

Saturday, October 24th


At Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The Festival kicks off with an Opening Night Celebration for movie-goers to relax and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, conversation with the artists, and the feature film.

6:30 pm Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversation with the filmmakers.

8:00 pm Salam Neighbor – Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, filmmakers

Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers to be fully embedded in a camp, Chris and Zach provide an intimate look at the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis.

Please purchase Opening Night tickets HERE. Good for both days. 

Sunday, October 25th


10:00 am – 9:00pm

At The Historic Lynwood Theatre
4569 Lynwood Center RD NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Sunday tickets available at the door or purchase in advance HERE. Tickets are good all day. Come and go as you wish! With 16 films, including three feature length films, there is plenty to choose from!


Click here to print schedule. Film schedule updated Tuesday, Oct 20th. 

9:30 am Pisces Pieces (30 mins) – Jon Brenner, filmmaker

Originally a concept album, Pisces Pieces is a large music video for the recording bearing the same title. The entire project is to celebrate the underwater world beneath us.


10:05 am Exploring at Low Tide (11 mins) – John Williams, filmmaker

Seeing the beach at low tide through the eyes of the people in this film will open up new doors of perception for you. From youngsters to the scientists, their excitement and stories will leave you with a new way of looking at our shoreline.

Q & A with the filmmaker

10:20 am Seeing the Forest (32 mins) – Alan Honick, filmmaker

Seeing the Forest is a sequel to a documentary Alan made in 1996, titled Torrents of Change. Torrents of Change told the story of a major storm that hit the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon, and the early efforts toward restoring the damage that had been done by years of clear-cut logging.

Q & A with the filmmaker


11:00 am It’s Past Time (15 mins) – Max Weber, filmmaker

A short documentary about the funding crisis in Washington State schools. It covers the teacher walkout on Olympia on April 30, 2015. There are interviews with teachers, students, and state legislators.

Q & A with the Filmmaker

11:20 am Art Grice, Island Treasure (15 mins) – Steve Stolee, filmmaker

An entertaining profile of photographer Art Grice, a recipient of the 2014 Island Treasures Award.

Q & A with the filmmaker

11:45 am Vixen’s Voyage (14 mins) – Nicole Halabisky, filmmaker

11 years ago, Bruce and Tiffany Halabisky decided to give up on a conventional lifestyle, buy a small wooden boat and sail around the world (having two children along the way.) Vixen’s Voyage is a glimpse into their life aboard.

Q & A with Bruce Halabisky, one of the film’s subjects.


12:00 noon NW Coast Indian Canoe Project (11 mins) – Rich Deline, filmmaker.

The Canoe Legacy Project provides insights into both traditional and modern techniques of how to shape, carve and steam (spread) the cedar log into an elegant seaworthy canoe. The NW Coast Canoe Video series is supported and partially funded by the Suquamish, The Port Gamble S’Klallam and the Puyallup Tribes. The Suquamish Museum has a 300 year-old Salish Style Canoe on display, in addition to many other Salish cultural art and artifacts.

12:30 Passing the Torch: the building of Fort Lewis 1916-1939 (20 mins) – Donald Sellers and Lucy Ostrander, filmmakers

It was by far the largest post of the World War One era, constructed in record time for the least cost. First to be built on land donated by local citizens, its initial recruits were drawn from the West, cowboy soldiers of an army dependent on horses and mules.

Q & A with the filmmakers.


1:00 pm Barely Lethal (1 hr 36 mins) – Dove Cameron, actor

Seeking a normal adolescence, a special-operations agent (Hailee Steinfeld) fakes her own death and enrolls in high school as an exchange student.


2:45 pm Run Away (4 mins) – Garrett Gibbons, filmmaker

The death of a relationship, told through dance.

3:00 pm Helpless (8 mins) – Dylan Arnold, actor

On the floor of library, Leah and Chayse discuss fellow students, the hypocrisy of happiness, and the tragic thought of “what could have been” on the eve of prom.


3:15 pm The River  – Matt Longmire, filmmaker

“The River” is the story of five men abducted into an underground game of No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker where the winner will receive $1,000,000 but the losers will die. (Prologue and Episode 1)

4:30 pm WRECKED (16 mins) – Liz Ellis, filmmaker

WRECKED is a web comedy for adults. The show follows Spencer, an unemployed television writer who’s been forced, for financial and emotional reasons, to move back in with her estranged brother in Seattle.


5:00 pm Rosa-These Storms (11 mins) – Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, filmmakers

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. She has wrestled with rejection, forgiveness and the fight to keep her child alive. Now 27, she must overcome her past to follow the dreams she once thought impossible.


5:15 pm Salam Neighbor  (76 mins) – Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple,  filmmakers

Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers to be fully embedded in a camp, Chris and Zach provide an intimate look at the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis.


6:40 pm Buffalo Rider  –  (94 mins) – Joel Soisson, filmmaker

A rebellious Thai-American girl, sent to live with relatives in rural Thailand, clashes with an entire village when she befriends a mute peasant boy and inspires him to compete in the annual buffalo race.

Q & A with the filmmaker.

Thank you to our Producing Partner

The Historic Lynwood Theatre



EMAIL: info@AHBainbridge.org


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.