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27 Reviews
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Carl Petersen
· November 1, 2017
This is a great festival with wonderful people that care about film and filmmakers. We were welcomed warmly with hospitality and opportunities to mingle with filmmakers and the community. I would defi...nitely return. See More
Amy Ladner Wiberg
· September 3, 2017
So excited for the October event!! It is going to be amazing! We are so fortunate to have such a great organization and event in Gig Harbor!
Cathy Simms Messenger
· September 3, 2017
Looking forward to our trip to Gig Harbor in October and the opportunity to visit friends and participate in this special event. It will be so much fun! ♥
Chris Hardesty
· September 3, 2017
Definitely excited for this event in October! So fortunate to have something so special in beautiful Gig Harbor! Amazing chance to see wonderful films and appreciate their craftsmanship!
Sean Patrick Leonard
· November 9, 2017
Just an amazing festival, beautiful town and wonderful people. I can't wait to come back.
Toni Caylor
· September 3, 2017
Can't wait for October and this great event in Gig Harbor. Really looking forward to being in such a beautiful place & seeing good movies!
Mark H. Wilson
· September 3, 2017
Excellent! Can't recommend this enough; bring your friends...and, enjoy!!
Ritchard Wooley
· September 3, 2017
Can't wait to attend in October! So exciting to have this right here in Gig Harbor!
Selina Galarza
· September 3, 2017
Can't wait for October! SO thrilled we have this special event in Gig Harbor!
JD Sherry
· September 3, 2017
Epic list! Such a great event! Some amazing films on the docket sure to captivate audiences!
C.d. Luebke
· September 3, 2017
What a fantastic lineup! Looking forward to October and attending the finest film fest in the Northwest!
Tonia Hall Wilson
· September 3, 2017
Can't wait for this event again. Counting the days!! Don't miss it.
Halei Barnes
· September 3, 2017
I can't wait for the film festival in October with this impressive lineup!
Larry Oeffinger
· September 4, 2017
Can't wait for October. So thrilled we have this event in Gig Harbor!
Kiea Dawn
· October 30, 2017
Outstanding!!! The quality of films and hospitality was superb.
Doug Janssen
· September 3, 2017
This is awesome and amazing. Can't wait to attend.
Daniel Powers
· September 19, 2017
That’s an awesome film list. October is next month folks. Get out there and enjoy it!
Bob Albert
· September 4, 2017
So looking forward to this in October!! It's going to be awesome!
Joshua Littlefield
· September 3, 2017
Another great reason to visit the Pacific Northwest!
Nancy Pometta
· September 3, 2017
I'm definitely going!! The film list so surprised me and looks amazing :)

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Greetings fellow cinephiles! Please join us on the last Wednesday of every month for some independent film enjoyment.

Our second offering for this season will be Lady Bird on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30pm.

Tickets are just $10 per person and can be purchased at the door (inside the lobby of the beautiful Galaxy Theatre). Members get in for free, so be sure to ask us about our membership choices!


Seating is first come, first served.

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"Outstanding!!! The quality of films and hospitality was superb." - Kiea Dawn, "Rockabye"

Thank you, Kiea, for being a part of our film festival!

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"I was always fascinated by the question, 'What constitutes fact and what constitutes truth?' I've always searched for deep truth in images in cinema." - Werner Herzog

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Don't forget our first monthly movie night of 2018! We're pleased to present a screening of The Big Sick, a light-hearted romantic comedy that's sure to chase away those January blues.

When & Where: TOMORROW at 6:30pm at Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ IMAX Gig Harbor


Try your hand at filmmaking, and see your creation on the big screen. The Gig Harbor Film Festival offers an opportunity for filmmakers of all ages to create cinematic gold within 72 hours. The official selections will be screened before a live theater audience.

Winners will be chosen, and an awards reception will follow.


February 1 - March 3
Registration ~ Online or at the Film Festival Office

March 3
Orientation ~ 1:00 - 3:00pm ~ Henderson Bay High School

March 16 – 18
72 Hour Filming

April 8
Screening of films ~ 2:00-4:00pm ~ Galaxy Theatre
Awards Ceremony ~ 4:30 – 6:00pm ~ The Inn at Gig Harbor
Registration Fee ~ $60 / team

For more information about the Gig Harbor Film Festival and to register for the 72 Hour Film Competition call 253.851.3456 or visit

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Feb 1 - Apr 83006 Judson St Suite #102, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

"A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later."
– Stanley Kubrick

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We are about to kick off our Annual 72 Hour Film Competition! Keep an eye out for news and updates in the next few weeks!

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Photo Credit: Steve Essig Photography

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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein is today's Google Doodle! Known as the father of montage — the film technique of editing a fast-paced sequence of short shots to transcend time or suggest thematic juxtapositions.

Hello Fellow Film Buffs! The start of 2018 brings us the return of our Movie Nights. By popular demand, we are shifting to Wednesday evenings this year. Please join us on the last Wednesday of every month for some independent film enjoyment.

Our first offering for the upcoming season will be The Big Sick on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm.

Tickets are just $10 per person and can be purchased at the door (inside the lobby of the beautiful Galaxy Theatre). Members get... in for free, so be sure to ask us about our membership choices!

Seating is first come, first served.

- Gig Harbor Film Festival

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"I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today’s movies. They believe everything they’re hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up." – Christopher Nolan

Ready to shake things up this 2018?
We have inspiring events coming soon!

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As the year winds down and we reflect on the success of the 2017 Gig Harbor Film Festival, we are reminded first and foremost of how fortunate we are to be part of a community that appreciates the value of what we do.

If you'd like to give back to our community this giving season, please consider making a donation to the Gig Harbor Film Festival. To make a donation please visit:

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SAVE THE DATE! Next year's festival is set!
September 13th -16th 2018

Need a unique gift idea for that special someone on your list? We’re offering a 10% discount on all 2018 festival tickets and VIP Pass purchases through the month of December.


Contact our office: 253-851-3456 for details!

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Gig Harbor Film Festival added 29 new photos from October 26, 2017 to the album: Gig Harbor Film Festival 2017 — in Gig Harbor, Washington.
October 26, 2017

Gig Harbor Film Festival 10th Anniversary

Our Audience Choice Feature:
SMART Documentary - Directed by: Justin Zimmerman

Our Audience Choice Short:
All the Marbles - Directed by: Carl Petersen


Congratulations! - Gig Harbor Film Festival 2017

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