Dear Friends of the Gig Harbor Film Festival;
2020 has been a demanding year, and one that has been particularly hard on production and performing arts. While cancelling our cherished festival this past September was not easy, the impact of letting our small paid staff go was even harder. However, we are focused on the future, and our Board of Directors is committed to delivering another world-class festival in late September 2021. Clearly, we will only proceed if it is safe to gather at that time, but our efforts are fully underway.
Our donors, volunteers, patrons, and filmmakers are all part of the magic that is our event. And for the third year in a row, filmmakers, the actual filmmakers who attend and meet and gather with each of you, have again delivered the honor of making us one of the Top 100 Rated Film Festivals in the world. Gig Harbor is on the film festival map, and we intend to deliver content, host filmmakers, and throw parties that are of the highest caliber in the independent filmmaking world.
We have already received over three dozen film submissions for consideration next year. In the end, we hope to bring forward about eighty works and expect to have many times that submitted for consideration.
Thank you for your continued support and patronage. We’d like to especially recognize sponsors who have continued with us over the last year, Propel Insurance, Uptown, Reeder Management, and Rush Construction. We are also so grateful for the fantastic partnership we’ve had with the Galaxy Theatre. We will gather again soon. Mark your calendars for September 23-26, 2021.
President, Gig Harbor Film Festival Board of Directors